Calendar

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

UPCOMING

Friday, April 7 04:00PM 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. Participants can choose from two 8 week sessions: 8 – Fridays April 7th – June 2nd 6-8PM, OR 8 – Saturdays, April 8th – June 3rd 10AM – 12PM. To register for the class please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
LOCATION: Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton Village

Monday, April 10 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Fifteen Shades of Grey: The Lusitania, the Sussex & America’s Ambivalent Road into World War I

Join Michael A. Barnhart, Ph.D., Professor of History at Stony Brook University, for a discussion about America’s intervention in the First World War, which was by no means inevitable. Dr. Barnhart will focus on the many variables, both political and diplomatic, within the British, German and American governments that, in the end, led to Woodrow Wilson’s decision to go to war. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Morris Meeting Room
FEE: Free Admission
TO REGISTER: Visit www.myrml.org or call (631) 283-0774 x 523

Thursday, April 13 03:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Eastville’s Whalers

Ms. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director & Curator, Eastville Community Historical Society will explore the little known role of African Americans in the maritime history of Long Island. During the “golden age” of whaling (1800-1860), African Americans comprised 25 percent of whaling crews. After the Civil War and well into the late half of the 19th century more than half the whaling crews were African-American. Only recently have scholars begun to bring to light their significant contributions to the great whaling enterprise. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
FEE: Free Admission
TO REGISTER: Call the museum at 631-283-2494 or visit www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

Thursday, April 27 11:32AM RESERVE SPACE

A Visit with Author Sharon Atkins

Author and genealogist Sharon Atkins will speak on what she discovered researching her book With a Heart for any Fate: Hazel’s Memoir. This work of historical fiction is based on the diaries of Hazel Howland, who married J. Carlton Corwith of Water Mill. Interwoven into the story are her experiences as a teacher at Southampton High, historical details about WWI, the 1918 flu epidemic, as well as other aspects of local life during that era. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
FEE: Free Admission
TO REGISTER: Call the museum at 631-283-2494 or visit www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org

Thursday, May 4 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

How Many A Tale Their Music Tells: Songs, Stories, and Poems of East End Whalemen

As a scholar and musician Stephen Sanfillippo has spent many hours looking into the lives of whalers who were sometimes at sea for years at a time and looked to music and poetry to enrich the hours between whale sightings. He has read the journals in which they recorded the loneliness, romance and drama of life at sea. Focusing on whalemen who sailed out of Sag Harbor and Greenport, he will share what he has read in their journals, sing some of their songs and recite some of the poetry that reveals another side of these courageous adventurers. Co-sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Thursday, May 4th, 11:00 am
FEE: FREE
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2492

Friday, May 12 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Freedom Sisters and Suffragists

Join host Dr. Georgette Grier-Key for this special celebration of the centennial of women’s right to vote in New York State. Passages will be read from the writings of influential women in history, including Susan B. Anthony, Betty Shabazz, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Coretta Scott King, and more. Panels from a statewide exhibition, VOTES FOR WOMEN, will be on display. Those interested in volunteering to be a reader should email Georgette Grier-Key at eastvillechs@gmail.com. Doors open at 5:30 for complimentary refreshments. Presented by Eastville Community Historical Society, Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton Arts Center, and Southampton Historical Museum.
LOCATION: Southampton Arts Center, 25 Jobs Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Friday, May 12th, 6:00 pm
FEE: $5
TO REGISTER: Call the Southampton Arts Center at 631-283-0967 or visit at www.southamptonartscenter.org http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2891852

Saturday, May 13 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, May 13th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

Tuesday, May 16 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Spring Open House at the Rogers Mansion

Come and enjoy our new exhibit “Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry.” This exhibit takes place inside the historic Captain Albert Rogers Mansion, a 20 room Greek-revival house was built in 1843 during the peak of the whaling industry. It was built by Captain Rogers was one of the many prosperous whaling captains living in Southampton during the 19th century. The Rogers Mansion is a property of the Southampton Historical Museum and is located at 17 Meeting House Lane. The Year of the Whale will be on display from March 4 to December 30, 2017 and is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm. Admission to the Open House is $10 non-members, free for members and children 17 and under. Refreshments will be served.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Thursday, May 16th, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
FEE: $10 non-members, free for members and children 17 and under
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2492

Thursday, May 18 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Captain Henry Green, Long Island Whaler and Treasure Hunter

Author and story-teller Rosemary McKinley has dug deep into the life and adventures of Captain Henry Green (1794-1873), who was born in Sag Harbor and went to sea for the first time aboard the ship “Fair Helen” in 1817. He went on to captain the ship “Hannibal” and several other whaling vessels and achieved substantial wealth before finishing his seafaring career as captain of the ship “Huron.” Along the way, he kept excellent journals, recording his adventures at sea and his quest for treasures, many now on display at the Southold Historical Society’s lighthouse location. Co-sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Thursday, May 18th, 11:00 am
FEE: FREE
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2492

Saturday, May 27 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, May 27th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

Thursday, June 1 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

A Maritime Walking Tour of Sag Harbor

During the golden age of the whaling industry in the mid-19th century Sag Harbor had more than 50 whaling vessels in its fleet and rivaled New Bedford as a major whaling port. The harbor bustled with maritime activity and the streets teemed with exotic sailors from foreign lands. It was a brief but extremely prosperous time for the village where the handsome homes of Captain’s Row, the unique Whalers Church and many other landmarks are testimony to Sag Harbor’s prominence. Tony Garro will cover many of the highlights in his tour. Co-sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library.
LOCATION: Meet at Long Wharf, Sag Harbor, by the Wind Mill
DATES & TIMES: Thursday, June 1st, 11:00 am
FEE: $10 non-members, free for members
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2492

Saturday, June 3 04:30PM RESERVE SPACE

8th Annual Southampton House Tour “Insider’s View”

Tour participants will have the opportunity to experience extraordinary houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history from colonial days to present. A champagne reception catered by Sant Ambroeus will follow the tour at 4:30PM at the Rogers Mansion. Tickets can be purchased by calling the museum at 631-283-2494 or by using PayPal at the museum’s website southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org. On the day of the tour tickets may be picked up or purchased as early as 10:30AM at the Thomas Halsey House: 249 South Main Street, Southampton.
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street *Throughout the village of SH*
DATE: Saturday, June 3
TIME: 1-4PM House Tour, 4:30 PM-6:00 PM Champagne Reception
FEE: $95 in advance, $110 day of
TO REGISTER: http://www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org/special-events

Thursday, June 8 01:00PM RESERVE SPACE

The Men Who Hunted the Whale: Southampton’s Many Sea Captains

Toward the end of the 19th century, well past the days of the great whaling boom, historian William S. Pelletreau counted some 40 whaling captains still living in Southampton and noted that their lives and adventures would make a “work of the greatest interest.” In his talk, Southampton Historical Museum Executive Director Tom Edmonds will offer highlights from the lives of some of these courageous seamen. Following the talk all are invited to the Rogers Mansion for a self-guided tour of the museum and to view the exhibit, “Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry.”
LOCATION & TIME: Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, 1pm Lecture
LOCATION & TIME: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, 2:30pm Self-guided tour
FEE: Free Admission
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2492

Friday, June 9 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 June 9th – July 28th, 6-8PM, OR 8 – Saturdays, June 10th – July 29th, 10AM – 12PM
FEE: $365 members, $385 non-members
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2492

Saturday, June 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 – 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, June 10th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

Saturday, June 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 – 4:00 PM ($4, free for members & children).
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY
DATES & TIMES: Saturday, June 24th, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
FEE: FREE

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 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

Friday, August 4 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 August 4th – September 22nd, 6-8PM, OR 8 – Saturdays, August 5th – September 23rd, 10AM – 12PM
FEE: $365 members, $385 non-members
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2492

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

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

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

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
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2492

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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