The Southold Historical Society recently announced in a press release 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 press release stated that, 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 the following:
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 you can get more information online at www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org or call (631) 765-5500.