Eelgrass of Fishers Island

By |2020-09-27T09:10:19-04:00May 14th, 2013|Natural History, Photo Gallery|

Fishers Island is one of the last remaining places where Eelgrass (Zostera marina) thrives in New York waters.  Once found in every harbor, creek and cove on the East Coast, this critically important species is now only found in cool, clear and often wave-swept waters like those

Island Electricity: A Brief History

By |2020-05-04T22:01:44-04:00May 13th, 2013|Island History, Photo Gallery|

Island Electricity 1899 ~ Fishers Island’s first electric power plant began operations Fishers Island’s first electric power plant began operations in 1899 in a brick structure that still stands across the street just north of today’s Goose Island Gas Station (formerly

Water Filtration Plant Construction, circa 1927

By |2020-05-04T22:34:28-04:00May 6th, 2013|Island History, Photo Gallery|

Construction of the New Water Filtration Plant, Fishers Island, NY, circa 1927. All photographs in this gallery were taken for or by Mr. Donald F. Hine, an engineer who worked on the development of the east end of Fishers Island in the mid-1920s

F.I. Post Office: A Brief History

By |2020-05-04T19:40:00-04:00March 25th, 2013|Island History, Photo Gallery|

Throughout the decades, the Post Office steadfastly remained based in the same corner office as today. The Administration Building has served as H.Q. for the Fishers Island Utility Corp. while doubling as the island’s most visited daily destination, the venerable Fishers Island Post Office. (From

South Beach 1895-1909

By |2020-05-05T10:41:42-04:00March 23rd, 2013|Island History, Photo Gallery|

South Beach (1895 – 1914) South Beach was the social beach on Fishers Island during the pre-automobile era when the island’s east end beaches were relatively difficult to reach by horse and buggy. A band from the Mansion House Hotel played for beach-goers at South Beach on a daily basis for several years during

Museum Construction (2001-2003)

By |2020-10-14T11:28:14-04:00February 26th, 2012|Island History, Photo Gallery|

During construction of the new Museum at 1109 Equestrian Avenue, the HLFM's collections were stored in the Ferry Annex (former Coast Guard) building and in a storage trailer near the construction site. The Museum staged its 2001 and 2002 exhibits in the annex adjacent to Bagley's Barn.


Young Eastern Painted Turtle on lily pad, the Peninsula, Darby’s Cove
Photograph by Terry McNamara

Fishers Island, Naturally


This year’s Annual Exhibition, complemented by two special exhibitions, celebrates the natural history of Fishers Island, primarily through the lens of contemporary photography, with a focus on both habitats and the diverse species that utilize and/or occupy them.

Enter Virtual Exhibit

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