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The  2009 Calendar of events

January   Membership renewal appeal
  28 Genealogy workshop meeting at 7:00 pm in the Conklin Barn.  "Family Treasures".  Our annual show and tell program.  Bring an artifact, document, photograph, letter or other tangible object.
  31 "Gratitude Gala" from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the Conklin Barn.  This is a big Thank you for all of the people who have helped the Huntington Historical Society have a fabulous 2008.
  25 Genealogy Workshop meeting at 7:00 pm in the Conklin barn.  Subject TBA
March 19 Conklin House lecture 1, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5    "American Music in Colonial America"  Michael Goudket
Music in colonial times spans the time from c.1610 to 1783 and includes British, Spanish, French and some American music.  Mr. Goudket's presentation will discuss secular, social music and instruments.  There will be an interactive discussion of concerts (you can play), dances, and a demonstration of the most popular portable instruments including English and German flute, violin and viola da gamba on facsimile instruments.  Mr. Goudket will present this lecture in period dress.  This promises to be a wonderful and fun experience for all who attend!
  25 Genealogy Workshop meeting at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street.  Subject TBA
  23 Conklin House lecture 2, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5    Subject TBA
  26 Salt Lake City research trip (out to May 3)  Every Spring the Genealogy Workshop of the Huntington Historical Society sponsors, and guides, a research trip to the Family History Library, run by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Salt Lake City.  There, the researchers tap the largest genealogical library in the world. For more information call 427-7045, Ext. 401
May 3 Sheep to Shawl Festival, At the Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum property Noon till 4:00.  Join us for this wonderful family event.  Enjoy sheep shearing, traditional textile demonstrations by local artisans and crafters, old fashioned games and children's activities, a Petting Zoo and pony rides, and tours of our historic Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum.  Lively music will be presented by the Long Island Traditional Music Association throughout the day.

Note:  This event is made possible, in part, with public funds form the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).  In Suffolk County the Decentralization Program is administered by The Huntington Arts Council, Inc., in partnership with the Suffolk Consortium of Arts Councils

  14 Conklin House lecture 3, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5      Subject TBA
  30 Heritage Antiques Show at Huntington
10:00 am thru 5:00 pm.  Come Browse with usMore than 40 quality dealers in room setting booths featuring jewelry, furniture, folk art, and accessories.  Refreshments are available in a quiet, relaxed environment, and entertainment is provided for selected portions of the show.
  31 Heritage Antiques Show at Huntington
11:00 am thru 5:00 pm 
  27 Genealogy Workshop meeting at 7:00 pm in the Conklin barn.  Subject TBA
June 7 Annual meeting, 3:00 pm
  12 &
Petite Standard Flower Show In the Kissam Barn
The Nathan Hale Garden Club will be putting on this Flower Show selling Art and Plants.  On Friday the 12th the show will be open from 1:30 pm thru 7:00 pm.  On Saturday it will be open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
July  6
Passport to the Past 1 (2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
  12 THHP Fundraiser:  Join us for brunch and a matinee performance of Crazy for You at the John Engeman Theater, Main Street, Northport.  Brunch begins at 12:30 p.m. and the musical follows at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $75, of which $20 is tax-deductible. Please call the Society's office at 631-427-7045 to purchase tickets or mail your check, made payable to Huntington Historical Society and marked theater tickets, to Huntington  Historical Society, 209 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743.
The Town of Huntington Historical Partnership (THHP) is a consortium of heritage organizations dedicated to preserving the Long Island's history while exploring common challenges and solutions.
Passport to the Past 2 (2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
August  3
Passport to the Past, 3 ((2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
    Volunteer lunch, 12:30 pm in the Conklin barn
  11 An Evening of Wine Under the Stars - Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum
  17 Conklin House lecture 4, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5     Subject : Growing Up on Long Island by Joshua Ruff
This lecture, which includes a power point presentation, will explore Long Island’s transitions from nineteenth century rural childhoods to the suburban baby boom & beyond
    Genealogy Workshop meeting  at 7:00 pm at the Huntington Public Library
    The Museum Challenge, Noon to 4 pm each day, is a historic treasure hunt for the whole family in which visitors can purchase the map, shown above, for $5.    They can then follow the map to see ten different historic buildings.
  18 Apple Festival,  At the Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum property Noon to 4:00The leaves are falling and the crops are being taken in.  Apples are dropping from the trees and the Society is celebrating.  Come join in the festival.  Bring your children to play traditional games, try old-time crafts and dance to the tunes of traditional music.
  22 Conklin House lecture 5, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5     Subject : Celestial Seasons...Chinese Influence in material Culture
This lecture, which will begin with a general overview of the China trade, will examine the China trade in relation to Long Island, by including a detailed examination of objects that have made their way into local collections and by investigating early shipping routes between Western Asia & America on the Long Island Sound. 
November   Genealogy Workshop,
  19 Conklin House lecture 6, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5     Subject : “Netherlands to New York: The History & Legacy of the Vanderbilt Family” By Stephane Gress.   Learn about the Vanderbilt family and their contributions to the American way of life.  This lecture touches on Cornelius Vanderbilt and the beginning of their Transportation Empire in the1800’s and focuses on the local history of William Kissam Vanderbilt II and his Centerport Estate “Eagles Nest”
  22 Native American Day
Spend a delightful afternoon, 2:00 to 4:00, exploring the history and culture of our Native Americans.  Learn about their traditions, skills, food, clothing and view authentic artifacts from our collections.  Crafts, games, songs and refreshments are included in the $10 per child cost.  For ages 7 – 12.  Adults must accompany children and will not be charged.
Advanced registration required.  Call 427-7045, Ext. 401
December 6 Holiday Historic House tour, We invite you to celebrate the holiday season by joining us for this exceptional  tour between noon and 4:00 pm.  Each year in December the Huntington Historical Society arranges tours of local residences that date from Colonial times through the current century.  The owners of these houses, open their homes as a service to the community and the Society, to demonstrate life styles throughout our country's history.  Each house is chosen for its distinct design and historical details and refreshments are served, as part of the tour, at one of the Society's museums.  A  tour of the museum is included.
    Genealogy Workshop, Holiday party, Sharing memories