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Summer Events at the Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society

 


 

Gala

BBHS Barn Museum Opens
Saturday, May 27th

The exhibits in the Barn Museum give an intimate glimpse of four centuries of life on the shores of Bellport Bay. The Barn Museum, originally a livery stable built in 1904, is climate controlled and has two floors of exhibits, including: the original Brookhaven Post Office; the interior of a shoemaker’s shop; the original cherry wood trout weather vane from the historic South Haven Presbyterian Church, which was hand carved to resemble the large trout caught locally by Daniel Webster in 1823; Capt. Wilbur Corwin’s extensive decoy collection; the ‘Pigskin Book,’ a rare 1696 account ledger of whaling expeditions in this area; early craftsman’s tools and ship models; an 1850 manuscript of fiddle music; an early Sperry gyroscope and a copy of its 1914 patent; and an ever changing display of local artifacts.

The Barn Museum is open every weekend during the summer season until Monday, September 4th, Labor Day. Hours are Saturdays, 11:00am-4:00pm and Sundays, Noon-4:00pm. Admission is free for members, $5 for non-members. Purchase tickets at the Exchange Shop, 12 Bell Street, Bellport.

 


 

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BBHS Exchange Shop for Antiques and Collectibles Opens
Monday, May 29th

The Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society announces the seasonal opening of The Exchange Shop, charmingly known as "The Barn Museum Shop." Come and visit this old fashioned country store just east of the Bicycle Shop and across from the old Bellport Fire House and catch up on all the local news! New items arrive weekly. They encourage New Consignments. The Exchange Shop will open for the season on Monday, May 29th from Noon-3:00pm. Regular hours will resume on Friday, June 2nd and will be: Fridays from 11:00am-4:00pm, Saturdays 11:00am-4:00pm, and Sundays 12:00pm-4:00pm. Click here for more information.

 


 

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2017 Gala, "In Case of Fire"
Saturday, June 3rd

The BBHS kicks off the summer season with their annual Cocktail Party and Exhibition Preview on Saturday, June 3rd. This exciting and colorful exhibit highlights the rich 125 year history of the Bellport Volunteer Fire Dept. Join them for an evening of lively music, cocktails, passed and stationary hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions.

This exciting and colorful exhibit highlights the rich 125 year history of the Bellport Volunteer Fire Dept. We'll explore the incredibly varied aspects of community service provided by individual members, who all made personal decisions to help their neighbors every time an alarm is sounded - at great risk to their health and safety. You'll discover local stories of a mysterious arsonist, infamous fires, and the evolution of firefighting thru historic articles, photos and the display of artifacts and equipment used throughout the years. The exhibition will be open weekends June 9th-July 30th; Fridays and Saturdays, 11:00am-4:00pm and Sundays, Noon-4:00pm. Click here for more information.

 


    

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Children’s Event: “In Case of Fire”
Wednesday, June 14th

Kreamer St Elementary School students in grades 1-3 will walk to 12 Bell Street for a docent guided tour of our “In Case of Fire” exhibit. Students will also meet Bellport Fire Dept volunteer firemen, and view new and antique fire trucks.

 

 


     

GalaBBHS Lecture Series Presentation: The 1963 Bellport High School Fire: A Day to Remember
Friday, June 16th

Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Jane Love with video, photos and community memories on Friday, June 16th at 7:00pm. Hear different view points from other panel members including; Chuck Anderson, Jean Coakley, Kathy Dallin, Robin Young Roe, and Rich Terwilliger. A wine and cheese reception will accompany the event. Enter at 12 Bell Street, Bellport. Tickets: $15 for non-members. Members are FREE. Click here for more information.

 


       

Antique Show

Annual "Antiques Show & Sale"
Tuesday, July 4th

Don’t miss our annual Antiques Show and Sale on Tuesday, July 4th from 10:00am-3:00pm on the beautiful grounds of the Historical Society, 31 Bellport Lane, Bellport. The show will be organized by Trustee, Thomas Cornell. Furniture, art, jewelry, collectibles and more! All are welcome. In addition, the Garden Club will hold their annual Flower and Bake Sale on the BBHS front lawn in conjunction with Artists on the Lane.

 


     

Antique Show

Bellport Lane House Tour
Friday, July 21st

Enjoy a unique summer twilight stroll through six gracious historic Bellport Lane homes on a self-guided tour on Friday, July 21st from 5:00pm-7:00pm, rain or shine. After the tour, stay for a wine and cheese reception and a talk about Bellport Lane by Bellport historian Victor Principe, followed by your questions. Bellport Lane homeowners have adhered to the 19th century character of these architectural gems, even when making necessary adaptions to contemporary life. Many features may spark ideas for your own home! Click here for more information.

 


        

Auto Body Exhibit Autobody Collective Exhibition Opening
Saturday, August 5th

Join us for the opening of our Autobody Collective Exhibition on Saturday, August 5th at 6:00pm. The exhibition will be open to the public during weekends, August 5th-September 17th. Hours are Friday and Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm and Sunday, 12:00pm-4:00pm. Free for all. Click here for more information.

 


  

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Bellport Camp Explore
Monday, August 7th and Monday, August 14th

Campers will tour Shaw Blacksmith Shop, learn about the importance of blacksmiths to the Bellport community, and view a blacksmith demo. Campers will also tour the John Chester Boathouse and learn about Bellport boating history. The camp will be offered on two days: Monday, August 7th and Monday, August 14th. FREE. Click here for more information.

 


    

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Mystery History Bicycle Scavenger Hunt & Ice Cream Social
Saturday, August 12th

Join us on Saturday, August 12th from 10:00am- Noon for a Bicycle Scavenger Hunt! Starting and ending on the grounds of the Historical Society, on bicycles you will go on an exploration of the historic streets and sites of old Bellport. All kinds of self-propelled wheels will do. Bicycles, tricycles, scooters. Babies in bicycle seats are welcome too! No cars. Open to all children ages 6-14 and their families. Every child 6-12 must be accompanied by an adult. Afterwards, return to the Historical Society lawn for prizes and an opportunity to make your own sundaes. FREE. All are welcome! Click here for more information.

 


      

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BBHS Authors and Artists Series Presentation: Mac Griswold
Friday, August 25th

Join us on Friday, August 25th for another installment of our “Authors and Artists” series. Mac Griswold, acclaimed cultural landscape historian, will lead a discussion on her popular book, The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island. Hear about the pickled-in-time plantation founded in the 17th century and occupied until 2006 by direct descendants of the founding family, in which Griswold describes life on the only intact slave plantation north of the Mason Dixon line.

Includes a lively wine and cheese reception. The presentation will be held at 12 Bell Street in Bellport. Tickets: $20 for all. Click here for more information.

 


     

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BBHS Authors and Artists Series Presentation: Steven Gaines
Friday, September 15th

Join us on Friday, September 15th for another installment of our “Authors and Artists” series. Steven Gaines, author of those luscious best sellers, Philistines at the Hedgerows: Passion and Property in the Hamptons and The Sky’s the Limit: Passion and Property in Manhattan on his latest book, One of These Things First: A Memoir– growing up gay, maybe a little nuts in 1960s Brooklyn, and making the most of it.

Includes a lively wine and cheese reception. The presentation will be held at 12 Bell Street in Bellport. Tickets: $20 for all. Click here for more information.