OHS In The News

 

 

“There is more of an active and liberal public spirit in Orient than in any other village in the county and

when they undertake to do anything they are determined and sure to carry it to a successful conclusion.”

— The Long Island Traveler,  February 5, 1874

 

 

 

 

The names that represent a story we can’t tell

Across the country and across Long Island, America’s past is being examined, thought about in a very different light, criticized and, in some cases, kicked to the curb.

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Oysterponds Historical Society forms Working Group to study slavery

A week after removing a sign marking a presumed slave burial site on Narrow River Road, the Oysterponds Historical Society has formed a working group to research slavery, indentured servitude and farm labor camps in Orient and East Marion from the 17th to the 20th centuries.

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Editorial: Historical society takes small, but significant, step

It begins. Finally. Last week, the Oysterponds Historical Society removed the plaque marking a site on Narrow River Road in Orient where slaves are believed to have been buried. This was not am attempt to cover up or deny the past, but the start of an effort to understand it better.

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Embarking on virtual history: Oysterponds Historical Society offers lectures series via webinars

Time and place. When it comes to history, both are important.  History involves connecting different time periods, the past and the present. Now the Oysterponds Historical Society has found a way, through technology, to make place irrelevant for those interested in learning about that history.

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Oysterponds Historical Society Offers Enriching Virtual Lecture Series

The North Fork not-for-profit celebrates the region during pandemic with Alone Together Zoom webinars.

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“Alone Together Virtual Lecture Series” To Examine Significant East End Places, Occasions, And Topics

Oysterponds Historical Society (OHS) will be entertaining the East End community, virtually, of course, by presenting its Alone Together Virtual Lecture Series.

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Postcards Donated to Historical Society Tell Story of Bygone Era

“Have just arrived here in a little sailboat from Sag Harbor with ten other fellows. Having a fine time. Yours, Fred.”  This greeting, written in inky, neat script, appeared on a postcard sent from an Orient boarding house in 1905.

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Stolen Painting of Whaling Ship Bark Washington Returned to Oysterponds Historical Society

FBI agents have recovered and returned a 19th-century oil painting of a whaling ship to the Oysterponds Historical Society in Orient that was stolen at least 14 years ago.

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