Shelter Island shucks to its history

Oyster Tasting This Weekend

Shelter Island Historical Society presents its annual Shelter Island Oyster Tasting this Saturday, October 20, from 4 to 6 PM at Havens Barn. The event will include raw oysters, Rockefeller oysters, a special local wine pairing of Suhru Wines along with Montauk Brewing Company and Peroni beer, crudité and veggies from Sylvester Manor, and dancing to music by Tom & Lisa and friends. In addition to small plate tastings on eco-friendly compostable tableware, there will be kids activities and snacks.

This year’s co-chairs are Janet D’Amato and Beth Swanstrom, with major sponsors Bridgehampton Nation Bank and Alice’s Fish Market.

“It celebrates a time in history when oysters were a thriving industry on the East End,” noted Alice Clark, a member of the Shelter Island Oyster Tasting committee. “In addition to the educational component, the event has evolved into an Island tradition. Attendees savor local oysters and cultivate a relationship with the gatekeeper of their island history.”

Walk into Havens Barn and marvel at featured images from the Shelter Island Historical Society archives that highlight the Shelter Island Oyster Company. Formed in 1922, the Historical Society aims to maintain and preserved pieces of history for future generations.

Tickets are $60 per person. Visit www.shelterislandhistorical.org.

nicole@indyeastend.com