May 25, 2018

“Rehearsal for Murder” Mystery Dinner, Friday, February 3rd, 6:30 PM

Claudia Gilchriest and Mary Brennan will be presenting a revival of their classic mystery “Rehearsal for Murder”, first presented at the Club to critical acclaim in 2004. Come to see your fellow Club members proclaim their innocence, then enjoy a buffet dinner while trying to solve the mystery of who dunnit. Prizes for the lucky winners! Dinner and entertainment is $45, please reserve by February 1st at or 718-638-0800. Image courtesy of Simon Howden /


  1. Greetings Mary….

    I am a Montauk kid. I grew up in Montauk with the many fascinating stories of it’s unique and colorful history with the Montauks being the highlight. I have been researching various Montauk histories since the 1970’s and am the owner of the William Wallace Tooker Photograph Collection. Tooker (1847-1917) was a respected historian and author known for his book Indian Place Names on Long Island (1911) and a personal friend of Talkhouse and other Montauks. Please visit my website for information on Tooker as well as myself. I think you would enjoy the section on Montauk Indian Place Names Map.
    Although I currently live in northern California my family is originally from New York City and my wife’s family arriving in Brooklyn in the late 1880’s with family still there, on LI and Montauk.
    I came across your article on the website and thought that perhaps you could answer a few questions. I am currently researching the provenance of the well-known 1867 photographic portrait of Stephen Talkhouse Pharaoh to commemorate the 135th anniversary of his death in 1879 and contacting all available resources.

    1. Does the club have any archives?
    2. Did any of the club founders know William Wallace Tooker? Did they know any Montauks?
    3. What is the background behind naming the Club Montauk?
    4. Did they know Arthur Benson? Austin Corbin?
    5. Did Tooker ever speak at the club?
    6. Is there any further information and/or images of the terra cotta friezes of the Montauks? Of particular interest are Montauks in boat with a harpoon?
    7. Was Francis Kimball involved with naming the club?

    Mary, any information would be appreciated and maybe sometime this summer when back east I could visit the club.
    Thanks again.

    Best Regards,

    Kevin J. McCann

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