Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18 and 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. : Southold Historical Society Quilt Festival, 55200 Main Rd. In cooperation with Eastern Long Island Quilters’ Guild, a celebration of quilts, old and new. Contemporary and antique quilts on display, some for purchase. Quilt appraiser to appraise your quilts, activities for children, demonstrations of techniques. Refreshments for purchase. Saturday, 3 p.m.: ($10 ticket) lecture by Paula Nadelstern at First Presbyterian Church of Southold, “Symmetry and Surprise: the Kaleidoscope As Design Inspiration.” Tickets: $10, one-day admission; $15, two-day admission; children under 12, free. 631-765-5500.
Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m.: Douglas Moore concert at Southold Historical Society, 55200 Main Rd. Celebrate the legacy of the late Cutchogue resident and composer Douglas Moore with music by Island Jazz Express. southoldhistoricalsociety.org.
The visual essay features old and new photos that illustrate the evolution of the North Fork’s winemaking industry. (Credit: David Benthal for Southold Historical Society)
While reveling in your favorite North Fork red or white it’s easy to forget how the vintage came to be.
Sure there’s the vines and the fruit, but the enjoyment can ultimately be credited to field laborers and winemakers who bring that grape to glass. Their process is the modern-day application of a decades-long legacy of winemaking on the North Fork. (more…)
Inside the Ann Currie-Bell House. (Credit: David Benthal)
White Flower Farmhouse owner Lori Guyer has transformed the Southold Historical Society’s Ann Currie-Bell House for the organization’s first Home for the Holidays Show House fundraiser.
Built in 1901, the late Victorian-style house served as the childhood home to Ann Currie-Bell, the historical society’s founder. She later moved back into the home with her husband, Tom, and lived there until her death in 1964. The home is now owned by the Southold Historical Society.
Guyer has infused her signature style and numerous decorations from her personal collection into the space with historically accurate holiday decorations.
We sent photographer David Benthal inside to capture that holiday magic.
The tour will continue on Sunday, Dec. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. Entry is $10 per person for adults and free for children. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting the Southold Historical Society office. (more…)
Lori Guyer inside the Ann Currie-Bell house. (Credit: Nicole Smith)
While visiting a furniture sale held by the Southold Historical Society this past summer, an antique wooden cabinet caught the eye of interior designer Lori Guyer.
When Guyer, the owner of White Flower Farmhouse in Southold, inquired about the price of the cabinet, she was told she could have it for free on one condition: She had to agree to decorate the Ann Currie-Bell House for the historical society’s first Home for the Holidays Show House fundraiser.
“We have always decorated the house for the candlelight tour the day after Thanksgiving,” explained Karen Lund-Rooney, executive director of Southold Historical Society. “We thought this year — since Lori is decorating it for the very first time and she’s well known for her good eye for decorating — we would open it up as a show house for the general public and have an opportunity for people to see the decorations and hear a little bit about the history of the house.”(more…)