Calendar

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

UPCOMING

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 Rob Zaleski, 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

Thursday, August 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

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

Thursday, August 25 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Lost Foods, New Foods

Guests will have the opportunity to savor the best of local food, wine and beverages in the gorgeous outdoor setting provided by the Southampton Historical Museum. The Amagansett Food Institute will curate a selection of food offerings showcasing locally grown and produced food and focusing on efforts to bring back the diversity of local foods enjoyed by our ancestors.  Locally grown wheat and other grains, meat and eggs from area farms, locally produced beer, wine and spirits, heritage vegetable varieties, wild fish and game—all are the bounty the East End has to offer. To purchase tickets please call the Museum at 631-283-2494 or use PayPal.
FEE: $125 in advance (RSVP by Tue 8/23), $150 at the door
LOCATION: Inside and Outside the 1825 Sayre Barn on the Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Friday, August 26 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Jewelry Making Classes

Students will learn the basics of jewelry making over an eight-week course, ranging from sculpting wax and soldering to polishing and setting stones. Master Jeweler Eric Messin will take you step by step to create a beautiful piece of jewelry that will be finished and ready to be worn at the end of the course. 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. Come learn and have fun!
DATES & TIMES: 8 – Fridays August 26th – October 14th 4-6PM, OR
8 – Saturdays August 27th – October 15th 10AM- 12PM
FEE: $365 members, $385 non-members, RSVP 283-2494
LOCATION: Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton Village

Thursday, September 1 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

From Cellar to Cupola: A Detailed Navigation through the Evolution of the Rogers Mansion

Local author and preservation advocate, Sally Spanburgh will narrate the Historic Structure Report she completed for the Southampton Historical Museum earlier this year. Learn what a historic structure report is, how it can inform museums and communities, and hear about the detailed architectural and ownership history of one of Southampton Village’s most beloved institutions. To RSVP please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, September 1 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

YAPPY HOUR!

BYOD (Bring your own dog) or adopt one! Yappy Hour is a mix of dog lovers, history, fun, and mingling! This event will include dogs dressed in festive attire, a “paw” reader, caricaturist, Chinese auction, and making new friends including adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who need a loving home! The North Shore Animal League America will be offering a $25 off adoptions special! Special Guest: Volunteer, Foster Parent, and North Shore Animal League America National Spokesperson, Beth Stern. All proceeds benefit the Southampton Historical Museum and the North Shore Animal League America. At this family event dogs and their owners can see old friends and make new ones. Wine, wine cocktails and a variety of finger foods will be served in a festive atmosphere on the great lawn of the Rogers Mansion. Owners and dogs are encouraged to wear festive costumes.
FEE: $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for dogs, free for children
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

Thursday, September 15 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Patriots and Partisans: Southampton and the Birth of the American Republic

John Staudt, who wrote his doctoral dissertation on the American Revolution on Long Island, will discuss how the Revolution converted colonial society into a modern republic. He will focus on the pain and suffering endured by residents of Southampton and the region during the conflict that gave birth to our nation. His talk will be followed by a curatorial tour of the museum’s current exhibit, “Southampton Under Siege.”
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, September 17 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Historic Main Street, East Side

From the time when it was primarily residential to the present day, change has been the constant on Main Street with some very notable exceptions—businesses that have survived for more than a century. To register please call the Museum at 631-283-2494
FEE: $10 for non-members, free for members
LOCATION: Meet at the corner of Main and Nugent by the Golden Pear

Saturday, September 17 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Late Summer Cocktail Party

Feast on hors d’oeuvres by Schmidt’s Market and drink from an open bar to celebrate 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. Purchase tickets by calling (631) 283-2494 or PayPal.
FEE: $60 members, $75 non-members, RSVP 283-2494
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village

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

Friday, September 23 05:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Harvest Candlelight Open House

Celebrate the harvest season with a candlelight open house at the Rogers Mansion. Feel free to come anytime from 5-6:30PM. Tours run approximately every 15-20 minutes. Enjoy cider and gingerbread cookies before or after your tour. For more information please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: $10 for adults, free for members & children 17 & under. To RSVP please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, September 24 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

HARVEST FAIR

The Southampton Historical Museum celebrates life during the 19th century in Southampton with a variety of activities that harkens back to a simpler, hands-on era when both adults and children alike pitched in to make an income for the family and to make a sustainable home life. Come enjoy a revolutionary war wedding (1769) reenactment of childhood friends who fell in love Zephaniah Rogers and Elizabeth Sayre from 1-3pm. A whaling captain in his early adulthood, Zephaniah served in the Revolution as a company Captain and returned to Southampton after the war to start a business and help rebuild the village, which had been ravaged during the British occupation. The Consignment Shop will be open along with a bake sale (while supplies last). For more information please call the museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: Free admission, all are welcome
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village

Sunday, September 25 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

HARVEST FAIR

Stop by and take advantage of a red dot sale in the museum’s gift shop, and free admission to the museum. The Consignment Shop will be open as well in the Red Barn, located on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion. For more information please call the museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: Free admission, all are welcome
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village

Saturday, October 1 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.Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
FEE: Free Admission, all are welcome
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, October 6 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Introduction to Chalk Paint with Shannon Willey

Learn the basics of Amy Howard at Home One-Step Paint with Shannon Willey, interior designer and owner of boutique home furnishings store, Sea Green Designs. This chalk-based paint requires no sanding, stripping, or priming prior to application. As refinishing and re-purposing furniture gains popularity, chalk paint has emerged as a popular finish option. In this hands-on workshop, Ms. Willey will walk you through the process of painting and creating an authentic patina using waxes and the signature Dust of Ages. All materials will be supplied. Refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library. To register called the Southampton Historical Museum at (631) 283-2494.
FEE: $10 for members, $15 for non-members
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, October 8 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Olde Southampton After Dark

Zach Studenroth, will give an informative tour of the site covering some of the people who were buried there and the different types of gravestones. Park on Post Lane. Followed by a candlelight reception and guided tour of the 1640 Thomas Halsey Homestead at 249 South Main Street. Wine and cheese will be served.
FEE: $20 for members, $25 for non-members, RSVP, (631) 283-2494
TIME/LOCATION: 4:00 PM, Olde Southampton Burying Ground, corner of Little Plains and Post Lane
TIME/LOCATION: 5:00 PM, The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street: Tour & Reception

Friday, October 21 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Jewelry Making Classes

Students will learn the basics of jewelry making over an eight-week course, ranging from sculpting wax and soldering to polishing and setting stones. Master Jeweler Eric Messin will take you step by step to create a beautiful piece of jewelry that will be finished and ready to be worn at the end of the course. 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. Come learn and have fun!
DATES & TIMES: 8 – Fridays October 21st – December 9th 4PM-6PM, OR
8 – Saturdays, October 22nd – December 10th 10AM-12PM
FEE: $365 members, $385 non-members, RSVP 283-2494
LOCATION: Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton Village

Saturday, October 22 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Candlelight Open House at the Halsey House

Take a step back in time at this candlelight open house at the c. 1670 Thomas Halsey Homestead at 294 South Main Street. Feel free to come anytime from 4-5pm. Tours run approximately every 15-20 minutes. Enjoy cider and gingerbread cookies before or after your tour. For more information please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: $20 for adults, free for children 17 & under
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street

Thursday, October 27 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Kerriann Flanagan Brosky “Historic Haunts of Long Island”

Award-winning author and historian Kerriann Flanagan Brosky will take her audience on a ghostly journey through Long Island’s History and sign copies of her book “Historic Haunts of Long Island.” Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library. To RSVP please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: Free Admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, October 29 03:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Mourning the Victorian Way: An 1860s Funeral Reenactment and Graveyard Tour

In the 19th century, death and funerals took place at home. Join us in the Music Room at the Rogers Mansion as we recreate an 1860s funeral service and discuss the funerary customs of 19th century Southampton. The Music room will be draped in black crepe, mirrors and windows will be covered so the deceased’s soul will not be detained and clocks will be stopped at the moment of death. After the wake, mourners will follow the coffin to nearby North End Cemetery, for the tour of the burying grounds. 19th century mourning attire is encouraged. To register please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
LOCATION: Music Room Parlor of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane
FEE: $25 for adults in advance, $30 at the door, RSVP 631 283-2494, limited admission

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Monday, July 25 05:30PM Eric Woodward: A Collector’s Favorites- Views of Southampton in Postcards
Sunday, July 24 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
Thursday, July 21 05:00PM Pelletreau Shop & Garden Open House
Thursday, July 21 11:00AM Curatorial Tour of the Thomas Halsey Homestead
Tuesday, July 19 03:30PM Meet the Halseys: Life on a Colonial Farm
Thursday, July 14 11:00AM Long Island Food: Past, Present, Future
Tuesday, July 12 03:30PM Meet the Halseys: Life on a Colonial Farm
Sunday, July 10 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
Saturday, July 9 05:30PM HALSEY HOUSE GALA: Celebrating Southampton’s Oldest Home
Thursday, July 7 11:00AM The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife
Saturday, July 2 05:00PM Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give
Sunday, June 26 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
Thursday, June 23 11:00AM Walking Tour of Water Mill
Thursday, June 16 05:30PM Howard Kroplick – Auto Museum Talk
Sunday, June 12 09:00AM SOUTHAMPTON ANTIQUE FAIR
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