Date(s) - 11/13/2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cutchogue New Suffolk Library
John Fiske, curatorial consultant and noted expert on Pilgrim Century furniture and lifestyle, will discuss the reinterpretation of The Old House, believed by many to be New York State’s oldest surviving dwelling. Viewed through the lens of a typical homemaker of the 17th century, Fiske will examine the pleasures and pitfalls of everyday life in this pioneer period. Dating from Cutchogue’s original settlement period, this English style house is unusual for its size (two-story) and massing which preserves its original post-and-beam frame and center chimney. First restored in 1940 for Southold Town’s Tercentenary, the house is undergoing study for enhancement of public tours and programs.
The event takes place at the Cutchogue-New Suffolk Free Library and is free of charge. Refreshments will be served.