Students and teachers spell out “FI.” Photo by Charlie Morgan, November 1985. Museum Collection.
This section is dedicated to documenting and celebrating the Fishers Island School, from its beginnings in a one room schoolhouse on Oriental Ave. circa 1888 (later two rooms, today the F.I. Library), through the period from 1916 to 1971 when the second school on Montauk Ave. ably served our community—initially educating students at the primary and intermediate level, but expanding to include high school classes beginning in the late 1920s—to today’s dynamic Pre-K to 12 institution that opened on the former site of Fort H.G. Wright’s brick barracks in the fall of 1972.
Yearbooks, photographs, documents, and ephemera will be featured with new content added and old content subtracted over time.
The first Fishers Island School (1888-1915). Courtesy of Jeff Edwards.
The second Fishers Island School (1916-1971). Museum Collection.
The third Fishers Island School (1972-to date). Photo by Charlie Morgan.
Selections from the Fishers Island School Archives
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.