Special Events

The Southampton Historical Museum is widely recognized for organizing some of the most loved social events in the Hamptons. Raising funds in support of local history doesn’t have to be stuffy. We hope you join us at our next event.

3rd Annual Samuel L. Parrish Lecture: “William Merritt Chase and the Founding of the Art Village”

DATES: Thursday, August 13: 5 to 7pm

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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 recently restored 1825 Sayre Barn with an interior reminiscent of the Studio in the Art Village. The Barn is located on the property of the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex, the home of one of the founders of the Shinnecock Hills Summer School of Art, Samuel L. Parrish, from 1899 to 1932. 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: $95 for members of SHM, $120 for non-members
LOCATION: Sayre Barn, Rogers Mansion Museum Complex (17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968)

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DATES: Thursday, August 27: 4pm to 6pm

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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! Admission is $25 in advance, $35 at the door, $10 for dogs, free for children – pay at the door, use PayPal online or call (631) 283-2494 for tickets.

Become a SUPPORTER of Emma’s Garden 2015

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Since 2009 this small agricultural gen has located behind the Pelletreau Silversmith Shop right off Main Street in Southampton Village. Each year this garden produces an abundance of vegetables herbs, and flowers and attract the attention of locals and vacationers as they walk by season after season. This year the gardener (Emma Woodward) is interested on working on expanding the community involvement with the garden.

Want to helo support the garden? Choose how much you would like to donate!

Jewelry Making Class Schedule for 2015

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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. Come learn and have fun.

SESSION 1: Friday, January 16 – Friday, March 6, 4pm –6pm
or Saturday, January 17 – Saturday, March 7,  10am—12pm

SESSION 2: Friday, March 13– Friday, May 1, 4pm-6pm
or Saturday March 14 – Saturday, May 2, 10am—12pm

SESSION 3: Friday, May 8 – Friday, June 26, 6pm—8pm
or Saturday, May 9 – Saturday, June 27, 10am-12pm

SESSION 4: Friday, July 10 – Friday, August 28, 6pm—8pm
or Saturday, July 11 – Saturday, August 29, 10am—12pm

SESSION 5: Friday, September 4 – Friday, October 23, 4pm—6pm
or Saturday, September 5 – Saturday, October 24, 10am—12pm

SESSION 6: Friday, October 30 – Friday, December 18, 4pm—6pm
or Saturday, October 31 – Saturday, December 19, 10am—12pm

Jewelry Making Class
Please note which Session: