Lovers of history will be pleased to know about two Sag Harbor events planned for the coming days.
First, the Sag Harbor Historical Society's Fridays on the Porch gatherings resume this week at the Annie Cooper Boyd House. The theme for this week's event is "Show, Tell, and Discover," and the historical society has invited participants to bring their old Sag Harbor memorabilia out for examination.
Members and trustees of the society will be available to help identify and provide some back-story for the objects. Anyone is welcome to the event - locals and vacationers alike - and refreshments will be served.
"The LIRR in Sag Harbor 1870-1939," an exhibit at the Boyd House, will be open at the same time, and the curator of the exhibit will be available to give guided tours. The exhibit tells the story of the railroad in Sag Harbor and the problems that cropped up around it. Fridays on the Porch begin at 5 p.m. and end at 6:30.
On Saturday the Eastville Community Historical Society will host a walking tour of Sag Harbor and lunch in conjunction with the Suffolk County Historical Society. The walking tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Old Whalers Church at 44 Union Street, and will continue to the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum, the Sag Harbor Custom House, and the Nancy Wiley House. The walking tour will end with a visit to a quilt exhibit at the Eastville Community Historical Society and a tour of the St. David A.M.E. Zion Church and cemetery. A shuttle bus will be available for anyone in need of assistance.
Lunch at the Old Whalers Church, catered by Page restaurant of Sag Harbor, will follow the walking tour at 12:30 p.m. The first course will be baby greens with sherry-shallot vinaigrette, followed by a choice of organic chicken, vegetable pasta, or local fish and a dessert of brioche bread pudding and coffee. The cost of the walking tour, with lunch included, is $35, and reservations can be made by calling 631-725-4711 or 631-765-3598.