Calendar

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

UPCOMING

Saturday, July 1 05:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Degas’ Famous “Little Dancer” and How it Influenced Modern Art

Eminent art historian Gregory Hedberg of New York and Southampton, a leading expert on Edgar Degas, has long maintained that a plaster cast of the artist’s “Little Dancer,” discovered in 2004, predates an extensive reworking of the sculpture by the artist and was made from his original version, which caused a sensation in 1881. The arguments for his theory, which is gaining important ground among art historians, are laid out in his recently published book, Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen. He will offer an overview and explain why he believes that the “Little Dancer” helped spark the birth of modern art. The talk, in the beautiful Music Room of the 1843 Rogers Mansion, will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. Co-sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum, Southampton Books, and the Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
FEE: Free Admission
TO REGISTER: Reservations Requested. Call the museum at 631-283-2494

Saturday, July 8 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 – 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, July 8th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

Saturday, July 8 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

HALSEY HOUSE GALA 2017: 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 to the 2017 “Sur la Plage” fundraiser will enjoy sunset cocktails amid a colonial landscape and herb garden. Inside the expansive tent, friends can enjoy our beachside atmosphere and toast to the summer ahead, while the hors d’oeuvres are locally-sourced from our farms and bays. Spontaneous dancing on the grass is encouraged…music by DJ Twilo. A curated silent auction offers the essentials of life in the Hamptons, like a cocktail cruise on a wooden sailboat, work by local artists, bountiful baskets of organic produce, and a private supper inside Halsey House. Please join us!
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street
FEE: $150 in advance/$175 day of, $50 for guests 16-30, $20 for guests 15 & under
TO PURCHASE: Call 631 283-2494 or use PayPal at southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

Thursday, July 13 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Winning Votes for Women: A Centennial Remembrance

Women in New York State won the right to vote in 1917, three years before the 19th Amendment secured their vote nationwide. From Seneca Falls in 1848, when Elizabeth Cady Stanton first proposed that women should vote, generations of women worked tirelessly for suffrage. Many Long Island women were leaders in the final decade, including Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, Harriot Stanton Blatch, General Rosalie Jones, and Louisine Havemeyer of Islip, who carried a suffrage torch from Long Island to Buffalo. Learn about these and other women (and men) in the suffrage campaign from Natalie Naylor, a retired Hofstra professor and Long Island historian. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
FEE: Donations at the door.
TO REGISTER: Reservations are appreciated. Call the museum at 631-283-2494

Thursday, July 20 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

From Big House to Bad House – How Authenticity Lost Its Way

Does size really matter when it comes to large house syndrome? Architect Anne Surchin will talk about other overlooked factors that continue to delegitimize the acceptability of the large home as part of the built environment. For over 30 years Anne’s practice has focused on East End residential architecture. She writes the architecture column for the Southampton/East Hampton Press, serves as the Vice Chair of the Southold Historic Preservation Commission and has co-authored the book “Houses of the Hamptons 1880-1930.”
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
FEE: Free Admission
TO REGISTER: Reservations are appreciated. Please call Southampton Historical Museum at 631-283-2494

Thursday, July 20 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.
LOCATION: Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street
FEE: Free Admission
TO REGISTER: Reservations are appreciated. Please call Southampton Historical Museum at 631-283-2494

Saturday, July 22 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 – 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, July 22nd, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

Saturday, July 29 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Readings at Sunset with Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Long Island’s Poet of the Year

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, was awarded The Long Island Poet of the Year Award by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in 2017. She was also the Suffolk County Poet Laureate in 2009-2011, founder and president of Long Island Poetry Place and Poet in Residence at the Southampton Historical Museum. Ms. Nuzzo-Morgan lives in North Sea and is a professor of humanities at Briarcliffe College. Please join us for an evening of poetry in the lush gardens at Southampton’s oldest home – The Thomas Halsey Homestead, established in 1648. Enjoy wine and light refreshments following the readings. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street
FEE: Free admission
TO REGISTER: RSVP required 631-283-2494

Tuesday, August 1 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

A Walking Tour of Water Mill

Water Mill Museum board member and longtime Water Mill resident Marlene Haresign will lead a tour which will start at the Water Mill Museum and make stops at the Corwith Windmill, the War Memorial on the Village Green and other highlights of the hamlet which has a rich and colorful history. Co-sponsored by the Water Mill Museum, the Southampton Historical Museum and the Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: Meet at the Water Mill Museum, 41 Old Mill Road, Water Mill
DATES & TIMES: Tuesday, August 1, 11:00 am
FEE: $10, free for members
TO REGISTER: Advance registration required. Please call the Southampton Historical Museum at 631-283- 2494 or visit www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

Tuesday, August 1 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Learn a Whaler’s Skill: Sewing & Knot Tying

Children will get a chance to learn some vital skills that not only colonial whalers needed to know, but everyone! They will learn the basics of sewing and a few different types of sailing knots that would have been useful at the homestead, or on a whale ship hundreds of miles from home. This program will take place at the Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton’s oldest remaining house. Those who come will also get a tour of the property to see what life was like for people living in Southampton long ago.
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, August 1, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
FEE: FREE, donations appreciated, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494

Friday, August 4 05:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Jewelry Making Classes

Students will learn the basics of jewelry making, from sculpting wax and soldering to setting stones and polishing, over an eight-week course. Master Jeweler Eric Messin will take you step by step to create a piece of jewelry that will be finished and ready to be worn. These classes take place at the historic Pelletreau Silver Shop in Southampton Village. The fee, which includes supplies, is $365 for members and $385 for non-members. To register for the class please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
LOCATION: Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton Village
DATES & TIMES: 8 – Fridays August 4th – September 22nd, 5-7PM, OR 8 – Saturdays, August 5th – September 23rd, 10AM – 12PM
FEE: $365 members, $385 non-members, non-refundable
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2494

Saturday, August 5 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 – 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, August 5th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

Tuesday, August 8 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Learn a Whaler’s Skill: Herb Garden Sachets

Children will get to visit the Thomas Halsey Homestead, Southampton’s oldest remaining house, and learn about its wonderful herb garden. The plants within the garden served as food, seasoning, medicine, and other important uses. Along with learning about the garden, those who attend will be able to make fragrant sachets with the fresh herbs in the garden to bring home. Those who come will also get a tour of the property to see what life was like for people living in Southampton long ago.
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, August 8, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
FEE: FREE, donations appreciated, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494

Saturday, August 12 10:00AM RESERVE SPACE

10th Annual Southampton Antique Auto Show

A variety of beautifully restored automobiles – from a 1910 Model T to muscle cars from the 1960s – 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 Museum, are transformed when more than 30 antique and classic automobiles go on display. The Southampton Fire Department’s 1912 American-LaFrance ladder truck will also be shown. These perfectly preserved examples represent the pride and determination of auto collectors and are shared with all enthusiasts who share an interest in our rich automobile heritage.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village
DATE & TIME: Saturday, August 12, 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
FEE: $5 adults, free for members and children, no rain date

Tuesday, August 15 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Learn a Whaler’s Skill: Scrimshaw Art

One of the many things sailors did to pass the time while on long whaling voyages was create scrimshaw art. At this program children will be able to see some examples of real scrimshaw art made by whale-men and then be able to create their own versions of scrimshaw art to bring home. This program will take place at the Rogers Mansion and those who come will also get a tour of our newest exhibit “Hunting The Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry.”
LOCATION: The Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, August 15, 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
FEE: FREE, donations appreciated, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494

Thursday, August 17 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

The Landmarks of New York

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, a leader in the fields of art, architecture, historic preservation and public policy will speak about her book, The Landmarks of New York, considered the definitive resource on the architectural history of New York City. The first director of Cultural Affairs in New York City and the city’s longest serving Landmarks Preservation Commissioner, she has held many other prestigious positions, written 23 books as well as countless articles, and been the recipient of many honors and awards. Her book offers an overview of the city’s architectural history, documenting and illustrating the 1,352 individual landmarks and 135 historic districts that have been accorded landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. She will sign copies of her book at a reception following her talk. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
DATES & TIMES: Thursday, August 17, 4:00 pm talk, 5:00 pm reception
FEE: Free Admission
TO REGISTER: Reservations are required, space is limited. Please call the museum at 631-283-2494 RSVP by 08/09

Saturday, August 19 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 – 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, August 19th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

Tuesday, August 22 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Learn a Whaler’s Skill: Sailor Valentines

Sailor’s Valentines were popular gifts given to a sailor’s loved ones upon returning home from a long voyage at sea. There are some that were made by the sailors themselves, but many were purchased from locals living on some of the islands the whaleships would stop at along the way, most notably the island of Barbados. Sailor’s Valentines are a form of shell art, and children will be able to make their very own to take home with them. This program will take place at the Rogers Mansion and those who come will also get a tour of our newest exhibit “Hunting The Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry.”
LOCATION: The Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, August 22 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.
FEE: FREE, donations appreciated, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494

Saturday, August 26 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Readings at Sunset with Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Long Island’s Poet of the Year

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, was awarded The Long Island Poet of the Year Award by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in 2017. She was also the Suffolk County Poet Laureate in 2009-2011, founder and president of Long Island Poetry Place and Poet in Residence at the Southampton Historical Museum. Ms. Nuzzo-Morgan lives in North Sea and is a professor of humanities at Briarcliffe College. Please join us for an evening of poetry in the lush gardens at Southampton’s oldest home – The Thomas Halsey Homestead, established c. 1680. Enjoy wine and light refreshments following the readings. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, August 26, at 4:00 pm
FEE: Free admission
TO REGISTER: RSVP required 631-283-2494 or visit www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

Saturday, September 2 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 – 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, September 2nd, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

Saturday, September 16 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 – 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, September 16th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

Thursday, September 28 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

The Long Island Rail Road In Southampton

Today, Southampton lies on the Montauk Branch of the Long Island Rail Road Company, but that wasn’t always the case. In 1869, the earliest days of rail travel on Long Island, visitors traveled from New York to Southampton on the Main Line to the Manorville Branch, where their train would turn south and travel through the Pine Barrens to Eastport and then follow the spine of the South Fork to Southampton Village. It would be twenty years later, 1889, before the Long Island Rail Road would establish the Montauk Branch as we know it to serve Southampton and Sag Harbor from Babylon, Patchogue and Speonk. What we know as the “Cannonball” began as an express train from New York City in 1883. Join us for a fascinating talk about the history of the L.I.R.R. in Southampton, presented by Don Fisher, President of the Railroad Museum of Long Island.
LOCATION: Rogers Memorial Library, Morris Meeting Room, 91 Coopers Farm Road, SH
DATES & TIMES: Thursday, September 28: 5:30pm
FEE: Free Admission
TO REGISTER: Visit www.myrml.org or call (631) 283-0774 x 523

Saturday, September 30 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Jewelry Making Classes

Students will learn the basics of jewelry making, from sculpting wax and soldering to setting stones and polishing, over an eight-week course. Master Jeweler Eric Messin will take you step by step to create a piece of jewelry that will be finished and ready to be worn. These classes take place at the historic Pelletreau Silver Shop in Southampton Village. The fee, which includes supplies, is $365 for members and $385 for non-members. To register for the class please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
LOCATION: Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton Village
DATES & TIMES: 8 – Fridays September 29th – November 17th, 6-8PM, OR 8 – Saturdays, September 30th – November 18th, 10AM – 12PM
FEE: $365 members, $385 non-members, non-refundable
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2494

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Saturday, June 24 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
Saturday, June 10 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
Friday, June 9 05:00PM Jewelry Making Classes
Friday, June 9 10:00AM Moby Dick Reading Marathon
Thursday, June 8 01:00PM The Men Who Hunted the Whale: Southampton’s Many Sea Captains
Saturday, June 3 04:30PM 8th Annual Southampton House Tour “Insider’s View”
Thursday, June 1 11:00AM A Maritime Walking Tour of Sag Harbor
Saturday, May 27 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
Thursday, May 18 06:00PM Spring Open House at the Rogers Mansion
Thursday, May 18 11:00AM Captain Henry Green, Long Island Whaler and Treasure Hunter
Saturday, May 13 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
Friday, May 12 06:00PM Freedom Sisters and Suffragists
Thursday, May 4 11:00AM How Many A Tale Their Music Tells: Songs, Stories, and Poems of East End Whalemen
Thursday, April 27 11:00AM A Visit with Author Sharon Atkins
Thursday, April 13 03:00PM Eastville’s Whalers
Monday, April 10 05:30PM Fifteen Shades of Grey: The Lusitania, the Sussex & America’s Ambivalent Road into World War I
Friday, April 7 04:00PM Jewelry Making Classes
Thursday, March 23 11:00AM Shinnecock Culture & Whaling History with David Bunn Martine
Saturday, March 4 04:00PM Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry
Saturday, February 25 05:00PM Literature and Libations with Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan
Wednesday, February 22 12:00PM To Possess A Human Soul: Slavery and the American Presidency with Marilyn Carminio
Saturday, February 11 02:00PM “Love Letters” a play by A.R. Gurney performed by Andrew Botsford & Jane Baldwin
Friday, February 10 04:00PM Jewelry Making Classes