The Society's fundraiser, which has also become
an important part of the Quogue summer schedule, is an Art Show & Sale,
held on the Library grounds on the second Saturday in August. The
work of local artists is showcased, and prospective purchasers come
from all over Long Island. The festive atmosphere makes this a popular
activity, and the proceeds are an important part of the Society's
income. Exhibiting at this show is by invitation; interested artists
should contact the QHS Art Show Committee through the Library.
As part of the Art Show, there is a special show of children's
art, partially supported by the Counselman Oxholm Children's Art
Fund. Entries are judged by local artists and prizes are awarded.
In preparation for the Children's Show, art classes are provided,
taught by a local art teacher. Prior registration for the classes
is required; the time and date for registration is announced in June.
QHS- Holiday House Tour
Started in 2010 to finance upkeep of new headquarters and moving in expenses.
Held third Saturday in December, five beautifully decorated for the Holidays
houses, followed by party.
RECENT SPECIAL PROGRAMS
The 350th Anniversary of the Quogue
The Society initiated, and the Village organized and conducted
a celebration of the 350 th anniversary of the 1659 Quogue Purchase.
The celebration included a parade, demonstrations by the 3 rd New
York Regiment Revolutionary War reenactment group, fireworks, and
sales of commemorative publications and merchandise.
100 Year Old Houses--Plaque Program
During 2009, the Society initiated a program to identify houses
100 year old or more and to celebrate them and their owners by offering
plaques to identify them. Houses in existence in 1912 or earlier,
are eligible with map study verification and correspondence with
Oral Histories Project
Started in 2009 under the direction of Marguerite Post Rich, this
program provides the opportunity for Quogue residents to relate their
stories for future Quogue generations.
A series of monthly lectures (October-April) devoted to various
aspects of preserving our Quogue heritage. Past speakers have been,
Sundy Schermeyer, Southampton Town Clerk, Julie Green, Archivist & Curator
Bridgemanpton Historical Society, Sally Spanburg, Program Coordinator
Bridgehampton Historical Society. April’s speaker will be Zachary
Studenroth, Southampton Town Historian to talk about practical aspects
of implementing a Quogue Cemetery Historic markers project.
Quogue's Heritage Road
In 2009, on the recommendation and request of the Historical Society,
the Trustees designated Quogue Street and Beach Lane as Quogue's “ Heritage
Road.” The recommendation was backed by an extensive study
conducted by the Society, the results of which were published in
a 42 page booklet (with over 70 illustrations and 12 maps). Copies
of the booklet are available for purchase at the Library and the
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION
Mrs. F.B. Wadelton, III
Mr. Peter J. Rothenberg
Mr. Chester Murray
Mr. Kelso Sutton, II
Mrs. Jane Post
Barbara W. Patterson
Mrs. Michael N. Ambler
Mr. Stuart L. Disston
Mrs. Peter A. Duffy
Margaret Halsey Gardiner
Mrs. Anthony V. Leness
Mr. Andrew Lynch
Mr. Noah Walley
Mr. Ralph Worthington, IV
Membership is open to any person in accord with the purpose and
object of the Society. The entire amounts of the membership fees
are tax deductible. A membership solicitation mailing is normally
made in late June each year, but membership materials are available
throughout the year at the Library, the 1822 Schoolhouse and the
All members are invited to the Annual Meeting on the Saturday following
the Labor Day weekend. At this time, Society officers and committee
chairs make reports of the year and all contributors
The Society is entirely staffed by volunteers, and depends financially
on membership fees, other voluntary contributions, and the proceeds
of the Art Show & Sale, Holiday House Tour and sales of publications.
The Society is a 501(c)(3) non profit tax exempt organization, so
unless goods or services are provided in exchange, the entire amounts
of memberships and contributions are tax deductible as provided for
in IRS regulations. Gifts of historical materials, as accepted by
the Society, are similarly tax deductible.
Contributions of Time and Talent - Volunteer Activities
The Society needs volunteers in many categories, including Docent
guides (we will provide training), fund raising assistance, and computer
operations. Anyone interested is urged to contact Volunteer Coordinator
Barbara Patterson, either through a telephone message at 631-996-2404
or at Barbarablwp@aol.com.
Contributions of Historical Materials
The present collections have been largely acquired through voluntary
gifts of historical artifacts, documents, and photographs. The Society
gladly accepts, within its display and storage capabilities, gifts
of such historical materials.
A category of particular interest is that of photographs. Over
the past few years, over a dozen families have loaned albums to the
Society; the albums are scanned and discs are made of the contents,
after which the albums (with copies of the disc) are returned to
the families. The families thus keep their albums but are assured
that their family photos will be preserved for the future and will
be available for study and display.
The Society has been the fortunate recipient of several substantial
(tax deductible) donations. Such donations can be either unrestricted
or directed to a particular program. Donations can be sent directly
to the Society at PO Box 1207, Quogue, 11959, or can be discussed
in advance with the Chairman, Peter Rothenberg. Leave message
Additional information on the Society and its programs can be obtained
by writing to PO Box 1207, Quogue, by contacting any of the Directors listed above, or by leaving a telephone message at the Pond House,