Currently Happening at the Museum
More than 200 beautiful quilts have taken over the Water Mill Museum's gallery spaces
hand-crafted quilts, crazy quilts, traditional quilts, baby quilts, vintage and new.
2 floors of quilts on sale at very reasonable prices!
Water Mill resident Arthur Muller was recently installed as an honorary lifetime member of the Water Mill Museum owing to his decades of service to the community as Postmaster and supporting the Water Mill Community Club and the Museum. This inspired the present design and installation of a new exhibit about the rich history of the Water Mill Postal Service.
In the cyber-age of Stamps.com, email, FaceTime and tweets, this show will jog memories, remind us of the excitement of getting a letter and expose something of how things happened in this hamlet since colonial times. It is located on the 1st floor of the Museum, accessible to all and complements all the local history we already have to share.
Please note: The Water Mill Museum’s 2nd floor, has for years, housed an old Post Office exhibit, which includes the old clock from the Post Office wall, a counter desk, PO Boxes and more. But, this year’s new exhibit is different— it’s packed full of facts and stories from the past, in more detail.
2014 Raffle Quilt
This year's Raffle Quilt is a lovely queen size hand quilted quilt. It has a white background with a design in shades of blue and yellow.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the Bowls of Plenty event, another not to be missed occasion coming up on October 11th.
Adults and children are welcome every Wednesday in July and August starting at 9:30 am to explore the hamlet of Water Mill with a tour guide, including photographs comparing 'then' and 'now'; emphasizing this historical hamlet's growth over the centuries. Water Mill Board member, Marlene Haresign leads the tours. Wear your walking shoes!
Tours set out from the Water Mill Museum and take 60 to 90 minutes. Sites include the Corwith Windmill, Water Mill Community House, the old Railroad Station and more historic buildings in the Hamlet's center. Wind up at the mill for a brief introduction to the grain-grinding process.
Fun, informative and questions welcome.
Call the tour leader directly at (631) 726-4741 for information or if the weather is questionable. No fee or advance registration.