Calendar

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

UPCOMING

Wednesday, April 29 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

THE ROARING TWENTIES

Join us for a lively talk about the Roaring Twenties. Well-known lecturer Marilyn Carminio will take you back to the era of short skirts, prohibition and the newly rich. Don’t miss this talk about this unforgettable time in history. Space is limited, registration is required! To register, please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: A $5 donation includes lunch.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Sunday, May 3 01:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Southampton’s Houses of Worship Tour

Twelve houses of worship are on this unique tour to honor Southampton’s 375th Anniversary. They include: First Presbyterian Church, St. John’s Episcopal Church, Dune Church St Andrews, Sacred Hearts of Jesus & Mary Basilica, Chabad of Southampton, Community Baptist, Greek Orthodox Church of the Hamptons, Shinnecock Presbyterian Church, Our Lady of Poland, Kings Chapel, First Baptist Church and Christian Science Church. RSVP by calling the Museum at (631) 283-2494.
FEE: Free
LOCATION: Various, pick up a map at the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, May 14 12:00PM RESERVE SPACE

The Shinnecock Indians: America’s First Whalers

Long before whaling became a thriving industry in America the Shinnecock had developed sophisticated methods for hunting whales involving teams of men in canoes who ventured out into the coastal waters. Dr. Strong will share his knowledge of these remarkable early whalers. Dr. John Strong is professor emeritus at Southampton College and has written many scholarly books on Long Island’s Native Americans. Seating is limited, RSVP by calling (631) 283-2494.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Friday, May 15 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Into the Deep: Paintings by Paton Miller

“Into the Deep: Paintings by Paton Miller” is an exhibit of largely aquatic paintings by Southampton artist Paton Miller. His paintings are known for their narrative quality, distinct surfaces and rich palette. With his love of the sea and his artist eye, Mr. Miller displays the tumultuous story of where the land and ocean meet. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 15th, 4 to 6pm, refreshments will be served.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Friday, May 15 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Views of Southampton: Paintings by Pat Garrity

Pat Garrity’s oil paintings in the exhibit “Views of Southampton” incorporate the beauty and light on eastern Long Island. She mixes local buildings with landscapes in the Hamptons for subject matter. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 15th, 4 to 6pm, and refreshments will be served. The exhibit will run through Saturday, October 17th, 2015.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, May 30 01:00PM RESERVE SPACE

6th Annual Southampton House Tour “Insider’s View” – Celebrating Southampton’s 375th Anniversary

On Saturday, May 30, 2015, guests of the “6th Annual Southampton House Tour” will have the opportunity to experience extraordinary houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history – from Colonial days right up to the present. A Champagne Reception hosted by Sant Ambroeus Restaurant follows the tour. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Rogers Mansion (17 Meeting House Lane), by calling (631) 283-2494, or using PayPal on the Special Events page. On the day of the Tour tickets may be picked-up or purchased as early as 10:30am at The Thomas Halsey Homestead.
FEE: $95 in advance, $110 day of tour.
LOCATION: Various, pick up map and tickets at The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Saturday, June 6 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Walk Southampton’s First Settlement 1640-1648

A walking tour of Southampton’s first settlement in 1640 will take place at the William K. Dunwell Park on Saturday, June 6, at 11a.m. There will be a discussion on the young colony settled by the English pioneers after landing at Conscience Point in June of 1640. The walk will continue to Fowler’s Preserve, a little-known wildlife preserve close by that, through conservation, retains a similar look to that of Southampton in 1640 before farming and development forever changed the landscape. This event is one in a series of programs commemorating Southampton’s “375 anniversary” and is sponsored by the Southampton Trails Preservation Society, Southampton Historical Museum, and Rogers Memorial Library. RSVP by calling (631) 283-2494.
FEE: Free
LOCATION: William K. Dunwell Park, the corner of Old Town & Old Town Crossing Roads
PARKING: Southampton Hospital’s south parking spaces on Old Town Road, a short distance to the William K. Dunwell Park.

Thursday, June 11 12:00PM RESERVE SPACE

John Gardiner and Captain Kidd’s Treasure

Mr. Barons, Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society, will debunk some myths and add some intriguing new information to the story of Captain Kidd and his treasure. Seating is limited, RSVP by calling (631) 283-2494.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Friday, June 12 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Emma’s Garden Party!

Come see the wonders of Emma’s Garden! Bring your family and friends to explore the agricultural project that is happening right in the middle of Southampton Village behind the Pelletreau Silver Shop (80 Main Street). Flowers, vegetables, and herbs will be on display and talk with Emma Woodward about our first CSA opportunity and techniques about how to grow your own garden at home. The Pelletreau Silver Shop was built in 1686 and Ms. Woodward has revived colonial-era garden behind the shop using sustainable methods both old and new.

Saturday, June 13 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

375th Celebration & Rededication of 1640 Monument

This all-day family event includes Shellfish Hatchery programs, a Rotary Clambake and a picnic at North Sea Community Center to acknowledge North Sea’s ancient past, the 1640 landing of English pioneers and the founding of Southampton. Schedule for the day: 9am-12pm, Family Marine Biology Program; 12pm-2:30pm, Colonial Food & Rotary Clambake; 1pm-3pm, Aquaculture Program; 2pm-3pm, Shellfish Hatchery Open House; 3pm-4pm, Rededication of the monument to 1640; 4pm-5pm, Shinnecock Tribe Historical Reenactment; and 5:30pm-8pm, Picnic at the North Sea Community Center.
FEE: Free, food prices vary
LOCATION: Conscience Point Historic Site and Nature Trail, Conscience Point Road in North Sea

Sunday, June 14 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Re-creation of the Historic 1640 Walk: From Conscience Point in North Sea to Southampton Village

Sponsored by the Southampton Trails Preservation Society (STPS) to celebrate Southampton’s 375 anniversary. This hike simulates the 1640 walk when the Shinnecock Tribe guided English pioneers to a more habitable wintering area in “Olde Towne” in Southampton Village. STPS plans other hikes throughout 2015, please check their website southamptontrails.org
FEE: Free, but $20 donation includes membership to STPS
LOCATION: Begins at Conscience Point Road and continues to Wickapogue and Old Towne Roads

Saturday, June 20 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Happy 375th Birthday Southampton Party

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM: Free admission to the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex. Free one-year, family memberships in the Southampton Historical Museum ($35 value) will be offered to everyone who signs up on this day only. 4:00 to 5:00 PM: Concert by the Sag Harbor Community Band brass band who will perform music from the Great American Song Book with a community sing-a-long. 5:00 PM: The 375th Anniversary Birthday Cake will be served.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, June 25 12:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Director’s Tour of the Shinnecock Museum

The Shinnecock Museum’s Director/Curator David Bunn Martine will lead a tour of the museum established in 2001 and dedicated to honoring the living history of the Shinnecock Nation featuring the Wikun Village Outdoor Exhibit. Attendance is limited, RSVP by calling 631 283-2494.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Shinnecock Nation Cultural Center & Museum, 100 Montauk Highway

Saturday, July 11 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

HALSEY HOUSE GALA: Southampton’s Oldest Home

Celebrate the 1640 founding at Southampton’s oldest home this year during the 375th Anniversary. Join our Festive lawn party with your friends and family at the Halsey House Gala held at Southampton’s oldest home and museum. Enjoy music, an open bar, plentiful farm-to-table hors d’oeuvres as well as a silent auction. An encampment of the 3rd NY Regiment in colonial attire will entertain guests and fire periodic gun salutes. Neckties and high heels are not encouraged! Attendance is limited, to RSVP call (631) 283-2494 or use PayPal at our special events page.
FEE: $125 in advance/$150 at the door, $25 for children 16 and under
LOCATION: Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Saturday, July 18 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Antique Fire Truck Show & Fireman Recruiting Day

The Southampton Fire Department’s Antique Truck Committee is dusting off their finest historic fire trucks to be shown on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion. The City Service Ladder Truck made in 1912 will be a featured attraction. Volunteer firemen and their supporters will be offering hot dogs, sodas and T-shirts. Historic firefighting equipment will be on display and include many of the twin forks historic fire trucks. The Rogers Mansion Museum Complex will also be open free of charge that day. Come visit the 12 historic buildings on the Complex which was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a unique property. All are welcome to see this once-in-a-lifetime, outdoor display of Southampton’s legendary firefighting equipment.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, July 23 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

CALLING ALL HALSEYS!

4:00 PM: Anne Halsey, published author and blog writer on the history of Southampton, will give an overview at the Rogers Mansion of the Halsey family which traces its lineage to pioneer Thomas Halsey who came to Southampton in 1640. 5:30 PM: A reception follows at the 1683 Halsey House with a talk by Robert Hefner, architectural historian, who will give details of Southampton’s oldest home, which is open to the public. Attendance is limited, to RSVP call (631) 283-2494. 7:00 PM: A farm to table dinner with ingredients from Halsey Farm takes place at the Southampton Inn, RSVP (631) 283-6500.
LECTURE AND RECEPTION FEE: $20 per person, $15 for members of the SHM
DINNER FEE: $37.50 + tax per person
LECTURE LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
RECEPTION LOCATION: Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street
DINNER LOCATION: Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street

Saturday, August 1 02:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Southampton Polish Festival

Join Southampton’s Polish community for music, food, games, exhibit and a concert of some of Poland’s celebrated classical composers.
FEE: Free admission to the festival, concert is $20 per adult and free for children
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, August 8 10:00AM RESERVE SPACE

9th 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. Come see a wide range from classic Model Ts from 1905 to a 1912 hook and ladder fire truck to jazzy Thunderbirds from the 1950s. 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: Free for children and members of SHM, $5 for non-members
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, August 13 05:00PM RESERVE SPACE

3rd Annual Samuel L. Parrish Lecture: William Merritt Chase Founder of Art Village

The Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art (1891-1902), directed by Wiliam Merritt Chase, was the largest and best known of America’s late 19th century plein air summer schools. Decorative arts historians Cynthia V. A. Schaffner and Lori Zabar, authors of “The Founding and Design of William Merritt Chase’s Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art and the Art Village,” will give an illustrated PowerPoint lecture on how the school and its campus, the Art Village, were founded and used in the development of Shinnecock Hills, located just outside the Village of Southampton, into a summer resort. The lecture takes place in the Music Room at Whitefield, a gilded age mansion designed by Stanford White between 1898 and 1907. The 16 acre estate was mentioned as “one of twelve significant country houses in America” by Country Life Magazine in 1915. A reception for the speakers follows the lecture in the garden. Attendance is limited, to RSVP please call (631) 283-2494 or use PayPal on our Special Events page.
FEE: $125 for members of SHM, $140 for non-members
LOCATION: Music Room, Whitefield, 155 Hill Street

Thursday, August 27 12:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Behind the Scenes at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum

Collections Manager Richard Doctorow, whose extensive research on the Sag Harbor whaling fleet has resulted in an extraordinarily valuable record of whaling’s role in Sag Harbor’s history, will lead a tour of the museum, which is housed in the 1845 Greek Revival mansion built by a scion of a family of wealthy whale ship owners. Attendance is limited, RSVP by calling (631) 283-2494
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Thursday, August 27 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

YAPPY HOUR Southampton!

BYOD (Bring your own dog) or adopt one! Join us for Barkatinis and Yappetizers, snacks, a dog adoption parade, 50 / 50 raffle, and a beach themed dog costume contest with celebrity judges. All proceeds benefit the Southampton Historical Museum. Fun for the whole family! To purchase tickets, use PayPal on our Special Events page, call the Museum at (631) 283-2494, or pay at the door the day of the event.
FEE: $25 for adults, $10 for dogs, free for children
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, September 5 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

375th Anniversary & Late Summer Cocktail Party

Feast on hors d’oeuvres by Schmidt’s Market and drink from an open bar to celebrate Southampton’s 375th Anniversary and the end of summer on the lawn of the 1843 Rogers Mansion. Make new friends, see familiar faces, and make plans for the fall, all while supporting the Museum’s education programs. Festive dress encouraged! Purchase tickets by calling (631) 283-2494 or using PayPal on our Special Events page.
FEE: $60 for members of SHM, $75 for non-members
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, September 10 12:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Houses of the Hamptons: Postcards from the Gilded Age

A century ago postcards were made of almost eery home that could be photographed between Westhampton and Montauk, including the legendary mansions of the gilded Age. Architect Gary Lawrance, co-author with Anne Surchin of “Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930,” will discuss the ways in which there postcards served the purposes of homeowners and their value to historians and collectors today. Free admission but space is limited, RSVP by calling (631) 283-2494.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, September 26 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Harvest Day Fair

The Southampton Historical Museum celebrates life during the 18th and 19th century in Southampton with a variety of activities that harkens back to a simpler, hands on era where both adults and children alike pitched in to make an income for the family and to make a sustainable home life. This annual event will have costumed trade and craft people demonstrating decoy carving, beekeeping, blacksmithing, candle making, basketry, and many other traditional skills.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, October 1 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Harvest Wreath Workshop

The Southampton Historical Museum & the Rogers Memorial Library invite you to a Harvest Wreath Workshop with Deborah Lukasik of Southampton Soap Company. Can you tie a knot?   Then you can make this beautiful wreath! The Cornhusk Tradition The importance of corn as a staple crop as well as a spiritual force has been fully documented. Corn husks make a lovely, organic decoration for the door or entryway for the fall season. Please bring your own dried flowers, seed pods and ribbon, etc., as well as a glue gun and scissors if you find they will come in handy for you. Reserve early as the class size is limited. To register, please call the Museum at (631) 283-2494 (Wednesday – Saturday 11-4). Payment is required at time of registration. All major credit cards accepted.
FEE: $35 for members of SHM, $45 for non-members
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, October 3 01:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Fiesta Latina!

Join us for an afternoon of family fun, including games, food and music – all with a Latin theme. No advance registration required, for more information, please call (631) 283-2494.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, October 8 12:00PM RESERVE SPACE

If These Walls Could Talk

Emma Ballou, Southampton Historical Museum curator and registrar, will share some of the fascinating discoveries she made in the course of her research into the history of the 1843 Rogers Mansion, the lives of those who have lived in it, and the role the property–allotted to the Rogers family in 1645–has played in Southampton’s history.
FEE: Admission by voluntary donation
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, October 15 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Pumpkin Butter Workshop

Deborah Lukasik owner of Southampton Soap Company will help you create the best pumpkin butter you’ve ever tasted. Pumpkin Butter is so perfect this time of year, for entertaining or just for the family to enjoy. Each participant will leave with a jar to take home. Enjoy some Wine and Cheese with your neighbors and friends. Reserve early as the class size is limited. To register, please call the Museum at 631-283-2494 (Wednesday – Saturday 11-4). Payment is required at the time of registration. All major credit cards accepted.
FEE: $20 for members of SHM, $30 for non-members
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, October 17 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

CALLING ALL HOWELLS!

4:00 PM: Southampton Town Historian Zach Studenroth will give a talk and tour of the cemetery including the recent restoration of tombstones. 5:00 PM: A reception follows at the 1683 Halsey House with a talk by Robert Hefner, architectural historian, who will give details of Southampton’s oldest home. RSVP by calling (631) 283-2494. 7:00 PM: Howell Dinner at the Southampton Inn – farm to table, pies for desserts, corn and salad ingredients from Halsey Farm. Please RSVP by October 14th by calling (631) 283-6500.
TOUR AND RECEPTION FEE: $20 per person, $15 for members of SHM
DINNER FEE: $37.50 + tax per person
TOUR LOCATION: Old Southampton Burying Ground, corner of Little Plains and Post Crossing
RECEPTION LOCATION: Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street
DINNER LOCATION: Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street

Thursday, November 12 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Long Island Clam Chowder

Learn how to open clams and prepare this delicious chowder at this workshop with Chef Kyle Scheure of Schmidt’s Market in Southampton. Each participant will make one batch as a class and then leave with a one quart of clam chowder to take one home. Reserve early as the class size is limited. To register, please call the Museum at (631) 283-2494 (Wednesday – Saturday 11-4). Payment is required at time of registration. All major credit cards accepted.
FEE: $25 for members of SHM, $35 for non-members
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

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Saturday, April 25 08:30AM Bohemia History Tour & 4 Course Lunch
Thursday, April 23 12:00PM Battle for the Eagle, 1814: A Story Lost
Thursday, April 9 12:00PM Director’s Tour of the Nathaniel Rogers House
Thursday, March 26 12:00PM Southold’s 300th Anniversary Celebrations
Thursday, March 19 06:00PM Toscana Powder Paint Workshop
Thursday, March 19 03:00PM SAVE YOUR HOUSE! Historic Preservation Options
Thursday, March 12 12:00PM Sandford & Sons: Legacy of a Bridgehampton Family
Saturday, March 7 04:00PM If These Walls Could Talk: History of the Rogers Mansion Commemorating Southampton’s 375th Anniversary
Saturday, March 7 03:00PM 375th Convocation Celebration
Thursday, March 5 06:00PM “The Thomas Halsey Homestead” Tea Towel Workshop
Thursday, February 26 03:00PM We Come This Far by Faith
Thursday, February 19 03:00PM The Manors of Long Island
Thursday, February 5 06:00PM Felting – A Valentine Heart