Ferguson Museum Reopening News

The Museum reopens with a new exhibition:
Fishers Island, Naturally

Adult virtual and children’s in-person programs begin June 6

The H. L. Ferguson Museum reopens July 1 with an exciting new exhibition, Fishers Island, Naturally, curated by Museum Director Pierce Rafferty and generously sponsored by Altus Partners and Chubb.

This contemporary photography and art show will explore natural habitats of Fishers Island including shoreline and marine, ponds and marshes, woodlands, and grasslands. The wide array of panels will showcase the island’s remarkable bird life and fauna, including ospreys, herons, hawks, minks, coyotes, and other winged or four-legged creatures, as seen through the lens of some of the island’s most talented photographers. The exhibition in the Museum’s galleries will be complemented by an expanded virtual show on the Museum’s website.

Two special exhibitions within the main show include a selection of striking nature photographs in the Second Floor Gallery by seasonal resident Todd McCormack. One-of-a-kind monotypes by artist and illustrator Genevieve Irwin, also a seasonal resident, will be on display in the Natural History Gallery. In addition, a selection of iNaturalist images arranged taxonomically by Murray Fisher will reveal the rich biodiversity of Fishers Island.

Safety protocols when visiting inside the Museum will be posted on the door.

Please note that through the 2021 summer season all adult lectures are scheduled to be virtual, although some may shift to being both virtual and “in person.” Changes will be posted. Invitations will be sent via the Museum’s e-news mailing list the week before each adult lecture. Sign up at the footer of the website fergusonmuseum.org. You can also join any talk directly, at the scheduled time, through the website program listings.

Children’s programs will be in person at the Museum. Advance registration required. Limit of 15 young attendees. Face masks required. Sign up for a given program by phone (631-788-7239) or email fimuseum@fishersisland.net. The programs are listed at fergusonmuseum.org and the fishersisland.net calendar.

Young Eastern Pained Turtle on Lily Pad, Darby’s Cove by Terry McNamara. From Fishers Island, Naturally. 2021 Annual Exhibition, HLFM 1st Floor Exhibition Gallery & Virtual

Nature walks will be led by Board Member Terry McNamara on Thursday mornings in July and August. Meet at the Museum at 10:30 a.m.


Museum Hours: July 1 to Labor Day.
Tuesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. & 2 to 4 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to noon.
Closed Mondays.

For special appointments, please call Museum Director Pierce Rafferty at the Museum

(631-788-7239) or email fimuseum@fishersisland.net.


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