Programs and Events

Kids Activities in the Schoolhouse

Saturday, May 25 - Sunday, September 29

Fun for the whole family, centered around our summer exhibitions. All ages welcome! Join us all summer long for children’s activities at the Old Point Schoolhouse! Fun crafts and projects for children and families accompanying our main summer exhibition. All are welcome, free and open to the public.

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“What Do You Sea?” Parts I & II

Saturday, August 24 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In conjunction with the exhibition Ship Portraits, this two-part program is for kids ages 4 to 12. On August 24, children accompanied by a parent will meet at Poquatuck Park for drawing and water coloring on the beach. This event starts at 10am and ends at 12pm. On August 31, children accompanied by a parent will meet at Young’s Road […]

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Lecture: The USMS Georgia

Friday, September 13 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

John Holzapfel, educator and past OHS President, will tell the tale of the Mail Ship Georgia and its beautifully crafted seven-foot model. The story will weave together the shipyard of Smith and Dimon on the lower East River, the delivery of mail to the West Coast of the United States via the Panama route, the success of a local Oysterponds […]

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Rum Running: Talk and Tasting with Historian Amy Folk

Saturday, October 19 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In Hotels and Inns of the North Fork (2009), co-authors Amy Folk and Geoffrey Fleming fix their historian’s lens on the subject of Rum Running. During Prohibition times, our local small ports were a favorite stop on the Rumrunner’s map, contributing to the ‘leisure industry’ of the day. Amy will share stories based on archival research; mixologist Paul Monahan of […]

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Beach Plum Holiday Shop

Saturday, November 30 - Sunday, December 15

New and vintage holiday decorations, OHS publications and merchandise, and Oysterponds ephemera are all for sale at the annual Beach Plum Holiday Shop in the Old Point Schoolhouse. Open Saturdays and Sundays, November 30 through December 15. Thank you to our 2018 participating artists: Joan Berglund, Randee Daddona, Frances Liburt, David Troncoso, Laura Westlake, and Amy Worth,

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Holiday House Tour

Saturday, December 7 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for our annual tour through Orient and East Marion private homes decorated for the holiday season, as well as the Orient Congregational Church and Village House. Ticket pick up and purchase at the Orient Congregational Church starting at 11:30am the morning of the tour.

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Holiday Party

Webb House Holiday Party

Saturday, December 7 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate the holidays at the historic Webb House, an 18th-century tavern full of period furnishings and artwork from the OHS collections. Festive decorations and delicious holiday fare welcome you to this elegant year-end party.

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