My name is Herb Strobel. I’m the executive director here at Hallockville Museum Farm. We are a not-for-profit. We have a mission of reconnecting the community with our shared agricultural and rural heritage. Here at least on the North Fork, and arguably a good part of the East End, we still maintain some of that rural and agricultural character. And so I can’t think of a better place here locally than Hallockville for people to reconnect with that heritage.
At 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, a construction crew descended on Hallockville Museum Farm in Northville like clockwork, installing new columns on the Hallock Homestead’s front facade. But instead of hard hats and overalls, the 13 men wore flannel button-down shirts and khakis. Some sported caps proudly declaring their service in World War II.
On Oct. 11, 1814, local historian Richard Wines said, James Galloway, commander of the British ship the HMS Dispatch, recorded in his official log that weather conditions in Riverhead that day were “fair.” (more…)
Guests at Hallockville Museum Farm during the opening reception Thursday evening of ‘Outhouse 2014’ by artist Michael Combs of New York City and Greenport. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)
• Artist Michael Combs, whose roots run deep on the North Fork, has recreated a full-size outhouse that can be seen through Sept. 28 on the grounds of Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead. It’s part of the Parrish Road Show presented by Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill that features temporary installations by East End artists. (more…)
When Tony Trubisz Jr. was a little boy, a North Fork summer meant wandering the fields and woods surrounding his family’s Sound Avenue homestead, traveling all the way to the Sound and exploring the 500 acres behind the property.
On Thursday, Mr. Trubisz — now 67 — returned from Richmond, Va. to the 19th century farmhouse of his youth, since relocated to the Hallockville Museum Farm property, to spruce up the old building which hasn’t had a paint job since its big move in 2010. (more…)