Editorial: Celebrating Our History


As Sag Harbor Village continues to be a regional epicenter for redevelopment, perhaps now, more than ever, understanding the history of the village — a history that has defined its architectural aesthetic and helped preserve its quaint Main Street, as well as the traditions that make living year-round in the village something that locals treasure and second-homeowners covet — can inform us as the village explores planning for its future.

This is one of several reasons why The Sag Harbor Express has partnered with the Sag Harbor Historical Society on a series of articles that aim to dive deeper into the history of the places and faces that have helped define Sag Harbor over the years.

The series began last week with a look back at Long Wharf, a facility that has evolved with Sag Harbor’s changing economy, and will continue monthly with the aid of the vast knowledge found within the membership of the Historical Society and in its headquarters at the Annie Cooper Boyd House on Main Street.

Members of the Historical Society are unsung heroes whose nonprofit mission has given vast resources to village officials, real estate agents, builders and interested residents. In a time where the organization is seeking support and new members, it is incumbent on those who treasure this important work to offer their support.