H.L.F. Museum Programs Schedule

Hooch Hound February 23, 1922 Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Against the Tide: Prohibition on Land and at Sea, 1919-1933

This year’s exhibition chronicles the bitter struggle between “wets” and “drys” that tore the nation apart one century ago. The rumrunners that wrecked on Fishers Island are portrayed as part of a much wider battle that engulfed the entire country.

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Welcome to summer at the Museum. There is so much to see and learn.
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Fishers Island Nature Discovery (FIND)
Museum Children’s Program 
The inaugural FIND program launched Monday, August 12! FIND features one week-long session with three hours of programs each morning. We are happy to report that both age groups are fully subscribed with 11 children in the 5-6-year-old category and 11 in the 7-10-year-old category. It will be an exciting week!


MUSEUM CHILDREN’S PROGRAM: Fossils to Footprints
Go back to prehistoric times to discover what fantastic creatures roamed the earth.
Wednesday, August 21
Time: 2-3 p.m. Place: The Museum

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Transforming the Museum: The World Comes to Mystic
An illustrated lecture by Nicholas Bell, Mystic Seaport Museum
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

Billion Oyster Project: Come meet the staff
An Oysters and Drinks Reception with introductory remarks by Pete Malinowski, Executive Director of the Billion Oyster Project
Thursday, August 22
Time: 5:00-6:00 pm
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

Illustration from The Shadow of the Bottle –Published in the Interest of Nation-Wide Prohibition of the Liquor TrafficPublished by Review and Herald Publishing Assn.c.1917Museum Collection. Museum AcquisitionThose fighting for prohibition frequently portrayed the struggle with the “wet” enemy in military terms with stark life-altering consequences awaiting those who lost the battle of the bottle.

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Scotch on the Rocks
An illustrated lecture by HLFM Director Pierce Rafferty
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

Learn about the special relationship between plants and their pollinators.
Wednesday, August 28
Time: 2-3 p.m. Place: The Museum

ADULT LECTURE SERIES: Ospreys: The Revival of a Global Raptor
An illustrated lecture by author Alan Poole
Sunday, September 7, 2019
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Museum, 2nd floor

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FI Ferry Freight Operations change: September 9-14

Pick up any packages and freight before September 8 before building access is closed.