A Most Pivotal Decade: Fishers Island in the 1940s

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

In this illustrated lecture, HLF Museum Director Pierce Rafferty will reveal much that has been forgotten or was never widely known about the 1940s on Fishers Island. IN-PERSON AT THE MOVIE THEATER (AND VIRTUAL)

U-Boats in New England

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

An illustrated talk by maritime historian Eric Wiberg. This illustrated talk will be both “In-Person” at the Museum and a Virtual Program. Seating is limited for those who wish to attend live.

Benefit to Preserve Plum Island

A live and virtual presentation by Save the Sound's New York Natural Areas Coordinator Louise Harrison, co-hosted at the FI Movie Theater by the H.L. Ferguson Museum, the Fishers Island Conservancy, and the Fishers Island Oyster Farm. Followed by a reception for in-person attendees.

Hawk Bird Watch with Maggie Jones

Meet at the Museum at 8:30 a.m. Please dress for the weather and don’t forget your binoculars! Length of walk is one hour to one hour and half. Participant numbers are limited so please RSVP.

FISM Coalition Meeting


This FISM Coalition meeting will feature a discussion on possible management actions to include in a seagrass management plan and information on the proposed CT National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR).

Outside Views of Fishers Island

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

This illustrated talk by HLFM Director, Pierce Rafferty, chock full of intentional and accidental humor, takes the viewer on a rollercoaster ride through history that reveals how Fishers Island evolved into an outsider-phobic, privacy-obsessed outpost while tracing the often-outlandish opinions and descriptions generated by those who scrutinize us from afar. In-person at the Museum and virtual.

16th Annual Thanksgiving Trail Clearing & Beach Clean Up

Henry L. Ferguson Museum 1109 Equestrian Ave, Fishers Island, NY

Meet at the Museum before proceeding to the Nature Trails and Beach Clearing. All participants are invited immediately thereafter to a post-clearing party AT THE MUSEUM.

The History of Farming on Fishers Island


HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty will host an encore virtual screening of his recorded illustrated talk. This fascinating all-but-forgotten history includes a visit to the Fishers Island Oyster Farm, the last surviving farm on Fishers Island. No Advance Registration Required.

The Bethlehem, PA – Fishers Island Connection


In this Encore Virtual Screening Museum Director Pierce Rafferty will host a rebroadcast of ‘The Bethlehem, PA – Fishers Island Connection,” a video that chronicles the remarkable story of Fishers Island’s once strong but now all-but-forgotten connections to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Season of the Osprey


The Connecticut Audubon Society Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center will be hosting a virtual talk with filmmaker Jacob Steinberg, Connecticut native and wildlife cinematographer who produced and directed “Season of the Osprey," a film about the cycle of the lives of the osprey, shot in the marshes of Old Lyme and Greenwich over a period of seven years.

Daffodil Weekend: Demonstration

Fishers Island Community Center 66 Hound Ln, Fishers Island, NY

Saturday Demonstration, Questions, and Box Lunch with Brent and Becky Heath at the FI Community Center. Reservations, please.