QHS At Home

Walking Tour of Historic Jessup Avenue
July 4, 2020
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Then and Now: Pictorial Quogue, c. 1875 & 2020
July 23, 2020
– 6pm
By the time of his death, in 1887, civil engineer and amateur photographer George Bradford Brainerd had taken 2,500 photographs, mostly urban views of New York City. The ten-plus images Brainerd captured of Quogue in the mid-1870s document a portrait of the Village’s early days, revealing a stark contrast to the Quogue of today. The exhibition Through the Lens of George Bradford Brainerd: Quogue, ca. 1875, is on view at the Pond House (currently closed).
Fun Art Questions
Here are some fun activities for you to share with the kids whilst at home. You can choose between art quizzes, word searches and various drawing or art related challenges. These activities are designed to encourage your children to discover the wonderful world of art in their community. Have fun!
1822 Schoolhouse: 2019-2021 Restoration
Quogue’s 1822 one-room Schoolhouse, said to be the oldest surviving schoolhouse building on the East End of Long Island, is indisputably the most important historic public building in the Village. The 198-year-old building is not only a rare example of its type and form, it preserves a remarkably high degree of architectural integrity.
1822 Schoolhouse: History
“The people of Quagg have just completed an elegant schoolhouse (for which they paid $350).” Letter of Jabez Foster to his brother Herman, Quagg, December 14, 1821.

“We have had a busy job, a few individuals, to build a SCHOOL HOUSE. We got it completed and I do not hesitate to say that it is the best now in the County.” Letter of Cephas Foster to his brother Isaac in Montrose, PA, January 11, 1822.