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A Detailed Look at Fishers Island’s First Known Prize Fight

By |2020-04-16T17:16:01-04:00March 18th, 2012|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2012|

A Detailed Look at Fishers Island's First Known Prize Fight by Pierce Rafferty Fishers Island's colorful boxing history begins in the late 1860s during the period when Robert Ralston Fox, a retired manufacturer, owned the island and ran it as a cattle and sheep stock farm. The entire island was his private estate for he

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Island History: Prize Fights on Fishers Island

By |2020-04-16T17:15:48-04:00March 18th, 2012|Island History, Newsletter, Newsletter 2012|

Island History: Prize Fights on Fishers Island by Pierce Rafferty If a poll were taken today asking what sport was most associated with Fishers Island, without doubt sailing or golf would top the list. For those with longer memories, horse shows and dog trials might also come to mind. However, believe it or not, there

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New York Report by James H. Hill, published in April 1901

By |2020-05-29T12:54:26-04:00March 18th, 2012|Newsletter, Newsletter 2012|

New York Report by James H. Hill, published in April 1901 (The Auk, New Series Vol. XVIII, No. 1, April 1901) Flat Hammock off North Hill once hosted a large tern colony. At the eastern end of Fishers Island, about two or three miles distant from the Connecticut shore is Wicopesset, a small,

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Nesting Terns On and Around Fishers Island One Hundred Years Ago

By |2020-05-29T18:59:53-04:00March 18th, 2012|Newsletter, Newsletter 2012|

From the Files of the Museum: Nesting Terns On and Around Fishers Island One Hundred Years Ago

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2012 Newsletter: From the President

By |2020-05-31T08:20:33-04:00March 18th, 2012|Newsletter, Newsletter 2012|

2012 Newsletter From the President by Penni Sharp Spring is well underway on Fishers Island as I write this annual greeting on behalf of the Museum. After one of the mildest winters in my memory, spring has brought a strange mix of weather conditions with temperatures well into the 80s during March followed by chilly

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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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