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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…)

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BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Santa Claus making his annual appearance at the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House.

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
Santa Claus making his annual appearance at the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House.

Santa Claus is good at asking personal questions, like “Have you been a good boy?” and “What would you like for Christmas?”

It was his turn to answer questions when, fresh from his duties at the Shelter Island Historical Society Holiday Open House, we caught up with him. Santa agreed to an interview with the Reporter about his work, his life and his unique perspective on Shelter Island. (more…)