September 17, 2012
PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Southold Historical Society Wins
Awards for Three Publications”
SOUTHOLD, NY. The Southold Historical Society is
pleased to announce that it has received awards for
three of its recent publications from the Greater Hudson
Heritage Network. “We are extremely honored to have our
publications recognized,” stated Geoffrey K. Fleming,
Director of the Society. “Our staff and volunteers work
very hard to produce quality publications that add to
our knowledge of local history,” he continued.
The Greater Hudson Heritage Network (GHHN) located in
Elmsford, NY, serves member cultural organizations,
their staffs, their boards and their communities in the
greater Hudson Valley - Metropolitan region, offering
consultations and assistance, a resource network and
professional development opportunities to advance the
work of historians, historic house museums, heritage
centers, historic sites, archives and libraries in this
National Heritage Area.
GHHN’s Awards for Excellence program seeks to recognize
and commend exceptional efforts among its members.
Awards are made to projects that exemplify creativity
and professional vision resulting in a contribution to
the preservation and interpretation of the historic
scene, material culture and diversity of the region.
The Society garnered three awards this year, more than
any other institution. The awards were presented for two
books and one catalog: Charles Henry Miller, N.A.:
Painter of Long Island (book); Munnawhatteaug: The Last
Days of the Menhaden Industry on Eastern Long Island
(book); and The Versatile Reverend: The Photographs of
Loren A. Rowley (catalog). The awards announcement noted
Southold (Suffolk). For the publication of Charles Henry
Miller, N.A.: Painter of Long Island by Geoffrey K.
Fleming and Ruth Ann Bramson. This award is in
recognition of the well-researched and produced book
that provides a complete look at the life and career of
one of Long Island's most important artists.
Southold (Suffolk). For the publication of
Munnawhatteaug: The Last Days of the Menhaden Industry
on Eastern Long Island by Geoffrey K. Fleming and Amy
Kasuga Folk. This award is in recognition of the
documentation of the menhaden (commonly known as
'bunker') fishing industry, its local impact and the
inner workings of a now vanished way of life.
Southold (Suffolk). For the publication of The Versatile
Reverend: The Photographs of Loren A. Rowley by Geoffrey
K. Fleming. This award is in recognition of the
well-researched and produced book which introduces
readers to the Rev. Loren Rowley and his images of
everyday life on the North Fork of Long Island during
the late 19th/early 20th centuries.
These books are available locally through the Southold
Historical Society’s Museum Shop and on-line through
Amazon.com. For further information on this release or
other Society activities, please visit us online at
www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org or call (631)