Calendar

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

UPCOMING

Saturday, May 7 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Learn a Colonial Skill: Tin Lanterns

Lanterns were a necessity in every colonial household. Join us at our tin lanterns workshop where children ages 6-12 will learn how to make an 18th century lantern from a tin can, and take home their creation! To register please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: $5 for supplies, reserve by calling 631-283-2494
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, May 12 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Maritime Walking Tour of Sag Harbor with Tony Garro

Tony Garro will lead one of his popular walking tours in Sag Harbor, stopping at points of interest related to the Harbor’s Maritime History. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library. To register please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: $10, free for members
LOCATION: Tony Garro will meet walkers on the Long Wharf by the windmill.

Sunday, May 15 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).
FEE: Free admission, for more info call 283-2494
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, May 19 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Spring Open House at the Rogers Mansion

The Rogers Mansion has a new look. Samuel L. Parrish, a wealthy summer resident and Southampton philanthropist, lived in the mansion between 1899 and 1932. During the summers he spent his time enhancing the mansion, creating the Parrish Art Museum, donating to local charities and developing civic improvements. The period rooms now reflect the mansion’s Parrish tenure during the early 20th century. Admission to the Open House is $10 non-members, free for members and children 17 and under. Refreshments will be served.
FEE: $10 non-members, free for members and children 17 and under
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Friday, May 20 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Beach Light, Paintings by Eileen Dawn Skretch

This exhibit features rich seaside paintings by Southampton native, artist Eileen Dawn Skretch. Her paintings are known for their subtle hues and sharp contrasts of the remaining flat open spaces of the East End. The opening reception will be held on Friday, May 20th, 4pm to 6pm, free admission and refreshments will be served.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane Southampton, NY (Exhibit located in the Sayre Barn)

Sunday, May 29 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).
FEE: Free admission, for more info call 283-2494
LOCATION: Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Thursday, June 9 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

“Peconic Bay: Four Centuries of History on Long Island’s North and South Forks” with Marilyn E Weigold

Marilyn Weigold will draw on her book “Peconic Bay: Four Centuries of History on Long Island’s North and South Forks” and sign copies of the book. 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

Thursday, June 9 05:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Give Where You Live Anniversary Celebration

Come join some of your favorite non-profit organizations and get to know some new ones! Give Where You Live is a group of non-profit organizations from the East End of Long Island who work together to give locally! So if you’re a non-profit organization who would like to become a member or if you would like more information on how you can give locally come and join us at our one year anniversary celebration. Light refreshments will be served. Please call the Southampton Historical Museum at 283-2494 to RSVP.
FEE: Free Admission
LOCATION: The Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton (in the Sayre Barn)

Saturday, June 11 10:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Garden in a Bowl

Join gardener Hilary Woodward at this simple family workshop to plant a contained salad garden and enjoy greens all summer. Please bring a pot or deep bowl (pot with drain holes works best) and we will plant a variety of greens to provide salad for weeks. We will provide the potting soil and the baby plants. Learn how to harvest to keep the green coming. Enjoy a refreshing lemonade with some goodies from the garden! Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be two separate sessions one at 10AM and one at 11AM. To register please call the Museum at 631-283-2494. Please RSVP by Thursday June 9th.
FEE: $10 for adults, free for children, reserve by calling (631) 283-2494
LOCATION: Behind the Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton

Sunday, June 12 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, June 16 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Howard Kroplick – Auto Museum Talk

Join us for a special evening paying tribute to Henry Austin Clark, Jr. and his memorable Long Island Automotive Museum in Southampton. The life and times of this Long Island automobile icon will be presented by automotive historian Howard Kroplick using rarely seen photos, memorabilia and films. Mr. Kroplick has written three books: Vanderbilt Cup of Long Island, The Long Island Motor Parkway (co-authored with Al Velocci) and North Hempstead. He also created the award-winning website on Long Island’s automotive history at VanderbiltCupRaces.com. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library. Register at www.myrml.org or call 283-0774 ext. 523.
FEE: Free Admission
LOCATION: The Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road

Thursday, June 23 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Walking Tour of Water Mill

Marlene Haresign, co-president of the Water Mill Museum will lead a tour with stops at the Corwith Windmill, the War Memorial on the Village Green and other highlights of the hamlet. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library and the Water Mill Museum. To register please call the Southampton Historical Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: $10 for non-members, free for members
LOCATION: The Water Mill Museum, 41 Old Mill Rd, Water Mill, NY 11976

Sunday, June 26 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, July 7 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

The Not-So-Good Life of the Colonial Goodwife

In 2011, author and teacher Velya Jancz-Urban and her family bought a 1770 Connecticut farmhouse. The walls uncovered many nitty gritty secrets of what life was really like for New England’s colonial women, including how everyday practical matters of sickness and medicine, sex and birth control, childbirth and menstruation were handled by our foremothers. It wasn’t all quilting bees and spinning wheels! Please call the Southampton Historical Museum for reservations at (631) 283-2494. Co-sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library.
FEE: Free Admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Sunday, July 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 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, July 12 03:30AM 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 14 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Long Island Food: Past, Present, Future

Food writer and highly trained amateur chef T.W. Barritt will draw on research for his new book “Long Island Food: A History from Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits” to examine Long Island’s food culture from its beginnings based on the rich soils and bountiful local waters to the contributions of modern-day pioneers who are redefining Long Island’s food landscape. To RSVP please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: Free Admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Tuesday, July 19 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 21 11:00AM RESERVE SPACE

Curatorial Tour of the Thomas Halsey Homestead

The Southampton Historical Museum’s Curator, Emma Ballou, will lead a tour of the Thomas Halsey Homestead. The oldest house in Southampton, the Halsey House was built on land allotted to Thomas Halsey Sr., one of the original band of Puritans who arrived in Southampton in 1640. In 1678 Thomas Halsey Jr. inherited his father’s property and built the house that still stands on South Main Street today. Ms. Ballou will lead a tour detailing the rich history of the families that lived in the house, its architectural significance, and the wonderful colonial objects that are on display in the exhibit rooms. To register please call the Museum at 631-283-2494.
FEE: $10, free for members, RSVP 283-2494
LOCATION: The Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street, Southampton

Thursday, July 21 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.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street

Sunday, July 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 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

Monday, July 25 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Eric Woodward: A Collector’s Favorites- Views of Southampton in Postcards

Local architect Eric Woodward has been collecting postcards for over 30 years. Join us for an hour-long look at some of his favorite postcards depicting local scenes, stately homes, and signature events from the East End in the early and mid-20th century. Reservations are appreciated. Register at ww.myrml.org or call (631) 283-0774 ext. 523. Co-sponsored with the Rogers Memorial Library.
FEE:Free admission, to register call (631) 283-0774 ext. 523
LOCATION: Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 28 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

4th Samuel L. Parrish Lecture: Long Island Modernism 1930-1980: Its Architecture and Social History

Caroline Zelesky, 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 Thursday, July 21st, 631-283-2494
LOCATION: The Sayre Barn on the Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton

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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