The Southampton History Museum will open the exhibit High Style in the Gilded Age: Southampton 1870-1930, on Saturday, August 17, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 pm, at Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, Long Island. [Read more…] about Gilded Age Exhibit Opens In Southampton, LI
The Southampton History Museum has announced High Style in the Gilded Age: Southampton 1870-1930, a new exhibit set to open Saturday, August 17th with an opening reception from 4 to 6 pm.
With the arrival of the railroad in 1870, Southampton began its swift ascent to fashionable status. New Yorkers, spared a grueling journey by stagecoach or an overnight boat trip, could now make the trip in a few hours. While the early years of the Southampton summer colony were marked by a professed enthusiasm for the informal pleasures of country life, it was perhaps inevitable that the taste for Gilded Age excess, then sweeping over the city, would begin to assert itself in Southampton.
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
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 10th Annual Southampton House Tour, “Insider’s View,” has been set for Saturday, June 1st, at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street, and throughout the Village of Southampton.
Tour participants will experience houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history from colonial days to present. Ticket holders also have the opportunity to tour the 1648 Thomas Halsey Homestead, Saint Andrew’s Dune Church and a historic library building.