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The  2014 Calendar of events
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January   Membership renewal appeal
January 16

Lunch & Learn

(See below for additional dates)

Join Huntington Historical Society for our Lunch & Learn lecture and discussion at Black & Blue restaurant in Huntington Village.  The program begins at 12:30pm and runs for approximately two hours. $45 non-members, $40 members. Price includes gourmet three-course meal. Cash bar available. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Please call, 631-427-7045, ext. 401 to reserve your spot today. Black & Blue restaurant is located at 65 Wall Street in Huntington Village and parking is on-site.

 

January 25 "Gratitude Gala" from 3:00 to 6:00 pm in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building  This is a big Thank you for all of the people who have made the House Tour such a success in 2012.
February 20
Tea Time with Dolly and Me
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. 

 
February 20

Lunch & Learn
Join Huntington Historical Society for our Lunch & Learn lecture and discussion at Black & Blue restaurant in Huntington Village.  $45 non-members, $40 members. Price includes gourmet three-course meal. Cash bar available. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Please call, 631-427-7045, ext. 401 to reserve your spot today. Black & Blue restaurant is located at 65 Wall Street in Huntington Village and parking is on-site.

March 20 Lecture: "Women in Long Island's Past"

Lecture at the Conklin Farmhouse, 12:00

March  27 Lunch and Learn Lecture  12 pm
Topic: The Long Island Motor Parkway, 1908 - 2014
 

Thanks to your support, Lunch & Learn has become an extremely popular event! Our next Lunch & Learn program, at Black & Blue Restaurant in Huntington Village,

The program starts at 12pm (Note time change!). It will last about two hours. The cost is $40 for Society members, and $45 for non-members. Price includes a gourmet three course meal. A cash bar will be available.
The talk will be given by:
Local Historian:  Bruce Adams
 

Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401.
April 12 Donation Days for Antiques in April

From 10:00 to 1:00pm at the Kissam House on Park Avenue.
These two days have been set aside for people, who want to support the Society, to bring in quality items to sell at Antiques in April.  This is an important way to help the Society fulfill it's mission of saving and sharing our heritage.  Please, only items in good condition and of some worth.

April 26 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. 
April 27 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. 

 

April 24 Lunch and Learn Lecture  12 pm
Topic:  Stagecoaches, Rail Roads and Trolleys

Thanks to your support, Lunch & Learn has become an extremely popular event! Our next Lunch & Learn program, at Black & Blue Restaurant in Huntington Village, will discuss a topic of interest to the community.

May 4  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.
May 15

Tide Mill Tour  12:00pm
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.

May 25 to
June 1
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
 
May 26 Tide Mill Tour  10:00pm
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.
June 20 Annual meeting, 6:00 pm

Meeting will be held at the Huntington Crescent Club

June 11 Tide Mill Tour  10:00pm
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.
June 8  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.

 

June 25 Tide Mill Tour  10:15 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.
June 19

Historic Pub Crawl

Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00pm).  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.) 
The tour will begin at the Conklin Farmhouse, located at 2 High Street in Huntington Village, where participants will get a chance to view our latest exhibit
The topic for this day TBD.

The cost of the walking tour is $10 per person for members and $15 for non-members.  Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401. 

June 26  Theatre Fundraiser
Join friends, who are interested in supporting the Society, for an evening at the John W Engeman Theatre, at 8:00 pm, showing "Plaza Suite".  

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

June June 30 to July 11  Passport to the Past 1 (2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
See Passport to the Past 2 and Passport to the Past 3 below.
July 14 Tide Mill Tour  1:00pm
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 17

Historic Pub Crawl

Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00pm).  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.) 
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 TBD.

The cost of the walking tour is $10 per person for members and $15 for non-members.  Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401. 

July 28 Tide Mill Tour   12:30pm
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 14 to 25 Passport to the Past 2 (2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
July July 26 to Aug 8 Passport to the Past, 3 ((2 weeks, each weekday 9:30 am to noon)
August  21

Historic Pub Crawl

Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00pm).  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.) 
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 TBD.

The cost of the walking tour is $10 per person for members and $15 for non-members.  Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401. 

August   11 Tide Mill Tour 11:45 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.
August   16 & 17  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.
 
August 22 Tide Mill Tour  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.
September 5  An Evening of Wine Under the Stars  The Dr. Daniel W. Kissam house Museum
September 8 Tide Mill Tour  10:30am
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.
September 18

Historic Pub Crawl

Town Historian Robert Hughes will lead  a historical walking tour of Huntington Village, starting at 6:30 pm (doors open at 6:00pm).  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.) 
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 TBD.

The cost of the walking tour is $10 per person for members and $15 for non-members.  Reservations are required; please call 631-427-7045 x401. 

September 22 Tide Mill Tour  10:15am
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 6 Tide Mill Tour  9:30am
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 13 Tide Mill Tour  3:15pm
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  19   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.
October 23 Tide Mill Tour  11:00 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  27 Tide Mill Tour  1:30pm
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 6 Tide Mill Tour  9:45 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  TBD Lunch and learn, noon:  Black and Blue Restaurant , 65 Wall Street.  Topic "Long Island's Decorative Arts--Huntington's Contributions"
November 16  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 $25 per child cost.  For ages 7 12.  Adults must accompany children and will not be charged.
Advanced registration required.  Call 427-7045, Ext. 401
November TBD Lunch and Learn:
 Black and Blue Restaurant, 12:00.  Topic: TBD
 

December

7  Holiday Historic House tour: Noon to 4:00
 
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.