Current Exhibitions

2020 Summer Exhibition (open to the public through September 27th)

 

Iceboating in Oysterponds

 

Where:  The Old Point Schoolhouse  –  1555 Village Lane, Orient, NY 11957

 

Free Admission!  Air-Conditioned!

Monday – Thursday: Closed
Friday: 2pm – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 2pm – 5pm

 

A few years ago, the late Bob Reeves, one of the North Fork’s preeminent iceboating authorities and practitioners, made a splendid gift to OHS of an important 19th century iceboat named Red Bird. (Reeves was key to an iceboat exhibition held at OHS some 25 years ago.) This year’s exhibition–in the Schoolhouse–will feature the impressive Red Bird iceboat surrounded by many photographs depicting iceboating in Orient harbor and on Hallock’s Bay as well as other winter activities.

For more information about iceboating in Oysterponds,
here below is an absorbing illustrated essay,
“The Hard Water Pilots of Orient,” by Ellen Mitchell.


(Turn the pages using the arrows at the top of the document.)

 

Hard_Water_Pilots_by_Ellen_Mitchell

Summer Exhibitions

Village House & Webb House

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