BBP Heritage Association

Updates: February 2019

General Membership meeting

Please join us for our February General Membership meeting on 2/10/19 at 2:00 at the BBP Library.

Long Island and the Civil War

Although no battles were fought on Long Island, the Civil War deeply affected all of its residents. More than three thousand men answered the call to preserve the Union. Local women raised thousands of dollars for Union hospitals, and Long Island companies manufactured uniforms, drums, and medicines. Please join the Bayport Blue Point Heritage Association as we welcome local author Bill Bleyer for a presentation on this fascinating story, from the polarizing 1860 presidential campaign to the wartime experiences of Long Islanders on the battlefield and at home. A book signing will follow. All are welcome to attend.

ASCHS Quartely meeting All are invited to attend!

Watermill, NY ITINERARY L.I.H.S. QUARTERLY MEETING Saturday, March 16, 2019

RSVP by Saturday, March 9, 2019 (How do I do that?) Write: a $45 check made out to the L.I.H.S. Include: meal choice Nos. 1, 2 or 3 in the memo of the check. Mail to: L.I.H.S., c/o Suffolk County Historical Society 300 W. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901

STOP ONE: Watermill Center, 39 Watermill Towd Road, Water Mill, NY 11976 (631 726- 4628)

9:00 – 9:15 am: Registration and light refreshments (Watermill Center) 9:20 am : Welcome Elka Rifkin, Director of the Watermill Center 9:30 am – 10:45am Tour Begins

The Watermill Center: Searching for a new artistic base and incubator for his work, theater director Robert Wilson found a former Western Union research facility in 1986. Abandoned since the 1960s, the building, on the outpost of the Shinnecock Reservation in Water Mill, NY, was in terrible condition, but it had the potential he had been looking for. The building also had a storied history as it was the site where the stylus for the first fax machine had been developed.

STOP TWO: Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, NY 11976 (631-283-2118)

11:30 – 12:45 Tour

Early Years: The Art Museum at Southampton Samuel Longstreth Parrish (1849-1932) was born into a family of prominent Philadelphia Quakers and educated at Harvard College, where he first developed his taste for the Italian Renaissance. Parrish began collecting art seriously in the early 1880s, shortly after moving his successful law practice from Philadelphia to New York. During these same years, he regularly visited his family home in Southampton. The village, then as now a popular summer resort, quickly caught his interest and before long he became actively involved in its affairs.

LUNCH: Parrish Art Museum, $45 please choose one entrée

1:00pm Lunch includes mixed green salad & desert platter

Pick one 1. Garden Vegetable Lasagna Our garden vegetable lasagna is full of delicately sautéed zucchini, yellow squash, mushrooms, fresh spinach, garlic and fresh basil. 2. BBQ Chicken Breast Made with House-Made BBQ Sauce French-cut chicken breast grilled and tossed in our famous, housed-made barbeque sauce, then slow roasted until fall-of-the-bone delicious. 3. Roasted Canadian Salmon with Fresh Herbs, Lemon, Wine & Olive Oil Heart-healthy, Canadian farm-raised, whole salmon filet perfectly roasted and topped with a light, summery lemon, wine and fresh herb sauce.

With sympathy....

It is with sympathy and great sadness that we mourn the passing of Barbara Sherman. She was diagnosed in September with Pancreatic Cancer. Barbara was a long time docent at Meadow Croft and was always willing to help out whenever we might need her. The BBPHA sends Barbara's family our love and condolences during this difficult time. She will be missed.
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