BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
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…)
JAMES DAWSON PHOTO
Ms. Dimon with ‘Kalashnikov’ at the exhibit opening at Carter Burden Gallery.
Island artist Roz Dimon’s work is featured in a new exhibit at the Carter Burden Gallery called “GUNS!……LOCKS!……CHAINS!” along with fellow artists Scott Geyer and Jay Moss. The exhibit opened in October and is on display at the New York City gallery through Thursday, November 8. (more…)
MARTIN BURKE PHOTO
On a gravel lane just off one of the busiest stretches of Route 114 in the Center, Cris DiOrio, a big, bearded man, was taking tools out of the bed of a pickup parked under a tree.
There was an occasional sound, a hush of traffic from the road. Town suddenly became country as Cris, 29, walked up to an acre of cultivated land to work, he said, on “some irrigation issues.” (more…)
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Civil rights leader and Nobel Prize laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
Senator Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota won the Democratic primary in Wisconsin, but Hubert Humphrey would go on to claim the nomination and then be defeated by Republican Richard Nixon in the general election.
“2001: A Space Odyssey,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, premiered in Washington, D.C.
North Vietnam leaders agreed to meet United States representatives to setup preliminary peace talks.
The Academy Awards were postponed until April 10 because of the Martin Luther King murder.
And on Shelter Island . . .
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…)