VILLAGE WALKING TOUR
The tour began at the Historical Society Museum on Mill Road, headed northwest on Mill Road to the traffic circle noting several buildings along the way. Returning to Sunset Avenue and heading south to Main Street, another two buildings of note were included on the tour.
Next, turning onto Main Street, we viewed the bulk of the remaining twenty or so buildings, a few of which are over 100 years old.
The final turn of the tour was heading back to the Museum along Mill Road where we discussed the history of at least two more structures, one of which is the site of our Village’s newest business.
The guide brochure, created for us by Board Member Stephanie Davis, will become a permanent part of our museum handouts. A number of visitors have already stopped by to pick them up because they missed the guided tour. Come get you copy, so you can take the tour too and learn about our villages historic business buildings!
Our yearly Exhibit Opening Benefit at Starr Boggs
This was another enjoyable evening with great food, wonderful friends dedicated to the preservation of Westhampton Beach’s history, and the opening of another fantastic exhibit. Here are a few photos from the benefit…
“Our Village…Peddlers to Boutiques “
This exhibit is a walk through our business centers over the years since 1900, including Main Street especially, but also Mill Road, Sunset Avenue and Montauk Highway. We chronicle the development of our Village by the entrepreneurs that passed through – and by the many that stayed with us, changing the look and creating the life of our village – Westhampton Beach. Join us here on a part of that tour.
Our year-end Holiday Party!
It looks like everyone had a great time at the Holiday Party! Originally slated to be held at the Remsenburg Academy, the event grew quickly to the point that the event venue was changed to the Saint Marks Hall – allowing more space and a kitchen for easier prep by our caterer.
The music by Sampawan Creek, an Early American band was terrific, and the carols sung by members of the local High School choral group were enjoyed by all. Caterer Arielle Ferrara (form Chef of The Riverhead Project) was declared a most excellent choice. A number of the 60+ in attendance suggested this become a yearly event…stay tuned in 2015!
Our deepest appreciation to Board Members Allegra Dioguradi and Phil Grossman for all their hard work spearheading this new event. Many thanks also to Jackie Monette, Liz Max, Bob Murray, Ridgie Barnett, Dave Wilcox, Stephanie Davis and Lauren Barlow for helping in more ways than we could ever list!