Sugar and Shelter Island

At the Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton

    The Rogers Memorial Library in Southampton will screen “The Sugar Connection: Holland, Barbados, Shelter Island,” a documentary directed by Gaynell Stone, on Monday at 5:30 p.m. The film follows an eight-year archeological dig at Sylvester Manor on Shelter Island.

    The Sylvesters, who were the first European settlers on Shelter Island,  used their property there to provision their sugar plantations in Barbados. The film examines the Dutch influence on Long Island, the trade networks of the 17th century, and the role played by slavery. Ms. Stone, executive director of the Suffolk County Archeological Association, will introduce the film.