04/19/15 8:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Helping hand cleaning Brinley Sylvester’s ‘table,’ the most elaborate gravestone.

COURTESY PHOTO
Helping hand cleaning Brinley Sylvester’s ‘table,’ the most elaborate gravestone.

Part 2 of an occasional series, courtesy of the Shelter Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, updating Islanders on who’s who in the Presbyterian Church cemetery and why it’s such an important place. You will also find out, if you read through to the last paragraph, how to win a prize. And who won the last one.

Heads up, Islanders. Let’s see how well you know your history. (more…)

03/11/15 8:00am

 

JULIE LANE PHOTO Charles Olton of Hay Beach will discuss the cultural revolution that surrounded the War of Independence at the Shelter Island Historical Society on Saturday, March 21.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Charles Olton of Hay Beach will discuss the cultural revolution that surrounded the War of Independence at the Shelter Island Historical Society on Saturday, March 21.

Most people think they know the story of the American Revolution but historian, author, former academic administrator and raconteur Charles Olton has much to tell you that you likely don’t know. (more…)