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Island History: The Morning After—Letter describing 1938 Hurricane on Fishers Island

By |2022-05-27T08:47:16-04:00May 27th, 2022|Island History, Newsletter 2022|

Island History: The Morning After—Letter describing 1938 Hurricane on Fishers Island by Letitia Rogers Revett Editor’s note: In April 2022, the Museum received a generous and thoughtful gift of Fishers Island-related documents and ephemera from Janice Revett Lloyd, whose parents, Letitia and Harley Revett, were teachers at the Fishers Island School from the

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Island History: Moose on Fishers Island

By |2021-05-28T09:13:04-04:00May 27th, 2021|Island History, Newsletter 2021|

Island History: Moose on Fishers Island by Pierce Rafferty Colonial records indicate that in the early 1700s, just over three hundred years ago, moose could be found on Fishers Island. Then, as now, inhabitants of our region would have been shocked to bump into a live “moose-deere,” for Fishers Island was well south of

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James S. Casey: Fishers Island’s First Resident Photographer

By |2020-05-28T18:10:22-04:00May 28th, 2020|Island History, Photo Gallery|

James S. Casey’s cottage and photography studio, Fishers Island, N.Y., circa 1918. This cottage is today painted a distinctive blue and sits at the base of the hill across from the former Grebe/Stern house. James S. Casey: Fishers Island’s First Resident Photographer James S. Casey, Fishers Island’s first resident photographer, lived in

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Claypit Views and Brickyard Maps

By |2020-05-28T13:53:00-04:00May 28th, 2020|Island History, Photo Gallery|

Claypit Views and Brickyard Maps From The History of Brickmaking on Fishers Island At its height in the 1880s, the brickyard on Fishers Island was one of the largest in the Northeast—some claimed the entire country—with a production capacity of 18 million bricks per annum.

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Island History: Fishers Island in the Revolutionary War

By |2020-06-02T16:27:43-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Island History, Newsletter 2020|

ISLAND HISTORY Fishers Island in the Revolutionary War by Pierce Rafferty “Genl. Howe Evacuating Boston,” engraving by J. Godfrey, circa 1861. Museum Collection. The first rumblings of the American Revolution reached our shores in late May 1773, some six months before the Boston Tea Party. According to an account published in a

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FIHS Basketball

By |2020-05-29T23:37:04-04:00April 9th, 2020|Island History, Photo Gallery, School|

Fishers Island High School Basketball Over Time FIHS Basketball Year unknown: L to R: Harry Devitt (kneeling), Harley Woods (standing), Frank Berrian (sitting), ___?, Chadwick (sitting) H. Middleton (standing), J. Pyle (kneeling) 1929 FIHS Girls Basketball STANDING: Majorie Wood, Dorothy

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Remembering the Mystic Isle

By |2020-05-16T20:43:41-04:00February 24th, 2020|Island History, News|

Mystic Isle underway and approaching Silver Eel Cove Remembering the Mystic Isle We Fishers Islanders love our ferries, and those of us who are “of a certain age” wax particularly poetic over the M/V Mystic Isle, remembered fondly from our childhoods with its red leather seats, muraled walls and quirky onboarding midship. It

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Island History: Pirates in Our Region

By |2020-05-16T13:56:52-04:00June 5th, 2019|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2019|

Island History: Pirates in Our Region by Pierce Rafferty On Block Island On July 12, 1690, the residents of Block Island were alarmed when a small fleet—consisting of one bark, one ketch, two sloops and smaller craft—appeared off their coast. Although the vessels were flying English colors, there was no certainty of their allegiance to

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Island History: The Great Hurricane of 1938

By |2020-05-30T00:41:43-04:00May 25th, 2018|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2018|

Water surging over Money Pond during the hurricane. From The Henry L. Ferguson Museum Newsletter 2018 The following account of the 1938 Hurricane’s effect on Fishers Island was found in the Museum’s files. It was unsigned. Please contact the Museum if you are able to identify the author. Please note that September 21,

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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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