The Southampton History Museum has announced a new series, where three professionals in their respective fields will examine the role of the decorative arts at various times in history. The talks will take place at 4 pm in the Music Room of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton, and will be followed by a reception. [Read more…] about 3 Perspectives On Decorative Arts in Southampton
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The Beach Ball! Southampton History Museum’s Summer Gala has been set for Saturday, July 6th from 6 to 8 pm, at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main St., Southampton.
Guests will first walk through Halsey House, said to be the oldest English-style wood frame house in New York State and Southampton’s oldest home. This year’s theme comes courtesy of the Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. The late artist’s iconic 1961 painting, Girl with Ball, will serve as the inspiration for the invitation design and gala tent décor. [Read more…] about The Beach Ball: Southampton History Museum’s Summer Gala
The Southampton History Museum has announced THAWfest, a local food and history weekend, set or Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24, 2019.
As part of THAWfest, Amagansett Food Institute and the Southampton History Museum will co-host a hands-on workshop with Chef Jack Formica, who will focus on foods regionally available, with a particular emphasis on living/raw foods. [Read more…] about Local Food & History Weekend At Southampton History Museum
A new exhibit, “100 Years of Photographs from Morris Studio: 1892-1992” is set open on Saturday, August 18th at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY. A free opening reception will be held from 4 to 6 pm, refreshments will be served.
This exhibit presents the rich history of the South Fork on Long Island through the historic archives from The Morris Studio. The photographs date as far back as 1892. Tough The Morris Studio closed its doors in 2017 the photographs show a long lost era of time to be presented over 100 years later. Among the photographs are local historic landmarks and portraits of local families. [Read more…] about Unseen Collection: Photographs of Southampton 1892-1940
We caught the 7 am ferry from New London CT to Orient Point for a day on eastern Long Island (which was part of Connecticut for most of the 17th-century and was economically and cultural connected into the 19th).
Our destination was the Southampton Historical Museum’s 9th annual “Tour of Southampton Homes.” You know – “the Hamptons” – a famous haunt of the 1/10th of 1%.
So how does the work of local history perform in a place like that? The House Tour was awesome and what you might expect – folks with flashy estates opening up their houses to voyeurs like us – at $100pp – a chance to see inside the lifestyle of the astonishingly provisioned. [Read more…] about Bill Hosley: A Long Island History Museum Tour
The 9th Annual Southampton House Tour “Insider’s View” has been set for Saturday, June 2nd, from 1 to 4 pm, with a champagne reception from 4:30 to 6 pm.
The tour will begin at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street and continue throughout the village of Southampton. [Read more…] about 9th Annual Southampton House Tour Set
An exhibit on the whaling industry in 19th century Southampton is now on display at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, until August 4th, 2018.
The exhibit is open Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11 am to 4 pm, admission is $4, free for members and children 17 and under. [Read more…] about Hunting the Whale: A Southampton Industry Exhibit
The restoration of the Red Creek Schoolhouse on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex, a property of the Southampton History Museum, is set to be celebrated on Saturday, May 5 from 2 to 4 pm.
Built in the mid-19th century, perhaps as early as 1830, it is a rare surviving one-room schoolhouse in the Town of Southampton, Long Island.
The restoration, made possible by a $50,500 matching grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, was carried out by carpenter Nathan Tuttle. [Read more…] about 1825 Southampton One Room Schoolhouse Restored
A Genealogy Workshop has been set for Saturday, April 7, from 10 am to noon at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, Long Island.
This free genealogical workshop will help attendees learn about their history. There will be lineage research helpers present to assist in searches. Light refreshments will be served. [Read more…] about Genealogy Workshop in Southhampton
An interactive and inclusive exhibit, Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years to illuminate Southampton Village’s prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height.
Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry.