This year we celebrate the 125th anniversary of Camp Wikoff, when a quarantine camp was set up in an almost uninhabited Montauk to help soldiers from the Spanish-American war heal from their wounds and tropical diseases. At 2 pm in the Lighthouse’s Oceans Institute, MHS will present a brand-new edition of BULLY! by Jeff Heatley, the only book that tells the full story of Camp Wikoff. BULLY! traces the story of the Camp through newspaper articles, letters, speeches, and other public and private documents. It is a gripping and unbiased account of a rarely told story. The new edition, sponsored by the Gardiner Foundation, is a great read. Jeff Heatley will be there to talk about how his book came to be, to answer questions, and to sign books.
Please reserve your space on the Montauk Historical Society website and bring proof of your reservation to the event to ensure free entry to the lighthouse.