QHS At Home – Exhibitions Online

Quogue's Early 20th Century Postcards

The golden age of postcards in America spanned 1905 to 1915, coinciding with  Quogue’s peak years as a bustling summer resort. The Quogue Historical Society holds more than 150 early 20th century postcards in its collection, including beach scenes, boarding houses, and summer cottages. Taken together, they create a charming visual portrayal of our village 100 years ago.

A Moment in Time: Photographs of Quogue Streets, 1942

In February 1942, a Riverhead photographer, Louis Dormand, was hired to photograph the streets of Quogue, perhaps to document the new Post Lane bridge, which had opened in 1940. Dormand’s ten photographs capture street scenes very different than those of today.

Quogue through the Lens of George B. Brainerd, ca. 1875

Ten photographs create a unique portrait of the small village of Quogue on the brink of
becoming a bustling summer resort.

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.

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.