Approximately 20 people enjoyed the tour, learning about the founding families in this hamlet along the way. 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).
will continue in November. We’re looking forward to our next training session. Take a peek at a few of the items we have received recently.
December 4 – Holiday Party 4 – 6 PM
We hope to see you at there!
Our “Fall in Love with the South Fork” event was a great success. We had 225-250 people attending throughout the day (208 actually signed in). And one visitor signed up
as a new member – Welcome!
Visitors toured the Tuthill House Museum, milk house, barn/privy and inspected the progress on the Foster-Meeker Heritage Center. Many stopping by, especially enjoyed our Board Member Dot Berdinka in period costume showing off her husbands vintage car and the fire truck lent for the day from Westhampton Beach Fire Department!
Additionally, we made over $800 at the Yard Sale and sold over 50 books thanks to a visitor with a special interest in decoys, sporting goods, and LI History. He was delighted to find the maritime books that were recently donated to the Society for this sale!
In the afternoon visitors were delighted with the music provided for free by Ken Ellis at the wine and cheese reception. This was a terrific way to show off one of the many special places the South Fork has to offer – our own Historical Society in this very special village of Westhampton Beach!
If you were one of the people who picked up a map and followed the self guided walking tour of the village – Let us know what you thought,,,What did you learn? Do you have any questions? If you didn’t get the map, call us – they are available year round. 631-288-1139
FORDHAM MILL Located at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Mill Road in Remsenberg, Mr. Daniel Wells Tuttle, a carriage maker, purchased this property in 1844 and built the existing flat-roofed eastern brick sawmill in 1859. … Read more...
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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