Calendar

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

UPCOMING

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 631-283-2494

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 631-283-2494

Friday, June 9 10:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Moby Dick Reading Marathon

Are you ready to read the American classic Moby Dick? The marathon reading of Herman Melville’s classic adventure story, which was written in Sag Harbor, will take place over 3 days at several locations. Canio’s Books will be the anchor with other locations in Sag Harbor including the Jermaine Public Library, Sag Harbor Whaling Museum, Eastville Cultural Center and Museum and the Old Whaler’s Church. Would you like to help plan the marathon? It’s great fun to work together on this beloved event. All skills are welcome, including scribes, cooks facile with try-pots, & harpooners. Please send an email with the day and time you are available to caniosculturalcafe@gmail.com
LOCATION: Locations vary, please see below
DATE & TIME: (Pre-Marathon Warm Up: Saturday, May 20, 5:00 pm) Friday, June 9, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm: Canio’s, Old Whaler’s Church
Saturday, June 10, 10:00 am to 10:00 pm: Whaling Museum, Jermaine Library, Canio’s
Sunday, June 11, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm: Eastville, Canio’s
FEE: Free admission, for more info call (631) 725-4926
RSVP a reading day and time at caniosculturalcafe@gmail.com

Friday, June 9 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 June 9th – July 28th, 5-7PM, OR 8 – Saturdays, June 10th – July 29th, 10AM – 12PM
FEE: $365 members, $385 non-members
TO REGISTER: Please call the museum at 631-283-2494

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

Monday, June 26 08:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Conscience Point: Maritime Camp

We are now offering a one week maritime themed summer camp program at Conscience Point and this program is for children 9 – 14 years old! You can choose to sign your child up for one or both of the programs. The morning program is on the Physics of Sailing and all those young sailors who sign up will be turning canoes into sailing canoes. The afternoon program is all about Oceanography where those who sign up will spend the week learning all about marine chemistry, biology, ichthyology, and more! These programs will be run by Josh Belury the Captain of Sea Scout Ship 908 and for more detail on the program please contact him at seascoutship908@gmail.com.
LOCATION: Conscience Point, 1640 Conscience Point Road, SH
DATES & TIMES: Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Physics of Sailing) 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Oceanography)
FEE: $500 for one program, $800 for both – scholarships and discount rates for siblings may be available
TO REGISTER: Reservations are required by June 19th, space is limited. Please call the museum at 631-283-2494

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

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
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

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 631-283-2494

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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