Events & Exhibitions

POND HOUSE (114 Jessup Avenue)
Due to COVID-19, the Pond House will be CLOSED until further notice.

1822 SCHOOLHOUSE and Early 20th Century SMOKEHOUSE
90 Quogue Street (Quogue Library grounds)
These historic buildings are CLOSED during the expansion and renovation of the Quogue Library.


Please check back as we add events and exhibits.

All events are free unless otherwise stated.
For more information: 631-996-2404 or

Thursday, July 16, 6 p.m.
Illustrated Talk (Via ZOOM) –

Boarding Houses, the Hayday: 1880-1910
With Julie Greene, QHS Curator and Southampton Town Historian

Since 1835, Quogue has been a popular summer resort, first reached by stagecoach (in 3 days). With the establishment of railroad service to Riverhead, in 1844, “every thrifty and intelligent framer formed the habit of taking in summer boarders,” so wrote one of those boarders in 1855. In 1870, with direct service to Quogue (in only four hours), the Village’s fate was sealed. By 1880, Quogue had become a bustling summer resort known as the “Queen of the Hamptons,” according to a L.I.R.R. advertisement.

Join us as we explore Quogue’s boarding house era, when 13 boarding houses and hotels lined Quogue Street and the village flourished, becoming “undoubtedly, in proportion to the number of its inhabitants, the wealthiest town in L.I.” (History of Suffolk County, 1882.)

Information on reserving to come.

Friday, August 7, 5:30 p.m.
CELEBRATE ART! Benefit Talk (Via ZOOM) & (At-Home) Cocktail Reception
Join us for a look at the art market during COVID-19 and beyond with dynamic mother-and-son duo Frances Beatty and Alexander Adler of Adler Beatty, a Fine Art dealership and advisory firm dedicated to guiding both new and experienced collectors through the increasingly complex art market. All proceeds will go directly to funding the Society’s education, collections care, and historic preservation programs. Look for your online invitation in June.

Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2020 Annual Art Show & Sale on the Village Green CANCELLED
The Art Show & Sale, held annually since 1975, is an integral part of the Quogue community’s summer schedule, showcasing the work of 25 local artists. It is also the Society’s largest fundraiser.

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 Art Show & Sale will not be held, as planned, on Saturday, August 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the Village Green. We are currently exploring ways to hold the show online.


Exhibitions / ONLINE

Stay tuned as we add exhibitions to be enjoyed safely at home.

AT THE POND HOUSE 114 Jessup Avenue
Due to COVID-19, the Pond House will be CLOSED until further notice.

The Pond House features exhibitions highlighting Quogue’s 350-plus year history. The Reading Room is filled with books about Long Island and Quogue history, and binders filled with newspaper and magazine articles about Quogue, 1975-2006.

Main Floor
Quogue’s 1822 Schoolhouse: History & Preservation
Old Schoolhouse Museum, 1949
A Moment in Time, Photographs of Quogue Village Streets, February 1942

19th Century Figural Glass Flasks and Bottles
Through the Lens of George Bradford Brainerd: Quogue, ca. 1875

Lower Level
Quawquannantucke: Early Settlement
Boarding Houses, the Heyday: 1880-1910
Historic Jessup Avenue: A Tribute
Highlights from the Collection

The Pond House, headquarters of the Quogue Historical Society

The Pond House, headquarters of the Quogue Historical Society