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Museum Hours:
May 15th - October 16th
Daily: 10am to 5pm

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10am to 5pm

Tours and school groups
by appointment
throughout the year.
Please call for details.

200 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
For more information
Call 631-725-0770
Fax: 631-725-5638


Museum Manager: Greg Therriault
Business Manager: Vanessa Petruccelli
Collections Manager: Richard Doctorow
Museum Shop Manager: Michael Butler
Harpoon Committee:
Terry Elkins + Scott Sandell + Gavin Zeigler

Board of Directors:
Barbara Pintauro~Lobosco - President
Linley Pennebaker Whelan - Vice President
Zachary Studenroth- Treasurer
Anthony Brandt - Secretary
Joanne Carter
Robert Chaloner
Peter Drakoulias
Annette Hinkle
Peter J. Marcelle
Catherine Ross
Kathie Russo
Bettina Stelle
Lynda Sylvester
Tom Dakin

Running Out of Oil: A Cartoonist’s View

On a lighter side, we take a look at how cartoonists have portrayed the energy crisis over the years, reminding us there’s only one solution: you and me! From images of whales celebrating the discovery of petroleum to electric fan-powered windmills, artists have poked fun at the way Americans dealt with energy shortages for over a hundred years. Come stroll through these amusing and provocative cartoons – some of them gleaned from the pages of The New Yorker magazine – and imagine a cleaner, brighter, more energy-efficient future for all of us.

Click on image to enlarge,oil cartoon by Ned RiddleGahan Wilson cartoon


Grand Ball Given by the Whales cartoon


View Summer Exhibit - Oil! Whales, Wells...What Next?