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~ A History of Plum Island ~

A photo of Plum Island looking East to West (AP Photo)

This project is now complete (September 2014), please click HERE for more information on how to obtain a copy of the new book on Plum island.

The Society's new (June 2012) project entails the writing and publishing of a detailed history of Plum Island from the period of colonial settlement through modern times. The book will correct a number of errors and mistakes in previous historical examinations and provide the first complete, annotated history of the Island to date.  It will be the first book ever written solely about Plum Island.

We have been awarded a grant by the Gerry Charitable Trust in the amount of $15,000 in support of this project which we have to match by the end of the year (2012).  We hope that anyone interested in the fascinating history of Plum Island will consider making a donation.

We are also currently looking for original documents and images relating to the historic structures and families that once occupied Plum Island.  If you are a descendant of the Beebe, Tuthill, or other notable families that once called the Island home, please consider sharing the material you have with us.  It will help make this project much richer and more interesting.

For information or to support this project. please contact the Society at 631-765-5500 or via email by clicking HERE.



Southold Historical Society

P.O. Box 1, Southold, NY 11971  /  631-765-5500 / Fax  631-765-8510    

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