Artifacts & Documents


The Society’s collection of artifacts includes furniture, decorative arts, household items, clothing and textiles, and Quogue family memorabilia.

Its collection of historic documents comprises diaries, letters, maps, and other documents associated with the history of Quogue.

Ladies' fan made of whalebone and silk with embroidered trim, ca. 1850.

Ladies’ fan made of whalebone and silk with embroidered trim, ca. 1850.

Guest register from the Howell House, 'Boarding Houses, the Hey Dey: 1880-1910' exhibition on view at the Pond House

Guest register from the Howell House, part of an exhibition, ‘Boarding Houses, the Hey Dey: 1880-1910,” on view at the Pond House.

 

1858 map of Quogue, one of six historic maps in the Society's collection.

1858 map of Quogue, one of six historic maps in the Society’s collection.


 

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Excerpt from a letter in the collection.
“Dear Mollie,” from a summer boarder in Quogue, 1898

“This place grows on me and am told this is so with everyone. At first I thought I never saw such an uninteresting place … there is no noise … but there is something so different from any place that I begin to think it is fine. It makes one feel as though ‘Well, this is a great place to rest and forget work and, indeed, anxiety of any kind.”

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