Upcoming Talks

Beatrice Cuming: Connecticut Precisionist

April 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Museum Director Pierce Rafferty will host a virtual presentation by Tanya Pohrt, Ph.D., curator, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, New London, Connecticut

Native plants are essential to repairing and sustaining our fragile ecosystem on Fishers Island. But what makes them unique, and how can we use them effectively? Join us at the Museum for a first-of-its-kind event to find out!

Join us at the Museum for an illustrated talk by Skyler Kardell and William Schenck who have been researching and documenting bird life on Fishers Island with logistical assistance by the HLFM.

The Deep Impacts of Composting

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Museum for an illustrated talk by lifelong composter, Jayne Merner, from Earth Care Farm in Charlestown, RI

Chasing Shadows

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join us at the Museum for an illustrated talk with author Ret Talbot, who will discuss a conservation success story about restoring great white sharks, apex predators, to an ecosystem.


July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This illustrated talk by Kim Hargrave, Education Director of the DPNC, examines the fascinating world of Mustelidae, a diverse family of carnivorous mammals that include mink, otters and fisher cats.

Quetzals: Icons of the Cloud Forest

July 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Renowned ornithologist and author Alan Poole will present an illustrated talk based on his new book, about a dazzling cloud forest bird that is native to the cloud forests of Mexico, and Central and South America.

The House that History Flowed Through

August 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Museum Director Pierce Rafferty’s illustrated talk chronicles how the history of Fishers Island from the Colonial era to date can be traced through the evolution of a single island structure: the Mansion House.


August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Mary Beth Decker, Research Scientist in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale, will give an illustrated talk that sheds light one of the ocean’s most mysterious invertebrate animals.


August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Filmmaker Jacob Steinberg will present an illustrated talk documenting his current work in progress: a film illustrating the critical importance of menhaden to our fisheries and our development as a nation.


September 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dr. Sara Lewis co-chair of the ICUN SSC Firefly Specialist Group will speak on fireflies and efforts to encourage their protection and restoration.

During the summer season our adult lectures are a mixture of in-person & virtual, sometimes both.

Information is posted on this website, on the PO Bulletin Board, and on FishersIsland.net.
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