The tour was shared by about 20 people, who learned about the founding families in this hamlet. The tour lasted about a hour and a half and focused on the historic homes built by this “Summer Colony” whose founders arrived in the area seeking a respite from the heat and filth of city life in the late 1800’s. The hamlet began to grow when a small private boarding home was opened by a ministers’ wife for friends and congregation members (all were teetotalers -no alcoholic beverages allowed). Within a few years, these visitors bought land close by and built summer homes for themselves. The tiny community was very close-knit and loved outdoor sports like swimming and tennis, but especially loved sailing. The Quantuck Yacht club was soon formed. The site of the Yacht Club and part of its early history was also part of the tour. Sheets for a self-guided tour are available at the museum. 631-288-1139
Our summer exhibit – “A PLACE CALLED QUIOGUE” is officially closed for the season – but we are still available for private tours. Give us a call at 631-288-1139 to schedule your showing.
Our neighbors in Quiogue were pleased to have details about the settlement of their hamlet on display and to note their own families part in the subsequent development of the area. If you are not too familiar with Quiogue (pronounced Qui og NOT Quee og) give us a call at 631-288-1139 to schedule your showing.
We hope to see you at some of these upcoming events!
October 11 – Visit by Westhampton Beach Elementary School’s 2nd grade class rooms.
October 16 – Pot Luck Supper – This year’s speaker is Dick Richardson who will bring a display of his duck decoys and explain their history, use and construction.
October 31 – 4th Grade Classes to visit local cemetery and learn about the history of several of our most accomplished ancestors.
November 5 – Participate in Long Island Visitors Council “Celebrate the South Fork”
December 4 – Holiday Party 4 – 6 PM
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Oldest House in Westhampton Beach The Foster-Meeker House, circa 1740 based on its surviving structural features (primarily an extensive, intact framing system), appears to be the oldest surviving building in Westhampton Beach (formerly … [Read More...]
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