Guard cabin in winter, February 1989. Photo by Charlie Morgan

The HLF Museum is looking for images to include in its 2022 exhibitions: All year and Winter.

The Museum is ask all the fishermen on the island to help you collect photos for possible inclusion in its 2022 annual exhibition titled Year Round: A Celebration of Communityas well as the complementary temporary exhibition entitled Winter which will be exhibited on the second floor.

The main show will chronicle many aspects of the island’s year-round community with a focus on work, school activities, hobbies and annual events that help bring the island together.

The list of desired images includes:

  • Easter egg hunts
  • Sunrise services
  • Memorial Day ceremonies
  • 4th Julye parades
  • Institutional and social meetings of firefighters
  • beer festivals
  • Sea Stretcher Marathon
  • Fishers Island School plays
  • Spring and winter concerts
  • Senior lunches
  • Sports competitions (particularly popular: basketball matches in the old gymnasium)
  • Graduation from school
  • Halloween costumes and parades
  • Christmas time
  • winter hunting
  • Winter recreation (including: ice skating, ice fishing on ponds, cross-country skiing, sledding, snow forts, snowmen and snow sculptures)

Work-related imagery in the main exhibition will cover a range of island institutions and businesses over the past century and will include portraits of many islanders taken by island photographers.

The complementary Winter To display will focus on artistic photos that depict the many facets of the island plagued by snow and ice. Of particular interest are images that show very familiar places and scenic vistas that have been transformed and reshaped by winter weather.

All year: A celebration of community and Winter
opening scheduled for Saturday, June 25e 2022
Details to come

If you have any images you would like to share, please contact HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty at the Museum: [email protected], or by phone at 631-788-7239 (after March 10, 2022). Please note that all images will be returned to their owners after scanning.

Class portrait from Fishers Island School. Find in the near row, 2nd from left: Grace Edwards; 3rd from left: David Waddington; 7th from left: Cookie Edwards; 10th from left: Ricky Ahman; 11th from left: Kenny Edwards. Back row, 7th from left: John Gada. Date unknown ~ Museum Collection
Fisherman Ed Hedge on his wharf, February 1945. Photo by John de Biase, PM Magazine.
After the fire drill. Date unknown. Photo by Charlie Morgan

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