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Jul 8, 2015 12:38 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

East Quogue Will Celebrate Founding Of Southampton Town On Saturday

Jul 8, 2015 12:38 PM

“East Quogue Day,” the hamlet’s celebration marking the 375th anniversary of the founding of Southampton Town, is set for this Saturday, July 11.

The festivities will kick off at 10 a.m. with a performance by The Filthy Crickets, a rock and roll cover band, at the East Quogue Village Green, followed by a walking tour. The tour is set to begin at 11 a.m. at the East Quogue Historical Museum on Montauk Highway, with scheduled stops at the hamlet cemetery, the Josiah Foster house, the Catholic Mission Church and the E.L. Ryder Hardware store. Additionally, an antique fire truck will be on display outside the East Quogue Firehouse, also on Montauk Highway.

Throughout the day, lemonade and popcorn will be sold, wine tastings will be offered at East Quogue Wines and Liquor, and there will be a face-painting booth for children. Most of the local businesses plan to have photos on display in their respective shop windows showing what their buildings looked like during the Civil War era, according to Marilyn D. Aldrich, president of the East Quogue Historical Society.

There will be nearly a dozen historical reenactors set up in front of the East Quogue Historical Museum where they will be preparing and cooking food, teaching and playing old games, and showing visitors what life was like as a member of the military. Impressionist pastel drawings of historical pictures, created by fifth-graders at East Quogue Elementary School, will be displayed during the event as well.

The celebration is expected to end around 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend and all are invited.

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Drove thru East Quogue to check out the celebration. I'm confused. To my knowledge, the Civil War happened ran from 1861-1865. If East Quogue is celebrating the 375th anniversary - what does that have to do with the Civil War? There is a large Confederate flag flying on Main Street today. Someone either does not know historical dates or this is just a push back to the Confederate Flag coming down in South Carolina yesterday. What's next? Fireworks and a cross burning tonight in East Quogue? Were ...more
By G (342), Southampton on Jul 11, 15 9:57 AM
The attempted and intended white washing of history continues.

It's a historical event with numerous historical, aka, educational activities. Relax.
By Po Boy (5299), Water Mill on Jul 11, 15 10:42 AM
If Po Boy knew East Quogues "history" he might have made an intelligent comment. Obviously he doesn't....
By G (342), Southampton on Jul 11, 15 4:13 PM
What a ridiculous statement in context of a historical event which highlighted military reenactors.
By Po Boy (5299), Water Mill on Jul 12, 15 10:10 PM