Calendar

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

UPCOMING

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

Thursday, October 15 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Pumpkin Butter Workshop

Deborah Lukasik owner of Southampton Soap Company will help you create the best pumpkin butter you’ve ever tasted. Pumpkin Butter is so perfect this time of year, for entertaining or just for the family to enjoy. Each participant will leave with a jar to take home. Enjoy some Wine and Cheese with your neighbors and friends. 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 the time of registration. All major credit cards accepted.
FEE: $20 for members of SHM, $30 for non-members
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, October 17 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

CALLING ALL HOWELLS!

4:00 PM: Southampton Town Historian Zach Studenroth will give a talk and tour of the cemetery including the recent restoration of tombstones. 5:00 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. RSVP by calling (631) 283-2494. 7:00 PM: Howell Dinner at the Southampton Inn – farm to table, pies for desserts, corn and salad ingredients from Halsey Farm. Please RSVP by October 14th by calling (631) 283-6500.
TOUR AND RECEPTION FEE: $20 per person, $15 for members of SHM
DINNER FEE: $37.50 + tax per person
TOUR LOCATION: Old Southampton Burying Ground, corner of Little Plains and Post Crossing
RECEPTION LOCATION: Thomas Halsey Homestead, 249 South Main Street
DINNER LOCATION: Southampton Inn, 91 Hill Street

Thursday, November 12 06:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Long Island Clam Chowder

Learn how to open clams and prepare this delicious chowder at this workshop with Chef Kyle Scheure of Schmidt’s Market in Southampton. Each participant will make one batch as a class and then leave with a one quart of clam chowder to take one home. 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: $25 for members of SHM, $35 for non-members
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Wednesday, December 9 01:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Senior Holiday Party at the Rogers Mansion

All Southampton seniors are welcome to join us in celebrating the pleasures of the holiday season. The festivities take place at the Captain Albert Rogers Mansion built in 1843 by a successful whaling merchant. The Greek Revival Mansion will be filled with holiday cheer with a piano player playing traditional holiday songs in the Music Room on a baby grand piano. The parlors and sitting rooms will be festooned with garlands of fresh winter greens and flowers. Colorful antique holiday decorations can be seen on the many trees that decorate the many reception rooms in the Mansion. Refreshments will be served! A 20% discount will be given to all seniors for purchases in the gift shop. Reservations are required by Thursday, December 5th, and can be made by calling the Museum at (631) 283-2494.
FEE: Free admission
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House

Thursday, December 10 04:00PM RESERVE SPACE

Annual Cookie Exchange

Take a break from the holiday rush and join old and new friends at the Museum’s Annual Cookie Exchange. Swap dozens of recipes and cookies (3 dozen max).  Enjoy cheese, crackers and Wine or Cider. Space is limited. Call (631) 283-2494 to register.
FEE: $5 per person
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane

Saturday, December 12 05:30PM RESERVE SPACE

Hearthside Cheer

Celebrate the pleasures of the holiday season at the Captain Albert Rogers Mansion built in 1843 by a successful whaling merchant. The Greek Revival Mansion will be filled with bountiful hors d’oeuvres by Schmidt’s Market, sumptuous sweets and a bar. The Music Room will be filled with holiday cheer sing-a-long of contemporary and traditional holiday songs around a baby grand piano. The parlors and sitting rooms will be festooned with garlands of fresh winter greens and flowers. Colorful antique holiday decorations can be seen on the many trees that decorate the many reception rooms in the Mansion. To order tickets please call the Museum at (631) 283-2494, or use PayPal by going to our Special Events page.
FEE: $50 in advance, $60 at the door
LOCATION: Rogers Mansion

Thursday, December 31 08:00PM RESERVE SPACE

375th Grand Finale & New Year’s Eve Party

BLACK TIE & SLIPPERS! Everyone is welcome to join the Southampton Historical Museum on close out its year-long 375th anniversary celebration and ring in the new year. The party will include cocktails, dinner buffet, a champagne toast and tours of the Port of Missing Men, an historic mansion with sweeping views of Peconic Bay. The mansion’s development began over 100 years ago on 2,000 acres. It has over 30 rooms and was built by one of America’s wealthiest men whose heirs are still in residence. Guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, dinner buffet and tours of the extensive mansion with interiors furnished in American and European antiques. This once in a lifetime event benefits the Museum’s 117 years of public service to preserve Southampton’s ancient heritage. Black tie and festive dress are welcome, slippers are required in order to preserve antique floor coverings. The Southampton Inn is offering ticket holders a $190 special on accommodations, call (631) 283-6500. They can be purchased at the Rogers Mansion’s Museum Shop, 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton, by calling (631) 283-2494 or using PayPal on our Special Events page.
FEE: $225 each in advance and $250 at the door, $1,000 each includes a private tour – 12 guests limit.
LOCATION: The Port of Missing Men

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Thursday, August 27 04:00PM YAPPY HOUR Southampton!
Thursday, August 27 12:00PM Behind the Scenes at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum
Tuesday, August 25 03:30PM Meet Mary Rogers
Sunday, August 23 09:00AM Southampton Antique Fair
Friday, August 21 05:00PM Butterflies, Bees, Birds & Blooms
Tuesday, August 18 03:30PM Meet Mary Rogers
Saturday, August 15 04:00PM Open Gate at Emma’s Garden
Thursday, August 13 05:00PM 3rd Annual Samuel L. Parrish Lecture: William Merritt Chase and the Founding of the Art Village
Tuesday, August 11 03:30PM Meet Mary Rogers
Sunday, August 9 09:00AM Southampton Antique Fair
Saturday, August 8 10:00AM 9th Annual Southampton Antique Auto Show
Tuesday, August 4 03:30PM Meet Mary Rogers
Saturday, August 1 02:00PM Southampton Polish Festival
Tuesday, July 28 03:30PM Meet Mary Rogers
Sunday, July 26 09:00AM Southampton Antique Fair
Thursday, July 23 04:00PM CALLING ALL HALSEYS!
Tuesday, July 21 03:30PM Meet Mary Rogers
Saturday, July 18 09:00AM Antique Fire Truck Show & Fireman Recruiting Day
Tuesday, July 14 03:30PM Meet Mary Rogers
Sunday, July 12 09:00AM Southampton Antique Fair
Saturday, July 11 06:00PM HALSEY HOUSE GALA: Southampton’s Oldest Home
Thursday, July 9 12:00PM The Hamptons’ First Summer Colony
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