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The  2012 Calendar of events
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January   Membership renewal appeal
  5 African American History: The Slave Experience on Long Island
   

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Information Meeting on the Trip to the Italian lakes and Eastern Mediterranean at 7:00 pm
Now is the time to start thinking about next year's spectacular vacation. The Huntington Historical Society is partnering With Collette Vacations to provide the vacation of a lifetime. Come with us and explore the Magnificent historical sights and cultures of northern Italy and the stunning Greek Islands. Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Italian lakes region followed by a splendid 7-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line Jade. Please join us in the Conklin Barn at 7:00 for the information session and slide show.

 

  28 "Gratitude Gala" from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the Conklin Farm House Barn.  This is a big Thank you for all of the people who have helped the Huntington Historical Society have a fabulous 2011.
February    
  16 Our Initial "Lunch and Learn Lecture"
"Huntington's Winter Carnival, 1907 - 1920"
Please join us at one of Huntington's newest and most popular dining destinations, the speakeasy-themed restaurant, Huntington Social, and enjoy a special menu exclusive to our programs and designed by renowned Chef Christopher Lee.  Huntington Social is located on the corner of New York Avenue and Main Street in Huntington, above Cactus Salon, 1:00 thru 3:00 pm.
The first lecture will be given by Toby Kissam about Huntington's major winter sporting event in the early 1900's.  See pictures of the race and get a glimpse of Main early Main Street.
The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members, including lunch.  Please contact the Office for reservations
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Victorian Watercolor Painting – Monday,  February 20
This workshop will teach traditional English watercolor and ink drawing. After completing this class, attendees will have the skills to transfer a drawing to paper, use a dip-type pen with bottle ink, and apply watercolors in layers with precision.
10am – 12 Noon
Conklin Barn, 2 High Street, Huntington
$22 per attendee
(individual adults and children in 4
th grade and older)
 

Pre-registration is required.  Contact the Historical Society at
631-427-7045 x401 or x404 to register.  Please register prior to February 14, 2012. 

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Kid’s Quilting Klass – Tuesday, February 21
Looking for something fun and creative to do during February break? How about spending the morning making a small wall hanging using quilting techniques to display and brag about?
10am – 11:30am
Conklin Barn, 2 High Street, Huntington
$20 per child (7 to 12 years old)
 

Pre-registration is required.  Contact the Historical Society at
631-427-7045 x401 or x404 to register.  Please register prior to February 14, 2012. 

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Tea Time with Dolly and Me – 2 Sessions, Feb 23 & 24
Bring your favorite DOLL & TEA CUP.  Share stories about YOUR doll.  Do simple embroidery.  Make yarn dolls. Make a  toy. Have tea, finger sandwiches, fruits and sweets.
2pm – 4pm
Conklin Barn, 2 High Street, Huntington
$25 per child (7 – 12 years old), $10 per adult
Child must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-registration is required.  Contact the Historical Society at
631-427-7045 x401 or x404 to register.  Please register prior to February 14, 2012. 

 
March 15 Lunch and Learn Lecture
Please join us at 1:00pm at one of Huntington's newest and most popular dining destinations, the speakeasy-themed restaurant Huntington Social, and enjoy a special menu exclusive to our programs and designed by renowned Chef Christopher Lee using seasonal fresh ingredients! Huntington Social is located at the corner of New York Avenue and Main Street, it is upstairs from Cactus Salon, offering a unique view of Huntington Village.
For our second lecture in the series, in honor of St. Patrick's Day, our March topic will be "The Irish in Huntington" and the lecture will be given by Huntington Town Historian Robert C. Hughes. Learn more about Huntington's Irish immigrants who worked in the brickyards, the founding of the first Catholic Church in Suffolk County-- St. Patrick's, and of course, the history of the Huntington St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The cost is $40 for members and $45 for non-members, including lunch.  Please contact the Office for reservations
  24 Gala Celebrating 100th Anniversary of Conklin Museum
6:30 to 10:30 pm
April 12

Old Burying Ground Tour
Join us as we stroll through Huntington’s Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriguing stories connected with this wonderful historic site.  Discover the fascinating tale of Fort Golgotha and the stories behind various stones and epitaphs.  This unforgettable program is a perfect way to spend an afternoon during spring break.  Following the burying ground we will visit The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building located right next to the burying ground.
Meet at 2:00 pm at the Memorial Building.  $10 for non-members, $5 for members.
  Contact us for reservations.  Attendance is limited.

  15 Antiques in April
The Huntington Historical Society has been fortunate to acquire a sizable collection of quality antiques it is planning to sell in April.  In addition to this unique sale by the Society, The Museum Shop will be open and various quality antiques dealers will be offering items from their collections to the public. 
  19 Lunch and Learn Lecture
Please join us at 1:00pm at one of Huntington's newest and most popular dining destinations, the speakeasy-themed restaurant Huntington Social, and enjoy a special menu exclusive to our programs and designed by renowned Chef Christopher Lee using seasonal fresh ingredients! Huntington Social is located at the corner of New York Avenue and Main Street, it is upstairs from Cactus Salon, offering a unique view of Huntington Village.
Our April lecture, "The Huntington Railroad," given by Executive Coordinator Robert "Toby" Kissam, will discuss the trolley line that ran from Huntington Harbor to the Huntington Train Station. Begun in 1890, the path of the trolley was along present day New York Avenue.
  22 Antiques in April
The Huntington Historical Society has been fortunate to acquire a sizable collection of quality antiques it is planning to sell in April.  In addition to this unique sale by the Society, The Museum Shop will be open and various quality antiques dealers will be offering items from their collections to the public. 

 

  26 Theatre Fundraiser Thursday, April 26th
Join friends, who are interested in supporting the Society, for an evening at the John W Engeman Theatre.   Attending this light-hearted show with like-minded people is the perfect way to help preserve and share Huntington's heritage.

Tickets are $75 and refreshments will be served before the show starting at 6:00 pm at a different location (call for details).

  27 Senior Days
Visit the David Conklin Farmhouse between 1:30 and 2:30 for a History program focusing on art, artifacts and furnishings from our colonial period.
  29 Antiques in April
The Huntington Historical Society has been fortunate to acquire a sizable collection of quality antiques it is planning to sell in April.  In addition to this unique sale by the Society, The Museum Shop will be open and various quality antiques dealers will be offering items from their collections to the public. 
May 6 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, Llamas and Angora goats, 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.
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Old Burying Ground Tour
Join us as we stroll through Huntington’s Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriguing stories connected with this wonderful historic site.  Discover the fascinating tale of Fort Golgotha and the stories behind various stones and epitaphs.  This unforgettable program is a perfect way to spend an afternoon during spring break.  Following the burying ground we will visit The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building located right next to the burying ground.
Meet at 2:00 pm at the Memorial Building.  $10 for non-members, $5 for members.
  Contact us for reservations.  Attendance is limited.

  25 Tide Mill Tour at 2:00 pm
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
  25 Senior Days
Visit the 1795 Dr. Daniel W. Kissam House, 434 Park Avenue in Huntington between 1:30 and 2:30 where you will have a private tour of the beautiful and wealthy Federal style home of the doctor.  While there, enjoy our fabulous new costume exhibit, "Ladies of Leisure."
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Salt Lake City research trip  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
 
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Historic Pub Crawl
Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30.  Along the way we will stop at three pubs, all of which play a role in Huntington's history. At each stop participants will have enough time to enjoy a pint or two!  (Drinks are not included. Our last stop, Canterbury Ales will offer tour participants $5.00 16oz pints of either one of the Sam Adams' they have on tap, or $5.00 house Red or White wine) 
The tour will begin at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, located at 228 Main Street in Huntington Village, where participants will get a chance to view our new exhibit
The topic for this day will be "Huntington in the 1920's"

The cost of the walking tour is $5 per person for members and $10 for non-members.  Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401. 

June 3 Annual meeting, 4:00 pm
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New York State / Town of Huntington Museum Weekend
This weekend museums throughout the state including Suffolk County and Huntington will be open to visitors from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  You can visit all three of our Huntington Museums during these periods.  The Conklin House Museum, the Kissam House Museum and the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building will be open, with docents, to everyone free of charge.

  8 Tide Mill Tour at 2:00 pm
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
  10 Spring Festival of Gardens
Welcome spring surrounded by lovely gardens. Immerse yourself in appealing gardening ideas.
Enjoy a day with people who love gardening and gardens as much a you do.
The Society has arranged to make available to the community an exciting collection of six local gardens.  These gardens, each with a different theme, have been chosen for their unique qualities and to provide an interesting cross section of the plantings and designs available in the area.

 

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Old Burying Ground Tour
Join us as we stroll through Huntington’s Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriguing stories connected with this wonderful historic site.  Discover the fascinating tale of Fort Golgotha and the stories behind various stones and epitaphs.  This unforgettable program is a perfect way to spend an afternoon during spring break.  Following the burying ground we will visit The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building located right next to the burying ground.
Meet at 2:00 pm at the Memorial Building.  $10 for non-members, $5 for members.
  Contact us for reservations.  Attendance is limited.

  25 Tide Mill Tour at 3:15 pm
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
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Historic Pub Crawl
Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30.  Along the way we will stop at three pubs, all of which play a role in Huntington's history. At each stop participants will have enough time to enjoy a pint or two!  (Drinks are not included. Our last stop, Canterbury Ales will offer tour participants $5.00 16oz pints of either one of the Sam Adams' they have on tap, or $5.00 house Red or White wine) 
The tour will begin at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, located at 228 Main Street in Huntington Village, where participants will get a chance to view our new exhibit
The topic for this day will be "Huntington in the 1920's"

The cost of the walking tour is $5 per  HHS member ($10 for nonmembers). Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401. 

  29 Senior Days
Join us as we stroll through Huntington's Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriguing stories connected with this wonderful historic site.
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Passport to the Past 1 (2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
July  19

Old Burying Ground Tour
Join us as we stroll through Huntington’s Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriguing stories connected with this wonderful historic site.  Discover the fascinating tale of Fort Golgotha and the stories behind various stones and epitaphs.  This unforgettable program is a perfect way to spend an afternoon during spring break.  Following the burying ground we will visit The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building located right next to the burying ground.
Meet at 2:00 pm at the Memorial Building.  $10 for non-members, $5 for members.
  Contact us for reservations.  Attendance is limited.

  9 Tide Mill Tour at 3:30 pm
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
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Historic Pub Crawl
Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30.  Along the way we will stop at three pubs, all of which play a role in Huntington's history. At each stop participants will have enough time to enjoy a pint or two!  (Drinks are not included. Our last stop, Canterbury Ales will offer tour participants $5.00 16oz pints of either one of the Sam Adams' they have on tap, or $5.00 house Red or White wine) 
The tour will begin at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, located at 228 Main Street in Huntington Village, where participants will get a chance to view our new exhibit
The topic for this day will be "Huntington in the 19th Century"

The cost of the walking tour is $5 per  HHS member ($10 for nonmembers). Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401. 

  31 Tide Mill Tour at 9:30 am
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
July 9
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Passport to the Past 2 (2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
July 23
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Aug
3
Passport to the Past, 3 ((2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
August

 

 

23 Old Burying Ground Tour
Join us as we stroll through Huntington’s Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriguing stories connected with this wonderful historic site.  Discover the fascinating tale of Fort Golgotha and the stories behind various stones and epitaphs.  This unforgettable program is a perfect way to spend an afternoon during spring break.  Following the burying ground we will visit The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building located right next to the burying ground.
Meet at 1:00 pm at the Memorial Building.  $10 for non-members, $5 for members.
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Historic Pub Crawl
Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30.  Along the way we will stop at three pubs, all of which play a role in Huntington's history. At each stop participants will have enough time to enjoy a pint or two!  (Drinks are not included. Our last stop, Canterbury Ales will offer tour participants $5.00 16oz pints of either one of the Sam Adams' they have on tap, or $5.00 house Red or White wine) 
The tour will begin at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, located at 228 Main Street in Huntington Village, where participants will get a chance to view our new exhibit
The topic for this day will be "Huntington in the 1920's"

The cost of the walking tour is $5 per  HHS member ($10 for nonmembers)..  Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401. 

  15 Tide Mill Tour at 9:30 am
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
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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.
On Saturday 10 to 5 and on Sunday 11 to 4.
 
September 20 Old Burying Ground Tour
Join us as we stroll through Huntington’s Old Burying Ground where we will learn a bit of history, a bit of folk art and intriguing stories connected with this wonderful historic site.  Discover the fascinating tale of Fort Golgotha and the stories behind various stones and epitaphs.  This unforgettable program is a perfect way to spend an afternoon during spring break.  Following the burying ground we will visit The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building located right next to the burying ground.
Meet at 1:00 pm at the Memorial Building.  $10 for non-members, $5 for members.
September 7 An Evening of Wine Under the Stars  The Dr. Daniel W. Kissam house Museum
  14 Tide Mill Tour at 9:30 am
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
  TBA

Historic Pub Crawl
Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30.  Along the way we will stop at three pubs, all of which play a role in Huntington's history. At each stop participants will have enough time to enjoy a pint or two!  (Drinks are not included. Our last stop, Canterbury Ales will offer tour participants $5.00 16oz pints of either one of the Sam Adams' they have on tap, or $5.00 house Red or White wine) 
The tour will begin at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, located at 228 Main Street in Huntington Village, where participants will get a chance to view our new exhibit

The cost of the walking tour is $5 per HHS member ($10 for nonmembers).  Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401. 

  28 Tide Mill Tour at 9:30 am
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
October 5 Tide Mill Tour at 2:15 pm
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
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Now is the time to start thinking about this year's spectacular vacation.  The Huntington Historical Society is partnering With Collette Vacations to provide the vacation of a lifetime.  Come with us and explore the Magnificent historical sights and cultures of northern Italy and the stunning Greek Islands.  Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Italian lakes region followed by a splendid 7-night Eastern Mediterranean cruise aboard the Norwegian Cruise Line Jade. 

 
  19 Tide Mill Tour at 1:45 pm
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
  21 Sunday, October 21th, 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.
  25 Lunch and learn, noon:  Black and Blue Restaurant , 65 Wall Street.  Lecture entitled "From Mill Street to Wall Street", Toby Kissam
  25 Lecture at the Conklin Barn, 7:00 pm:  "Haunted Long Island and Current Paranormal Technology"
  30 Tide Mill Tour at 10:30 am
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
November 5 Tide Mill Tour at 2:15 pm
The Huntington Historical Society is privileged to conduct guided tours of the Lefferts Tide mill, a property of The Nature Conservancy. 
The Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill, which harnessed the tides for power, was the height of technology when it was built , by the Van Wyck family in 1795.  Water powered mills need falling water and Long Island has few streams.  But, as explained on the tour, the many bays and coves, with 8 foot tides, were an unfailing source of power.  High tide filled the mill pond through the tide gate, and then, at low tide the trapped water was let out to turn the water wheel.  The Lefferts mill is unique in that of the scores of tide mills on Long Islands north shore, it is the only one left with its building intact, on its original dam and with many of its original massive wooden gears. 
It is a Long Island treasure.
  TBA

Historic Pub Crawl
Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30.  Along the way we will stop at three pubs, all of which play a role in Huntington's history. At each stop participants will have enough time to enjoy a pint or two!  (Drinks are not included. Our last stop, Canterbury Ales will offer tour participants $5.00 16oz pints of either one of the Sam Adams' they have on tap, or $5.00 house Red or White wine) 
The tour will begin at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building, located at 228 Main Street in Huntington Village, where participants will get a chance to view our new exhibit

The cost of the walking tour is $5 per HHS member ($10 for nonmembers).  Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401.  

  18 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 $20 per child cost.  For ages 7 – 12.  Adults must accompany children and will not be charged.
Advanced registration required.  Call 427-7045, Ext. 401
  29 Lunch and Learn:
 Black and Blue Restaurant, 12:30.  Topic: "Adaptive Reuse,
Historic Buildings get a new life" by Robert Hughes, Town Historian.
 

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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.