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.

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 Rob Zaleski, 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.


DATES: Thursday, September 1, 2016

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BYOD (Bring your own dog) or adopt one! Yappy Hour is a mix of dog lovers, history, fun, and mingling! This event, which takes place on the Grounds of the Rogers Mansion, will include dogs dressed in festive attire, a “paw” reader, caricaturist, Chinese auction, and making new friends including adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens who need a loving home! The North Shore Animal League America will be offering a $25 off adoptions special! Special Guest: Volunteer, Foster Parent, and North Shore Animal League America National Spokesperson, Beth Stern. All proceeds benefit the Southampton Historical Museum and the North Shore Animal League America. At this family event dogs and their owners can see old friends and make new ones. Wine, wine cocktails and a variety of finger foods will be served in a festive atmosphere on the great lawn of the Rogers Mansion. Owners and dogs are encouraged to wear festive costumes.

Yappy Hour

Late Summer Cocktail Party

DATES: Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Feast on hors d’oeuvres by Schmidt’s Market and drink from an open bar to celebrate 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.

Late Summer Cocktail Party

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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