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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…)
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…)
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…)
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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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…)