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07/23/15 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

REPORTER FILE PHOTO|

Historical questions
To the Editor:
It was an interesting, rather startling headline regarding the Shelter Island Historical Society (July 16, “Three resign from Historical Society Board”).

I was considering changing my license plate from the UN-Hampton to the NU-Hampton, since Shelter Island has become what I now refer to as the “five-outfit weekend” with, it seems, a fundraiser of one kind or another every weekend all summer long. (more…)

07/22/15 12:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO Ice cream making the old fashioned way is a popular activity for Shelter Island’s Time Travelers. Members of the Shepherd family demonstrate how it works.

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Ice cream making the old fashioned way is a popular activity for Shelter Island’s Time Travelers. Members of the Shepherd family demonstrate how it works.

If you’re between the ages of 6 and 11, you’re among the lucky, eligible to participate in the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Third Annual Time Travelers program, one that adults have been clamoring to join. (more…)

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07/21/15 8:00am
JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO Detail of a stained glass window, the work of Walter Brigham, at Union Chapel.

JO ANN KIRKLAND PHOTO
Detail of a stained glass window, the work of Walter Brigham, at Union Chapel.

BY ELIZABETH AUMAN | Contributor

Shelter Island trivia: Which of the following is the work of Island artist Walter Cole Brigham (1870 -1941)?

a) Impressionist painting of an osprey nest

b) “Marine mosaic” stained glass window (Union Chapel)

c) Pulp magazine covers

d) Comic books

Answer: All of the above (more…)

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06/30/15 8:00am
COURTESY ART | A rendering of an aerial view of the plans for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s headquarters on south Ferry Road.

COURTESY ART | A rendering of an aerial view of the plans for the Shelter Island Historical Society’s headquarters on south Ferry Road.

“We’re going to look good, but we’re still going to look like Havens House.”

That’s Shelter Island Historical Society Executive Director Nanette Breiner-Lawrenson promise about additions and renovations to the grounds on South Ferry Road. (more…)