Calendar

Breeze through our list of upcoming events and happenings for ways you can enjoy the Southampton Historical Museum.

UPCOMING

Saturday, July 2 05:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give

The Southampton Historical Museum will host a book talk and signing for Jean Shafiroff’s Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give. This book is a practical guide to modern giving that redefines philanthropy for today’s era. Far more than making monetary donations, philanthropy today encompasses giving time and knowledge, resources that can be just as valuable as financial contributions. Whether you’re a new philanthropist, a member of a charity’s Board of Directors, or just getting started as a volunteer, Successful Philanthropy offers the practical guidance and inspiring perspective that empowers all of us to take part in building a better world. Bob Chaloner, president and CEO of the Southampton Hospital will introduce Shafiroff. A reception for the author follows the reception.
FEE: Free admission, RSVP (631) 283-2494
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village

Thursday, July 7 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

In 2011, author and teacher Velya Jancz-Urban and her family bought a 1770 Connecticut farmhouse. The walls uncovered many nitty gritty secrets of what life was really like for New England’s colonial women, including how everyday practical matters of sickness and medicine, sex and birth control, childbirth and menstruation were handled by our foremothers. It wasn’t all quilting bees and spinning wheels! Please call the Southampton Historical Museum for reservations at (631) 283-2494. Co-sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library.
FEE: Free Admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, July 9 05:30AM RESERVE SPACE

HALSEY HOUSE GALA: Celebrating Southampton’s Oldest Home

This neighborly lawn party takes place at Southampton’s oldest home – The Thomas Halsey Homestead, established in 1648 by one of our founding families. Attendees enjoy sunset cocktails amid a colonial landscape and herb garden. Friends toast to the summer ahead in a patriotic atmosphere, while the food is locally-sourced from our farms and bays. Spontaneous dancing on the grass is encouraged. A curated silent auction offers the essentials of life in the Hamptons, like a cocktail cruise on a wooden sailboat, work by local artists, and a private supper inside Halsey House. Neckties and high heels are not encouraged! Attendance is limited, to RSVP call 631 283-2494 or use PayPal at southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org
FEE: $125 in advance/$150 at the door, $50 in advance 21-30, $20 in advance for guests 20 & under, RSVP 283-2494
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Sunday, July 10 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectables and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds (free admission). Vendors needed, for more info call (631) 283-2494. The Rogers Mansion will be open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
FEE: Free admission, for more info call 283-2494
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Tuesday, July 12 03:30AM RESERVE SPACE

Meet the Halseys: Life on a Colonial Farm

Children will have the unique opportunity to learn what life was like in colonial Southampton. The program will take place at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton’s oldest remaining house. Children will participate in period activities and crafts along with reenactors from Southampton’s history.
FEE: $5 for supplies, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Thursday, July 14 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Long Island Food: Past, Present, Future

Food writer and highly trained amateur chef T.W. Barritt will draw on research for his new book “Long Island Food: A History from Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits” to examine Long Island’s food culture from its beginnings based on the rich soils and bountiful local waters to the contributions of modern-day pioneers who are redefining Long Island’s food landscape. To RSVP please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: Free Admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Monday, July 18 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

5th Samuel L. Parrish Lecture: Clubs and Hotels of the Hamptons – The Prelude to the Summer Colony

Before they built their own ample cottages, summer visitors to Southampton could choose from a variety of hotels and clubs ready to welcome them. Anne Surchin, co-author with Gary Lawrance of “Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930,” will discuss this early period of the resort when few felt it necessary to build a summer home of their own.
FEE: $95 members, $120 non-members: RSVP required by Thursday, August 16th, 631-283-2494
LOCATION: The Sayre Barn on the Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton

Tuesday, July 19 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet the Halseys: Life on a Colonial Farm

Children will have the unique opportunity to learn what life was like in colonial Southampton. The program will take place at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton’s oldest remaining house. Children will participate in period activities and crafts along with reenactors from Southampton’s history.
FEE: $5 for supplies, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Thursday, July 21 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Curatorial Tour of the Thomas Halsey Homestead

The Southampton Historical Museum’s Curator, Emma Ballou, will lead a tour of the Thomas Halsey Homestead. The oldest house in Southampton, the Halsey House was built on land allotted to Thomas Halsey Sr., one of the original band of Puritans who arrived in Southampton in 1640. In 1678 Thomas Halsey Jr. inherited his father’s property and built the house that still stands on South Main Street today. Ms. Ballou will lead a tour detailing the rich history of the families that lived in the house, its architectural significance, and the wonderful colonial objects that are on display in the exhibit rooms. To register please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: $10, free for members, RSVP 283-2494
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street, Southampton

Thursday, July 21 05:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Pelletreau Shop & Garden Open House

Southampton’s Pelletreau Silver Shop was built in 1686 and is the oldest continuously opened trade shop in the Americas. The shop was run by well-known colonial silversmith Elias Pelletreau, a patriot in the American Revolution, and his family for three generation. The shop is managed today by master jeweler Eric Messin who offers workshops in jewelry making. Behind the shop is Emma’s Colonial Garden which recreates a typical vegetable bed from that era and is managed by Hilary Woodward and Sally Van Allen. Come for a tour of both the shop and garden and enjoy libations and summer produce for refreshments.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street

Sunday, July 24 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectables and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds (free admission). Vendors needed, for more info call (631) 283-2494. The Rogers Mansion will be open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
FEE: Free admission, for more info call 283-2494
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Monday, July 25 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Eric Woodward: A Collector’s Favorites- Views of Southampton in Postcards

Local architect Eric Woodward has been collecting postcards for over 30 years. Join us for an hour-long look at some of his favorite postcards depicting local scenes, stately homes, and signature events from the East End in the early and mid-20th century. Reservations are appreciated. Register at ww.myrml.org or call (631) 283-0774 ext. 523. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
FEE:Free admission, to register call (631) 283-0774 ext. 523
LOCATION: Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road

Tuesday, July 26 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet the Halseys: Life on a Colonial Farm

Children will have the unique opportunity to learn what life was like in colonial Southampton. The program will take place at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton’s oldest remaining house. Children will participate in period activities and crafts along with reenactors from Southampton’s history.
FEE: $5 for supplies, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Thursday, July 28 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

4th Samuel L. Parrish Lecture: Long Island Modernism 1930-1980: Its Architecture and Social History

Caroline Zelesky, author of “Long Island Modernism” will explore Long Island’s role as “a veritable laboratory of modern architecture and town planning” and sign copies of her book at the first of two Annual Samuel Parrish Lectures. To purchase tickets please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: $95 members, $120 non-members: RSVP required by Tuesday, July 26th,  631-283-2494
LOCATION: The Sayre Barn on the Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton

Saturday, July 30 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

A Visit with Samantha Bruce-Benjamin

Author Samantha Bruce-Benjamin’s second novel, “The Westhampton Leisure Hour and Supper Club,” is about five minutes in the life of a Hampton’s society hostess and offers a fascinating view of the devastation that the 1938 hurricane wrought in the Hamptons. Based on a real supper club and historical research, Ms. Bruce-Benjamin’s novel has been praised for its author’s skillful rendering of both the milieu and her characters, whose lives are changed forever on September 21, 1938. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Tuesday, August 2 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet the Halseys: Life on a Colonial Farm

Children will have the unique opportunity to learn what life was like in colonial Southampton. The program will take place at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton’s oldest remaining house. Children will participate in period activities and crafts along with reenactors from Southampton’s history.
FEE: $5 for supplies, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Sunday, August 7 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectables and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds (free admission). Vendors needed, for more info call (631) 283-2494. The Rogers Mansion will be open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
FEE: Free admission, for more info call 283-2494
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Tuesday, August 9 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet the Halseys: Life on a Colonial Farm

Children will have the unique opportunity to learn what life was like in colonial Southampton. The program will take place at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton’s oldest remaining house. Children will participate in period activities and crafts along with reenactors from Southampton’s history.
FEE: $5 for supplies, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Thursday, August 11 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Greek Revival Architecture in Southampton

W.A. Sclight, an architect with a special interest in the architectural and social history of Southampton Village, will speak on the many examples of Greek Revival architecture in Southampton, including the Rogers Mansion, one of the style’s most prominent examples. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
FEE: Free Admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, August 13 10:00AM RESERVE SPACE

10th Annual Southampton Antique Auto Show

A variety of beautifully restored autos from the teens through the sixties will be on display by some of Long Island’s premier car collectors. The one acre grounds of the Rogers Mansion, a property of the Southampton Historical Museums and Research Center, are transformed when more than 30 antique and classic automobiles go on display. Included also will be a restored antique Southampton firetruck. These perfectly preserved examples represent the pride and hard work of auto collectors and enthusiasts who share an interest in our rich automobile heritage.
FEE: $5 adults, free for members and children, no rain date
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village

Tuesday, August 16 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet the Halseys: Life on a Colonial Farm

Children will have the unique opportunity to learn what life was like in colonial Southampton. The program will take place at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton’s oldest remaining house. Children will participate in period activities and crafts along with reenactors from Southampton’s history.
FEE: $5 for supplies, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Sunday, August 21 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectables and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds (free admission). Vendors needed, for more info call (631) 283-2494. The Rogers Mansion will be open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
FEE: Free admission, for more info call 283-2494
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Sunday, September 4 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectables and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds (free admission). Vendors needed, for more info call (631) 283-2494. The Rogers Mansion will be open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
FEE: Free admission, for more info call 283-2494
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Sunday, September 18 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectables and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds (free admission). Vendors needed, for more info call (631) 283-2494. The Rogers Mansion will be open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
FEE: Free admission, for more info call 283-2494
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

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Saturday, June 11 10:00AM Garden in a Bowl
Thursday, June 9 05:00PM Give Where You Live Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, June 9 11:00AM “Peconic Bay: Four Centuries of History on Long Island’s North and South Forks” with Marilyn E Weigold
Sunday, May 29 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
Friday, May 20 04:00PM Beach Light, Paintings by Eileen Dawn Skretch
Thursday, May 19 06:00PM Spring Open House at the Rogers Mansion
Sunday, May 15 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
Thursday, May 12 11:00AM Maritime Walking Tour of Sag Harbor with Tony Garro
Saturday, May 7 11:00AM Learn a Colonial Skill: Tin Lanterns
Saturday, April 30 11:00AM Learn a Colonial Skill: Shrewsbury Cakes
Saturday, April 30 08:30AM Islip Historic Building Tour
Thursday, April 28 11:00AM Three Teachers Reminisce
Saturday, April 23 11:00AM Learn a Colonial Skill: Quill Pens & Diaries
Saturday, April 16 11:00AM Grandpa Pop & Me: The Wonder of Windmills
Thursday, April 14 06:00PM Spring Has Sprung
Thursday, April 14 11:00AM African Americans Look Back
Saturday, April 9 04:00PM Grandma Mum & Me: An Old Fashioned English Tea
Thursday, April 7 11:00AM Beyond Downton Abbey: Gilded Age Society New York & London with Marilyn Carminio
Friday, April 1 03:00PM Save Your House: Historic Preservation Options
Thursday, March 24 11:09AM Long Island Women During the Revolution with Natalie Naylor
Wednesday, March 16 06:00PM Irish Soda Bread Workshop
Thursday, March 3 02:00PM Weekly Guided Tours of the Rogers Mansion
Thursday, February 25 05:30PM A Visit With Nigel Noble
Wednesday, January 27 12:00PM Pyrrhus Concer & Captain George White: Two Friends Who Transformed Southampton