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New construction at the Shelter Island Historical Society’s Havens House on South Ferry Road. Most of the new construction will be below ground and will be open to the public in June.
Repairing, redoing and updating an old house is always a voyage of discovery, with the past often brought into vivid relief, providing answers and, as often as not, more questions.
That was the case when architect William Pedersen and builder Chris Fokine began work to bring the Shelter Island Historical Society’s home, the 18th century Havens House on South Ferry Road, into the 21st century. (more…)
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.
Construction on the new Shelter Island History Center, being built to complement the Historical Society’s Havens House museum, got underway in 2017. (more…)
COURTESY PHOTO Joe Napolitano, at the center
Joseph “Joe Nap” Napolitano died at home on Shelter Island on October 24, 2017 surrounded by his family and close relations. (more…)
Shelter Island Historical Society trustees at gables construction on October 17: Thom Milton, secretary; Jean Dickerson, trustee; Chris Fokine, owner Fokine Construction; Nanette Lawrenson, Historical Society executive director; John D’Amato and Emil DiLollo, vice presidents.
The new Shelter Island History Center, being built to complement the Historical Society’s Havens House museum, is progressing nicely. (more…)
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…)