February 12, 1:30 – 3:30 – Long Island Waters in Wartime Part II of Brunch & Learn Series
March 12, 1:30 – 3:30 – Raiders, Rum Running and Pirates Part III of Brunch & Learn Series
First in the series ….
will be presented by speakers Dick Gardner and Frances Ryan. Both men are longtime residents of Quogue and researchers of local history. Both men are trustees of the Suffolk County Historical Society and Mr. Ryan is currently Quogue Village Historian.
The lecture will tell how shipwrecks came to be such a part of 19th and 20th century life along the south shore. You will learn how the US Life Saving Service came to be and will hear the tales of six actual wrecks between Moriches and Bridgehampton and the rescues the USLSS took part in.
To whet your appetite for this history, follow this link to our page on the Potunk Life Saving Station
There is no charge to join us for this brunch and learn session, but we ask that you call the Library at: 631-288-3335 x 4 to reserve your seat. Thank you – see you there!
We continue the Brunch and Learn series on February 12, 1:30 – 3:30 with:
Long Island Waters in Wartime – speaker Bill Bleyer will present some local history you never learned in school, Long Island’s maritime involvement from the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War, WWI and WWII. Mr. Bleyer has written for numerous newspapers and magazines as well as authoring several books about Long Island history.
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