Calendar

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

UPCOMING

Thursday, July 9 12:00PM RESERVE SPACE

The Hamptons’ First Summer Colony

Was Southampton really the Hamptons’ first summer colony? Anne Surchin, architect and co-author of “Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930″ with Gary Lawrance, will present alternatives to the conventional narrative concerning the origins of the summer colony.
FEE: Admission by voluntary donation
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

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

Sunday, July 12 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Southampton Antique Fair

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectibles and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds. 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).
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Tuesday, July 14 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet Mary Rogers

Take a trip back in time and meet 11 year old Mary Rogers, the daughter of Captain Albert Rogers, who grew up in the Rogers Mansion during the 1850s. Boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years old are welcome to meet Mary Rogers for an exclusive tour of her house and learn a 19th century craft. Lemonade and cookies will be served.
FEE: $5 for supplies
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

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

Tuesday, July 21 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet Mary Rogers

Take a trip back in time and meet 11 year old Mary Rogers, the daughter of Captain Albert Rogers, who grew up in the Rogers Mansion during the 1850s. Boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years old are welcome to meet Mary Rogers for an exclusive tour of her house and learn a 19th century craft. Lemonade and cookies will be served.
FEE: $5 for supplies
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 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

Sunday, July 26 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Southampton Antique Fair

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectibles and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds. 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).
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Tuesday, July 28 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet Mary Rogers

Take a trip back in time and meet 11 year old Mary Rogers, the daughter of Captain Albert Rogers, who grew up in the Rogers Mansion during the 1850s. Boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years old are welcome to meet Mary Rogers for an exclusive tour of her house and learn a 19th century craft. Lemonade and cookies will be served.
FEE: $5 for supplies
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

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

Tuesday, August 4 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet Mary Rogers

Take a trip back in time and meet 11 year old Mary Rogers, the daughter of Captain Albert Rogers, who grew up in the Rogers Mansion during the 1850s. Boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years old are welcome to meet Mary Rogers for an exclusive tour of her house and learn a 19th century craft. Lemonade and cookies will be served.
FEE: $5 for supplies
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

Sunday, August 9 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Southampton Antique Fair

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectibles and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds. 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).
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Tuesday, August 11 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet Mary Rogers

Take a trip back in time and meet 11 year old Mary Rogers, the daughter of Captain Albert Rogers, who grew up in the Rogers Mansion during the 1850s. Boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years old are welcome to meet Mary Rogers for an exclusive tour of her house and learn a 19th century craft. Lemonade and cookies will be served.
FEE: $5 for supplies
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

Saturday, August 15 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Open Gate at Emma’s Garden

See the wonders of a colonial-era vegetable garden! Emma’s Garden is an historical, agriculture project that is happening right in the middle of Southampton Village. Flowers, vegetables, and herbs will be on display and Emma Woodward will talk to you about growing your own vegetables at home. Ms. Woodward has revived a colonial-era garden behind the Pelletreau Silver Shop (80 Main Street, Southampton, NY), built in 1686, using sustainable methods both old and new. Free admission & refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, August 18 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet Mary Rogers

Take a trip back in time and meet 11 year old Mary Rogers, the daughter of Captain Albert Rogers, who grew up in the Rogers Mansion during the 1850s. Boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years old are welcome to meet Mary Rogers for an exclusive tour of her house and learn a 19th century craft. Lemonade and cookies will be served.
FEE: $5 for supplies
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Sunday, August 23 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Southampton Antique Fair

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectibles and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds. 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).
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Tuesday, August 25 03:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Meet Mary Rogers

Take a trip back in time and meet 11 year old Mary Rogers, the daughter of Captain Albert Rogers, who grew up in the Rogers Mansion during the 1850s. Boys and girls aged 6 to 12 years old are welcome to meet Mary Rogers for an exclusive tour of her house and learn a 19th century craft. Lemonade and cookies will be served.
FEE: $5 for supplies
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

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

Sunday, September 6 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Southampton Antique Fair

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectibles and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds. 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).
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Grounds of the 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 12 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

Sunday, September 20 09:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Southampton Antique Fair

Antiques, furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, glass, ceramics, artwork, collectibles and more will be sold inside the Red Barn and on the grounds. 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).
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Grounds of the 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

Wednesday, September 30 12:00PM RESERVE SPACE

A Visit with Harrison Hunt and Bill Bleyer – RMP805 authors of Long Island and the Civil War: Queens, Nassau and Suffolk During the War Between the States

Although no battles were fought on Long Island, the Civil War affected all who lived Queens, Nassau and Suffolk counties, with more than 3,000 serving in the Army or Navy. There were Confederate ships within eight miles of Montauk, anti-war protests, and a little remembered draft riot in 1863. Harrison Hunt and former Newsday reporter Bill Bleyer will explore this fascinating story, from the 1860 presidential campaign to stories of wartime experiences. Reservations are appreciated.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road

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

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Sunday, June 28 09:00AM Southampton Antique Fair
Thursday, June 25 12:00PM Director’s Tour of the Shinnecock Museum
Saturday, June 20 11:00AM Happy 375th Birthday Southampton Party
Sunday, June 14 09:00AM Re-creation of the Historic 1640 Walk: From Conscience Point in North Sea to Southampton Village
Sunday, June 14 09:00AM Southampton Antique Fair
Saturday, June 13 09:00AM 375th Celebration & Rededication of 1640 Monument
Friday, June 12 05:30PM Open Gate at Emma’s Garden
Friday, June 12 05:30PM Emma’s Garden Party!
Thursday, June 11 12:00PM John Gardiner and Captain Kidd’s Treasure
Saturday, June 6 11:00AM Walk Southampton’s First Settlement 1640-1648
Sunday, May 31 09:00AM Southampton Antique Fair
Saturday, May 30 01:00PM 6th Annual Southampton House Tour “Insider’s View” – Celebrating Southampton’s 375th Anniversary
Thursday, May 28 12:00PM Southampton’s Early Summer Community and the Houses They Lived in
Sunday, May 17 09:00AM Southampton Antique Fair
Friday, May 15 04:00PM Views of Southampton: Paintings by Pat Garrity
Friday, May 15 04:00PM Into the Deep: Paintings by Paton Miller
Thursday, May 14 12:00PM The Shinnecock Indians: America’s First Whalers
Sunday, May 3 01:00PM Southampton’s Houses of Worship Tour
Wednesday, April 29 11:00AM THE ROARING TWENTIES
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