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Gulf Stream Perspectives by Frank Bohlen

By |2022-09-12T10:56:10-04:00September 12th, 2022|Guest Speaker|

Gulf Stream Perspectives by Frank Bohlen Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty This recorded illustrated talk by Frank Bohlen, physical oceanographer and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Connecticut, was presented September 11, 2022. Examination of the history of exploration from the 1850s

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Birds In Winter: Surviving The Most Challenging Season by Roger Pasquier

By |2022-08-29T10:24:18-04:00August 29th, 2022|Guest Speaker|

Birds In Winter: Surviving The Most Challenging Season by Roger Pasquier Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty This recorded illustrated talk from August 28, 2022 highlights why we should think about birds in winter during August. Here on Fishers Island and throughout the Northern Hemisphere many birds are already

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The Napatree Point Conservation Area: Past, Present & Future by Peter V. August and Grant G. Simmons III

By |2022-08-26T09:10:10-04:00August 26th, 2022|Guest Speaker|

The Napatree Point Conservation Area: Past, Present & Future Illustrated talk by Peter V. August and Grant G. Simmons III, The Watch Hill Conservancy Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty This recorded illustrated talk was presented August 7, 2022 to review the scientific monitoring taking place now to guide

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Seagrass and Society – Underwater Plants as a Critical Resource by Jamie Vaudrey

By |2022-08-23T10:15:33-04:00August 23rd, 2022|Guest Speaker|

Seagrass and Society – Underwater Plants as a Critical Resource Illustrated talk by Dr. Jamie Vaudrey Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty This recorded illustrated talk, presented August 14, 2022, is on Seagrass, the ribbon-like plant found rooted underwater along Fishers Island’s coasts that is a vital and vibrant

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Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau by Ben Shattuck

By |2022-08-05T16:59:54-04:00August 5th, 2022|Guest Speaker|

Six Walks: In the Footsteps of Henry David Thoreau Illustrated talk by Ben Shattuck Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty On an autumn morning in 1849, Henry David Thoreau stepped out his front door to walk the beaches of Cape Cod. Over a century and a half later, Ben

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Forty Years of Oyster Farming on Fishers Island by Steve Malinowski

By |2022-08-04T16:06:36-04:00August 4th, 2022|Guest Speaker|

Forty Years of Oyster Farming on Fishers Island Illustrated talk by Steve Malinowski Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this recorded illustrated talk, Steve Malinowski, Co-Owner of the Fishers Island Oyster Farm discusses how he and Sarah operate a thriving sustainable seafood farm as the work changes with

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Bird Bling by Adam DiNuovo

By |2021-09-28T08:18:09-04:00September 28th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Bird Bling: How Banding Birds Helps Conservation Illustrated talk by seabird biologist Adam DiNuovo Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this illustrated talk, Adam DiNuovo will show how banding reveals the remarkable lives of birds and helps in nationwide conservation efforts. He will use birds from all over

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Preserve Plum Island by Louise Harrison

By |2021-09-20T14:38:11-04:00September 20th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Preserve Plum Island An illustraked talk by Louise Harrison, Save the Sound's New York Natural Areas Coordinator Hosted at the Fishers Island Movie Theater by members of the Preserve Plum Island Coalition: the H.L. Ferguson Museum, the Fishers Island Conservancy, and the Fishers Island Oyster Farm. Ms. Harrison will

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U-Boats In New England by Eric Wiberg

By |2021-09-14T09:06:27-04:00September 14th, 2021|Guest Speaker|

U-Boats In New England: Submarine Patrols, Survivors, and Saboteurs, 1942-45 Illustrated talk by maritime historian Eric Wiberg Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty Today, observing the distinctive profile of an attack-class submarine cruising off the shores of Fishers may inspire of patriotism, gratitude, or curiosity. With the advent of

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Rare Species And Natural Communities Of Fishers Island by Matthew Schlesinger

By |2021-09-14T08:53:57-04:00August 21st, 2021|Guest Speaker|

Rare Species And Natural Communities Of Fishers Island with Matthew Schlesinger Hosted by HLFM director Pierce Rafferty In this recorded illustrated talk, Matthew Schlesinger, Chief Zoologist, NYNHP details some of the survey techniques and interesting discoveries from the first half of the 2021 field season that was part of

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ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2022

Dr. Ralph Hoch leading the 1978 Memorial Day parade from a red MG driven by Eddie White. Photo by Charlie Morgan.

YEAR ROUND: A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY

The main show chronicles many aspects of the Island’s year-round community with a focus on work, school activities, recreation, and annual events that help bring the Island together.

NOW ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM

This year’s Annual Exhibition will open virtually on this website later this summer.

WINTER VIRTUAL EXHIBIT

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