Gallery by Richard Lewin

Flag Raised For Schaefer

When Peter Schaefer passed away from a fall at age 32 on August 27, 2017, the East Hampton Town Historical Farm Museum lost one of its most passionate supporters. By the time of his death, he was already an active environmentalist, an expert in our local history and had become a member of the board of directors of the museum.

On Saturday morning on the museum grounds, at the corner of Cedar Street and North Main Street, a flag raising ceremony was held in Schaefer’s honor. East Hampton Town Board members Kathee Burke-Gonzalez and David Lys joined the Schaefer family, Prudence and Brian Carabine, museum staff, friends, and supporters of the museum in raising a 50-year-old American flag from the Carabine Family, on a “flagpole” that was actually a 100-year-old boat mast donated by The East End Classic Boat Society of Amagansett.