Events & Exhibitions

SUMMER HOURS

1822 One-Room SCHOOLHOUSE & Early 20th Century SMOKEHOUSE
90 Quogue Street (Quogue Library grounds)
Self-guided tours Thursday – Tuesday, 9am to 6pm; closed Wednesday.

POND HOUSE
114 Jessup Avenue.
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.
Open by appointment. Please call 631-996-2404 or info@quoguehistory.org.

  EVENTS

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

Friday, August 13, 5 to 7 p.m.
CELEBRATE ART! Cocktails & Art Talk Benefit
5:30 to 6 p.m., “Contemporary Art after Covid-19: How the Pandemic Has Impacted the Contemporary Art Market”
with Frances Beatty and Stacey Goergen.
On the Village Green.
Tickets: $60 and $100 (Patron). Click Here to Purchase Tickets

Saturday, August 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
55th Annual Art Show & Sale to Benefit the Quogue Historical Society
The Art Show & Sale, held annually in August since 1975, is an integral part of the Quogue community’s summer schedule, showcasing the work of 25-plus local artists. It is also the Society’s largest fundraiser.
On the Village Green, Rain or Shine.
Suggested donation $5.

Walking Tour of Historic Jessup Avenue
Pick up a map outside the Pond House and take a guided walk of Historic Jessup Avenue, Quogue’s bustling commercial, cultural, and civic center.

  EXHIBITIONS

Quogue’s 1822 One Room Schoolhouse: Architectural Highlights

The Schoolhouse is indisputably the most important historic building in the Village. It is not only a rare example of its type and form, but it also survives remarkably intact, with its original 12-over-12 windows – many with original panes of glass – rough-hewn pine floor, and beaded wall boards, featuring 19th century graffiti – carvings of ships and students’ initials. Moreover, it has an entrance hall, which is atypical, as are the vaulted barrel ceilings in the hall and large classroom.
In anticipation of our celebration of the Schoolhouse’s 200th anniversary, 1822-2022, the Historical Society undertook critical repairs and restoration work on the building, inside and out. The work began in 2019 and was completed in early 2021. The Schoolhouse is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a contributing resource in the Quogue Historic District (2016).

Quogue’s “Old Schoolhouse Museum”: The First Exhibition, 1949
In 1893, when the Village built a new and larger schoolhouse for its burgeoning population, Quogue’s one-room Schoolhouse was closed and abandoned. Abram Post rescued the 1822 building from demolition in the early 1900s and moved it to his property just east of the Quogue Library. He used it as a tool shed and workshop for almost 50 years. In 1948, the Post family donated the Schoolhouse to the Library to be operated as a museum.

On August 24, 1949, the Library’s newly formed Historical Committee, forerunner of the Quogue Historical Society, opened its first exhibition, which featured “furniture, implements, photographs, and documents, many of them dating back to the early settlers in Quogue.

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Main Floor
Quogue’s 1822 Schoolhouse: History & Preservation
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

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