Second Chance for Second House
Publication: The Beacon
By Mia Certic

It has stood at the entrance to our hamlet since before there was a hamlet to enter. Second House, originally known as “the house at Fort Pond,” was built in 1797 to replace an original 1746 structure. Today it is the oldest house in Montauk, and it is well into Phase Two of a complete historic restoration.

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Montauk Historical Society:  Mia Certic  |  Executive Director
Publication: East Hampton Star
By Jane Bimson

The Montauk Historical Society has hired Mia Certic as its first executive director. A recent full-time resident whose family has been going to Montauk for over 50 years, Ms. Certic worked as a screenwriter, advertising copywriter, and public relations consultant in California and Europe.

“She is dedicated to preserving and celebrating our local history and is interested in developing educational programming for all Montauk’s families, including outreach to our growing Hispanic population,” said Kathryn Nadeau, the historical society’s president. Ms. Certic has partnered with the Montauk School in providing local history lessons for children learning from home while the school is closed and expanding the education program to include local maps, vintage photographs, games, puzzles, and videos. The society is producing virtual tours of Second House Museum, and the Lighthouse Museum is also planning a series of short historical documentary films with archives and photos and eyewitness accounts of stories from the past.


Montauk Historical Society Names Executive Director
Publication: 27east
Community News

Mia Certic, whose family acquired a home in Montauk more than 50 years ago, has been named the Montauk Historical Society’s first executive director.

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Montauk: The End of the World, And You’ll Feel Fine
Publication: Long Island Press
By Brendan Manley

As one stands at one of Montauk’s many scenic spots, staring out into the seemingly endless Atlantic Ocean, it truly feels like you’ve reached the end of the world. And honestly, that’s just fine. There’s nowhere else you’ll rather be at that moment.

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Second House to Be Restored
Publication: The East Hampton Star
By Christopher Walsh

Second House, the oldest structure in Montauk, will benefit from a $450,000 restoration project, the East Hampton Town Board announced at the close of its business in 2018.

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Monster Man
Publication: The East Hampton Star
By Pat Mundus

The late Frank Mundus became famous as the model for quint, the tough-as-nail sea captain in jaws. But did he bear a resemblance to his fictional alter ego? And what turns a person into a shark-hunter, anyway? Pat Mundus remembers her one-of-a-kind father, whose character loomed even larger in life than on the silver screen.

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T-Shirts Make A Splash
Publication: The EastHampton Star
By Jane Bimson

When Andy White painted a bold image of an anchor with the words “Montauk the End” in first grade, he probably hoped his parents might display it somewhere at home. Little did he know that it would eventually be emblazoned on dozens of T-shirts to be worn by friends, family, and people who had never met the Montauk student, now 9.

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Montauk Village Association Hosts Benefit On Saturday
Publication: The Southampton Press
By Kyril Bromley
Aug 22, 2016

The Montauk Village Association hosted the “Greenery Scenery” benefit on Friday night at the Montauk Lake Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the beautification of Montauk.

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A Second Chance For Second House In Montauk
Publication: The East Hampton Press & The Southampton Press
By Joan Baum
Jun 14, 2016

The keepers of livestock that grazed on the thousands of acres of “rolling plains and freshwater ponds of the Montauk peninsula” lived in one of three houses there in pre-Revolutionary days.

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Second House, Montauk’s oldest property, may be restored

By Lisa Irizarry

The East Hampton Town Board is looking to restore Montauk’s oldest structure, the Second House, and reopen the 18th century building as a museum.

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