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08/05/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

The Amazin’ Mets, 9 1/2 games back at this time in 1969, would capture the National League Pennant and go on to win the World Series against the Baltimore Orioles.

Temporary Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn was elected to a seven-year term as commissioner, but would serve until September 1984.

The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival was getting underway at an upstate dairy farm, attracting 400,000 people to the site.

The first performance by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young would occur at the Auditorium Theater in Chicago.

Actress Sharon Tate and four guests would be murdered at her Hollywood home by members of the Manson Family.

And on Shelter Island . . . (more…)

08/01/19 4:30pm

SHELTER ISLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY PHOTO A view of the house at 6 Serpentine Drive, one of the architectural delights included in the Historical Society’s annual house tour coming up Saturday.

Get ready, architecture and history buffs. The Shelter Island Historical Society will present a tour of unique Island homes on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 2 to 5 p.m. The homes feature innovative contemporary architecture and sensitive historic renovation. 

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07/29/19 12:00pm

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To the Editor:
When Bennett Konesni and Eben Fiske Ostby inherited Sylvester Manor grounds and made the vital decision to transform the property to create a nonprofit educational farm, it was a game changer for the community.

Privately owned grounds could be easily turned into a luxury housing development. Instead of putting more pressure on the land and a fragile water aquifer, extensive grounds are now open to the public and the Manor House museum and organic farm were established. (more…)

07/14/19 8:00am

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Maeve Kyne-Purcell interacts with the DIMONscape of Havens House.

A painting that takes 300 years of history and makes it into a single work of art will be open to the public at The Shelter Island Historical Society on Sunday, July 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. during the exhibit’s opening reception. 

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07/08/19 10:00am

50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY

David Bowie released his single, “Space Oddity,” just nine days before Apollo 11 landed on the moon.

Russia launched an unmanned Luna 15 to the moon.

“Easy Rider,” starring Dennis Hopper, Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson was released.

The Rolling Stones released “Honky Tonk Women” as a single.

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