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03/17/17 10:00am
AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The 'de-watering' project at the Shelter Island Historical Society construction site.

AMBROSE CLANCY PHOTO The ‘de-watering’ project at the Shelter Island Historical Society construction site.

The water in a recently created pond next to the Shelter Island Historical Society headquarters on Route 114 has been tested and given a clean bill of health. (more…)

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11/01/16 10:00am
COURTESY PHOTO Historical Society trustees and staff: From left, Bill Pederesen, Elizabeth Pederesen, Nanette Lawrenson, Jean Dickerson, Belle Lareua, Phyllis Wallace, Lily Hoffman, Alexandra Binder, Stephanie Lebowitz and Thom Milton

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Shelter Island Historical Society trustees and staff: From left, William Pedersen, Elizabeth Pedersen, Nanette Breiner-Lawrenson, Jean Dickerson, Belle Lareau, Phyllis Wallace, Lily Hoffman, Alexandra Binder, Stephanie Lebowitz and Thom Milton.

After years of planning and an ambitious $1.7 million capital campaign, the Shelter Island Historical Society created its own history on October 29 when it broke ground on construction of a state-of-the-art vault and study center to be built on the Havens House grounds on Route 114. (more…)

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12/02/15 2:00pm
COURTESY PHOTO |  Artist’s rendering of new archival space and research center at the Shelter Island Historical Society.

COURTESY PHOTO | Artist’s rendering of new archival space and research center at the Shelter Island Historical Society.

A late November letter to Shelter Island Historical Society members reports the Society has about 90 percent of the $1.7 million it needs for construction of a new archival vault and research center. (more…)

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11/02/15 12:04pm
 COURTESY PHOTO | Rendering of a proposed additions to the Shelter Island Historical Society Haven’s House, which would include a new building to house a storage vault, classroom and display space.

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Rendering of a proposed additions to the Shelter Island Historical Society Haven’s House, which would include a new building to house a storage vault, classroom and display space.

The Shelter Island Historical Society’s newsletter reported that as of September 30, 110 donors had contributed $1.5 million of the $1.7 million that an extensive building project is expected to cost. (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…)