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




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.





Oysterponds Historical Society Offers Enriching Virtual Lecture Series

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






“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.






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.







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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