The History of Farming on Fishers Island
December 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
An encore virtual screening
HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty will host a screening of his recorded illustrated talk ‘The History of Farming on Fishers Island,’ which was co-directed by Marisela La Grave and funded by a generous grant from the Jeanann Gray Dunlap Foundation, this Sunday, December 12th, at 4 PM. Please note that this talk was first presented virtually in August 2020.
Farming was our island’s dominant economic activity for more than two centuries following the first European settlement in the 1640s, displaced at the west end by resort development beginning in the 1870s and at the east end by the Olmsted Plan in the mid-1920s. There were dairy farms, gamekeeping farms, and poultry farms. Before tennis and golf, there were cows, sheep, and chickens!
Join Pierce this Sunday, December 12, 2021, at 4 PM, for a tour of this fascinating all-but-forgotten history that includes a visit to the Fishers Island Oyster Farm, the last surviving farm on Fishers Island.
THE HISTORY OF FARMING ON FISHERS ISLAND
Encore Virtual Screening with HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty
Date: Sunday, December 12, 2021
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
No Advance Registration Required
Webinar ID: 893 9979 6417
International numbers available: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k7sC1ZPmo