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.

HALSEY HOUSE GALA: Southampton’s Oldest Home

DATES: Saturday, July 9th, 2016

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This neighborly lawn party takes place at Southampton’s oldest home – The Thomas Halsey Homestead located at 249 South Main Street, established in 1648 by one of our founding families. From 5:30pm – 8pm attendees will enjoy sunset cocktails amid a colonial landscape and herb garden. Friends toast to the summer ahead in a patriotic atmosphere, while the food is locally-sourced from our farms and bays. Spontaneous dancing on the grass is encouraged. A curated silent auction offers the essentials of life in the Hamptons, like a cocktail cruise on a wooden sailboat, work by local artists, and a private supper inside Halsey House. Neckties and high heels are not encouraged! Tickets are $125 in advance, $150 at the door, for ages 30-21, $50 and $20 for 20 and under. Tickets are non-refundable. Attendance is limited, to RSVP call 631 283-2494 or use PayPal below.

Halsey Gala Tickets

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

DATES: Thursday, July 28, 2016

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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. Join us at 5:30 in the Sayre Barn on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Ln, RSVPs required by July 26th.

4th Annual Samuel L. Parrish Lecture: Long Island Modernism

5th Annual Samuel L. Parrish Lecture: Clubs and Hotels of the Hamptons – The Prelude to the Summer Colony

DATES: Thursday, August 18, 2016

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Before they built their own ample cottages, summer visitors to Southampton could choose from a variety of hotels and clubs ready to welcome them. Anne Surchin, co-author with Gary Lawrance of “Houses of the Hamptons, 1880-1930,” will discuss this early period of the resort when few felt it necessary to build a summer home of their own. Join us at 5:30 in the Sayre Barn on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Ln, RSVPs required by August 16th.

5th Annual Samuel L. Parrish Lecture: Clubs and Hotels

Lost Foods, New Foods

DATES: Thursday, August 25th, 2016

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Guests will have the opportunity to savor the best of local food, wine and beverages in the gorgeous outdoor setting provided by the Southampton Historical Museum, from 5:30-7:30. The Amagansett Food Institute will curate a selection of food offerings showcasing locally grown and produced food and focusing on efforts to bring back the diversity of local foods enjoyed by our ancestors. Locally grown wheat and other grains, meat and eggs from area farms, locally produced beer, wine and spirits, heritage vegetable varieties, wild fish and game—all are the bounty the East End has to offer.

Jewelry Making Class Schedule for 2016

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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 15 – Friday, March 04, 4pm –6pm
or Saturday, January 16 – Saturday, March 05,  10am—12pm

SESSION 2: Friday, March 11– Friday, April 29, 4pm-6pm
or Saturday March 12 – Saturday, April 30, 10am—12pm

SESSION 3: Friday, May 06 – Friday, June 24, 6pm—8pm
or Saturday, May 07 – Saturday, June 25, 10am-12pm

SESSION 4: Friday, July 01 – Friday, August 19, 6pm—8pm
or Saturday, July 02 – Saturday, August 20, 10am—12pm

SESSION 5: Friday, August 26 – Friday, October 14, 6pm—8pm
or Saturday, August 27 – Saturday, October 15, 10am—12pm

SESSION 6: Friday, October 21 – Friday, December 09, 4pm—6pm
or Saturday, October 22 – Saturday, December 10, 10am—12pm

Jewelry Making Class
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