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The  2010 Calendar of events

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January   Membership renewal appeal
  23 "Gratitude Gala" from 4:00 to 6:00 pm in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building.  This is a big Thank you for all of the people who have helped the Huntington Historical Society have a fabulous 2009.
  27 Genealogy Workshop meeting at 7:00 pm in the Conklin barn. 
"Family Heirlooms and Treasures" 
Our annual show and tell program with presentations by our members
  31 Open House at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building  1:00 to 4:00
Come and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres and finally find out what's inside the restored Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building.  You will be introduced to the Huntington Historical Society's collections, membership opportunities and activities.  Come and learn the story behind the symbol of the society.
  24 Genealogy Workshop meeting at 7:00 pm in the Conklin barn.  How to Trace the History of your House
Speaker: Robert Hughes, Hunting Town Historian
  18 Tea with Dolly and Me.  1:00 to 3:00 at the Conklin Farm house

It’s Tea Time for Dolly and Me! Children should bring their favorite doll and a tea cup. They will share stories about their dolls, create yarn dolls, do simple embroidery and make a toy. Learn all about dolls Refreshments to be served.
For children 6-11 years old. Admission $10.00 per child. Adults are FREE.

March 18 Conklin House lecture 1, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5    US Presidents and First Ladies – The Long Island Connection”
By Dr Natalie Naylor
President Theodore Roosevelt is well-known as a Long Islander, but a number of other presidents or their wives also had some connections with Long Island, sometimes before or after their presidency.  Join us as Dr. Naylor speaks about this topic in recognition of Women’s History Month.
  24 Genealogy Workshop meeting at 7:00 pm in the Auditorium of the Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street.  Subject TBA
  15  Conklin House lecture 2, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5   
“The Women and Men of the Underground Railroad on Long Island”
By Dr. Kathleen Velsor
Based on her book “The Road to Freedom: the Underground Railroad, New York and Beyond”, Dr. Velsor will speak about the rich history of anti-slavery activity on Long Island that started at least two decades before 1775.  A book signing will follow the lecture.
The Museum Challenge, 11:00am to 4:00pm each day, is a historic treasure hunt for the whole family in which visitors can purchase the map for $10.    They can then follow the map to see ten different historic buildings.


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 2 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

  20 Conklin House lecture 3, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5     
“100 Years on Fire Island: 1850-1950”
By Dr. Frank Turano
Just in time for summer, join us as Dr. Turano’s program focuses on the development and evolution of Fire Island.  It will be illustrated with archival photographs and documents and present the depth and variety that is present in the cultural history of the island.
  22 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.
  23 Heritage Antiques Show at Huntington
11:00 am thru 5:00 pm 
  26 Genealogy Workshop meeting at 7:00 pm in the Conklin barn.  Subject TBA
June 6 Annual meeting, 3:00 pm
  13 Opening of new exhibit with reception, 4:00 to 7:00 pm: From House Calls to Hospitals
Featuring Dr. Samuel Teich's c 1940 office. 
The exhibit celebrates a man, Huntington Station Village, Huntington Hospital and all who have provided health care to the citizens of Huntington over the years.
  23 Genealogy Workshop , 7:00pmm Annual Picnic
Jul 9
Passport to the Past 1 (2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
Passport to the Past 2 (2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
Aug 6
Passport to the Past, 3 ((2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
August 21 NEW!
Heritage Crafts Fair
at the Kissam House property
The Society will bring together many of the local Crafts people who will be offering the results of their skills to the community.  Pottery, Jewelry and fabric products will be available.
Rain date is the 22nd.
  30 Volunteer lunch, 12:30 pm in the Conklin barn.
This is a big thank you for all the volunteers who made our successful year possible.
  10 An Evening of Wine Under the Stars - Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House Museum
  16 Conklin House lecture 4, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5     Subject  TBA
    Genealogy Workshop meeting  at 7:00 pm at the Huntington Public Library
  17 Sunday, October 17th, Noon to 4:00, 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.  And, if they dare, they can enter the scary "Boo" Barn.
  21 Conklin House lecture 5, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5     "Families of Old Long Island and their Resting Places"
November   Genealogy Workshop,
  18 Conklin House lecture 6, Lecture 2:00 pm, (Refreshments 1:30).  Members Free, Non members $5     "Cold Spring Harbor Historic District Designations"
  20 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 $12 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 5 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