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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Horse Shows on Fishers Island

By |2020-05-24T11:47:12-04:00May 24th, 2020|Photo Gallery|

Horse Shows on Fishers Island Many residents of Fishers Island today are surprised to learn that from 1927 to 1933 there were elaborate annual horse shows on Fishers Island staged just northeast of today’s Driving Range at Middle Farms. They were complicated sporting

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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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Lyles Beach & Munnatawket Hotels

By |2020-03-19T01:14:51-04:00March 19th, 2020|Photo Gallery|

The Changing Face of the Lyles Beach & Munnatawket Hotels The Lyles Beach Hotel (1882-1891) Billed as “The Coney Island of the East”, the Lyles Beach Hotel was Fishers Island’s first major hotel.  Located on the island’s north shore several hundred yards west of the entrance to West Harbor, the Lyles Beach catered primarily

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F.I. Telephone Co: A Brief History

By |2020-05-04T21:27:14-04:00June 12th, 2013|Island History, Photo Gallery|

Island Telephone 1890’s ~ Fishers Island’s Telephone Co. is Formed The Fishers Island Telephone Co. was formed in the early 1890s by the Ferguson brothers. 1920’s ~ Olmsted Plan An infrastructure upgrade known as the “Olmsted Plan” brought brand new telephone lines and

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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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