Museum Manager: Greg Therriault
Business Manager: Vanessa Petruccelli
Collections Manager: Richard Doctorow
Museum Assistant: Michael Butler
Terry Elkins + Scott Sandell + Gavin Zeigler
Tours and school groups
throughout the year.
Please call for details.
Board of Directors:
Barbara pintauro~Lobosco - President
Linley Pennebaker Whelan - Vice President
Zachary Studenroth- Treasurer
Anthony Brandt - Secretary
Peter J. Marcelle
The Way We Were: Sag Harbor in Postcards
Summer Exhibit - May 15
A rare opportunity to see selections from the
picture postcard collection of Village Historian Joe Markowski will be
presented this year when
the museum reopens
in mid-May. The Way We Were: Sag Harbor in Postcards will provide residents
and tourists alike with images of the village taken in days gone by,
including many local landmarks and streetscapes whose appearance
is surprisingly unchanged after all these years! To augment the exhibition,
Markowski will provide guided tours and has offered to provide a two-part lecture
series on his extensive collection, in which guests will see how the village
evolved over the last century. The exhibition will remain up throughout the
Over thirty different images spanning
half a century will be enlarged for the exhibition,
enabling viewers to appreciate the attention to detail that is often captured
in these early scenes. Selections from the museum’s own collection of
postcards will augment the exhibition. Of particular interest are a series
of cards that document the museum building itself during its ownership at the
turn-of-the-century by Mrs. Russell Sage and after its acquisition in the 1920s
by the Masonic Lodge. Known as Harbor Home during Mrs. Sage’s occupancy,
the house and grounds remained remarkably well preserved, and included
outbuildings that are no longer extant. Future preservation
efforts will find these early views particularly valuable.
collection of picture postcards, which has been growing for over 25 years,
now numbers over 500 of Sag Harbor village and its environs.
An inveterate collector, Joe’s interests range to other areas of collecting
as well, including whales and historical objects of all sorts. Joe’s
love of the village and its people, places and unique history is well known
generous contribution of time and expertise to the museum’s summer
exhibition is greatly appreciated.
A selection of 8 postcards is available
from the Museum
Store for purchase.