Tag Archives: Museum

“Edwin” Chosen as Name for “Tagged” Osprey

From the 21 names submitted to the HLFM as part of a naming contest for the F.I. osprey that will soon be “tagged” with a transmitter, the name “Edwin” has been chosen to honor the late Edwin H. Horning (1919-2008), beloved teacher, naturalist and former curator of the HLFM.  The name was submitted by Sarah Rose who wrote: “Mr. Horning …

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HLF Museum Files: The Bell that Got Away

by Pierce Rafferty
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day 1846, the passenger steamer Atlantic dragged her anchors as the storm slowly pushed her closer to certain doom on Fishers Island’s north shore.

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HLF Museum Files: Will Breed Frogs

by Pierce Rafferty February 2011 At a time when several committees are examining the possibilities of new economic activity that might bring about an increase in Island population, it may be instructive to visit the outer limits of E.M. & W. Ferguson’s farm operation in the late 1890s. The Day released the following story in their August 18, 1898 issue: …

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