Second House, circa 1900.

Put Your Name On It

Please consider a year-end donation to help us continue our mission of education and preservation. Contribute between now and May 1, 2024,  and find your donation listed on a special page of the 2024 BEACON.  Names will also appear on our website, and where indicated below.

Choose a gift level and let us literally put your name on it:

  • $50 will buy a picket of the future fence at the Second House Garden
    The kitchen garden is returning as a wonderful feature of the Second House property! You can help us to recreate it by buying a picket for its fence.  Pickets will be inscribed with your name or the name of someone you wish to honor.
  • $75  will buy plants for one season’s planter on the porch at the Carl Fisher House
    The two planters on the front porch at the Carl Fisher House will be filled with seasonal plants all year.  Donate $75 and you will pay for one season.  Your chosen name will appear on a sign in the planter.
  • $100 will take care of refreshments at one of our free events
    We love to offer drinks and nibbles at our free events!  Donate $100 and you or a friend will be named as the founder of the feast.
  • $200 pays for a Montauk History Spot installed somewhere in our hamlet
    Montauk History Spots call attention to the hidden histories of buildings and other locations in Montauk, linking to a QR code that tells their story on our website — and includes the name designated by a generous donor.
  • $250 is an honorarium for one of our speakers
    Our history lecture series was a tremendous success in 2023.  Make it easy for us to continue these regular lectures in 2024 by donating the honorarium, and we will name you in our program.
  • $500 will buy and plant an apple tree in the Second House orchard
    A big part of our future plans for the restoration of Second House includes an apple orchard with heirloom trees.  Your donation in this category pays for buying and planting the tree, and will be recognized with a plaque at the tree’s base.
  • $1,000  puts you “in the groove” at our Summer 2024 Leisurama exhibit
    Leisurama is the theme of our first big exhibition at the Carl Fisher House, scheduled for the summer of 2024, which will include a recreation of Leisurama house rooms .  Your $1000 gift will mean that your name appears in our exhibition literature and signage.
  • $2,000 makes you the underwriter of our upcoming Kids’ Fun Day or American Songbook Soirée (sold!) at the Fisher House
    You will be recognized on promotional materials announcing these future events, both organized by the NeoPolitical Cowgirls and guaranteed to be great fun.

Montauk Historical Society

The Montauk Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are fully tax-deductible and will help support our mission to preserve and share the history of Montauk and the East End.

Second House Museum

While the Town of East Hampton is funding the restoration of the Second House building, MHS is working tirelessly to plan and restore the museum.

Montauk Point Lighthouse

Support the Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum and its Tower Restoration project.  This is the most extensive reconstruction of the Tower since 1860.

Montauk Indian Museum

The Montauk Indian Museum is collecting funds to augment its collections and create educational programs.

Carl Fisher House

Please donate to support our efforts to provide exciting programming and events at the Carl Fisher House!


Please donate online by using one of the buttons on the right-hand side of this page. Or, if you prefer to send a check, please follow these steps:

  1. Make it payable to “Montauk Historical Society”
  2. On the memo line, please indicate where you would like the donation to go (Second House, Lighthouse, etc.)
  3. Mail it to:

Montauk Historical Society
P.O. Box 943
Montauk, NY  11954

Your tax-deductible donation is greatly appreciated!