Worry No More - 27 East

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Worry No More

As president of the Sag Harbor Historical Museum, I am glad to report to the village about our first cruise tour.

After great concern from villagers about being overrun with tourists, it was to the contrary. They came to the museum promptly at 9 a.m. and then again at 10 a.m.. Fifteen visitors were given a thorough tour of the Annie Cooper Boyd House and our whaleboat shop, detailing all the history and architecture. We mentioned that the house was there when Sag Harbor was occupied by the British from 1776 to 1783, and more than likely the house could have had British soldiers in it.

We guided them up the street, explaining about the design and history of the Sybil Douglas House, the H. French House and the Custom House, leaving them off at the Whaling Museum and underscoring the history of the library, and suggested they go up to the Reading Room.

It was a very successful experience. I felt it was important to give a firsthand report so you can take it off your worry list.

Nancy French Achenbach

President

Sag Harbor Historical Museum