ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Conversion of Fort Wright’s Building 98 into a Community Center From its beginnings as a commissary building for the Fort Wright army complex, Building 98 has evolved into a center of community activity on Fishers Island. We host regular meetings, workshops, and classes. Our gym is used by a broad
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Michie, Great Gull Island, N.Y. In 1803, Great Gull and Little Gull islands were purchased by the U.S. Government from a private owner for the purpose of establishing a lighthouse on Little Gull. For almost all of the 19th century, Great Gull and neighboring Plum Island hosted thriving tern
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Terry, Plum Island, N.Y. Fort Terry was established on Plum Island in Gardiners Bay east of Orient Point, L.I. on land purchased by the U.S. Government in 1897 and 1901. The Fort was a vital link in the chain of fortifications guarding the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Tyler, Gardiners Point Island, N.Y.: “The Ruins” The story of Fort Tyler would be a comedy if it weren’t so tragic. The Fort was completed by 1898, but only after the end of the Spanish American War. Fort Tyler was never assigned armament or a garrison. In the ensuing
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 Fort Mansfield, Napatree Point, R.I. Fort Mansfield was established on 60 acres of land purchased by the government on Napatree Point, R.I. in 1898. The post was subsequently abandoned in stages with all armament removed by 1917. The beachscape would be radically altered by storms within a few short decades.
ANNUAL EXHIBITION 2020 The Coastal Forts of Eastern Long Island Sound: Abandonment, Ruination and Repurposing The 2020 exhibition examines the current state of the fort properties that stretch across the Sound from Napatree Point, R.I., to Gardiners Point Island, N.Y. Looking beyond the visually compelling crumbling facades of gun pits,