WE DID IT! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO JOINED THE CIRCLEHOOD…. THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE FRONT PORCH BEGINS.

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 Join Forces With These Fellow Lovers Of Sag Harbor – Tom O’Donoghue Associates and Baron’s Cove – And Make Our Village Community A More Convivial Place

Villages are living breathing entities reflecting the character and spirit of those who reside within. In the words of Jean Vanier*, “Community is a sign that love is possible in a materialistic world….” The heritage of our community is kept vividly alive through the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum. More than just a museum, it’s the cultural center of the community – offering a gathering spot for all.

“People respond to this museum as if it’s their own front porch and front yard. It’s the heart of the community.” - Greg Therriault, the Museum’s Manager.

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Restoring the Museum’s Front Porch

This project is to fund the restoration of the front porch, and to make it handicap accessible. The restoration will include replicating the original porch railings, lost long ago.

Whaling Museum Porch RenderingThe front porch is a unique cultural symbol of American ideals. The American front porch fostered a sense of community and neighborliness by forcing interaction and connection.  porch9

So yes, this project is to fund the restoration of the front porch, but it’s so much more… a convivial space for people to gather, to linger…to connect.

Our Fundraising Goal

We need to raise $24,750 by May 15. These funds will cover all costs including labor, material, and fees. Two very generous businesses have stepped up to contribute more than half of the costs. Tom O’Donoghue Associates has pledged $15,000, and Baron’s Cove, part of Cape Resorts, has pledged $5,000. Now we need your help. Join the circlehood. By partnering with Tom O’Donoghue Associates and Baron’s Cove your contribution will complete the project. When individuals and businesses work together to do good, more good happens more quickly.  Let’s see if we can’t achieve our goal in a record-breaking thirty days.

About Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum

The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum is dedicated to keeping our rich whaling heritage alive. Located at 200 Main Street, the beautiful building built by a scion of the whaling industry has housed this East End historic gem since 1936. The museum displays an array of paintings, artifacts, whalebones and teeth, as well as navigation tools, Inuit Native American artifacts and harpoons. Each room of the museum speaks volumes to the history of Sag Harbor. Today the museum is as much a living cultural arts center as it is a nod to the past.

“No place has the ability to capitalize on this unique identity quite like the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum.  Traditionally devoted to the history of Sag Harbor, this [past] summer the regal old building has been host to some of the greatest living artists of our time, many of whom call Sag Harbor home.” Emily Weitz

Thank You To Our Business Partners

tom-donoghue Based in Sag Harbor, Tom O’Donoghue Associates is active from Hampton Bays to Montauk, with projects ranging from new construction to historic renovations. Their continued growth over the last 20 years is due to a dedicated construction team, high quality workmanship and a commitment to direct, open communication with clients. This simple philosophy is the basis of their continued success on the East End. “Our clients include prominent architects and designers, discerning customers who spare no expense, and homeowners with tight budgets who live and work on the East End. Whatever the requirements, our process is simple: we treat every project exactly the same. You thrive in business by building lasting quality. If you do it right you’ll be successful”  – Tom O’Donoghue tomodonoghueassociates

logo   Cape Resorts is an eclectic collection of luxury hotels, inns and cottages that has provided couples, multi-generational families, empty nesters and groups of friends with beloved seashore memories and cherished holiday traditions.  Each of our hotels has its own deeply individual personality, but all share the same warm, welcoming vibe and reflect our commitment to giving our guests truly authentic, all-American resort experiences. That means beautiful settings, approachable design, an array of wonderful dining options, plus fun activities from sunrise till evening and the sincerest of welcomes from the entire Cape Resorts family. Debuting in the Spring of 2015, a newly renovated Barons Cove will feature 67-room inn with comfortable furnishings and décor inspired by the sea.    All aspects of Baron’s Cove will be enhanced during the renovation, including a new lobby bar and an 87- seat restaurant, indoor and outdoor fireplaces and a satellite gallery of Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum artifacts. We are very proud to be part of this wonderful historical village and a supporter of the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum. For updates on the restoration of Baron’s Cove please visit baronscove

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