The Bridgehampton Museum

The Bridgehampton Museum The Bridgehampton Museum mission is to inspire the documentation, preservation and interpretation of the history of Bridgehampton and its surroundings.

The Corwith House houses temporary and permanent exhibitions, period rooms, collection storage areas and administrative space. The Nathaniel Rogers House will, after restoration, house the Museum's administrative, research and collection storage areas, as well as host temporary and permanent exhibitions. The Corwith House is expected to continue to host exhibitions and outdoor special events such as our annual Vintage Car Road Rally, Cultural Programs and Special Events.

Operating as usual

What’s old is new. The same gorgeous sunset that the people of the east end have been privileged to witness for several ...
09/24/2021

What’s old is new. The same gorgeous sunset that the people of the east end have been privileged to witness for several millennia. Today it is for us. Tomorrow, for those yet to come. 💕
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#bridgehampton
#sagaponack
#sagharbor
#southampton
#history
#sunset

What’s old is new. The same gorgeous sunset that the people of the east end have been privileged to witness for several millennia. Today it is for us. Tomorrow, for those yet to come. 💕
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#bridgehampton
#sagaponack
#sagharbor
#southampton
#history
#sunset

Our “Cars and Coffee” event last Sunday was a great success and we are excited to be mentioned in Vanity Fair Magazine. ...
09/24/2021

Our “Cars and Coffee” event last Sunday was a great success and we are excited to be mentioned in Vanity Fair Magazine. We can’t wait to host it again next year!

#carsandcoffee #hamptons #vanityfair #localhistory #history #vacation #cars

Our “Cars and Coffee” event last Sunday was a great success and we are excited to be mentioned in Vanity Fair Magazine. We can’t wait to host it again next year!

#carsandcoffee #hamptons #vanityfair #localhistory #history #vacation #cars

The famous Calder racecar made an appearance at this year's Cars and Coffee event at the Corwith House! What a lovely da...
09/19/2021

The famous Calder racecar made an appearance at this year's Cars and Coffee event at the Corwith House! What a lovely day - thanks to everyone who made it. More photos to come!

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The famous Calder racecar made an appearance at this year's Cars and Coffee event at the Corwith House! What a lovely day - thanks to everyone who made it. More photos to come!

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Today marks the first National Black Voter Day created by BET, the National Urban League and other civil rights organiza...
09/19/2021

Today marks the first National Black Voter Day created by BET, the National Urban League and other civil rights organizations to “aid Black citizens against suppression tactics and ensure that their vote counts in the various elections taking place in November.”

We salute any and all organizations dedicated to protecting our voting rights. 💕

Today marks the first National Black Voter Day created by BET, the National Urban League and other civil rights organizations to “aid Black citizens against suppression tactics and ensure that their vote counts in the various elections taking place in November.”

We salute any and all organizations dedicated to protecting our voting rights. 💕

Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Day!234 years ago today our Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution, on...
09/18/2021

Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Day!
234 years ago today our Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution, one of the key documents that has helped to define our government and guarantee our rights.

We encourage everyone on this day (and every day) to reflect on their rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a member of the great “experiment.”
Our beloved US Representative John Lewis had it right when he said,

“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”

Happy Constitution Day and Citizenship Day Day!
234 years ago today our Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution, one of the key documents that has helped to define our government and guarantee our rights.

We encourage everyone on this day (and every day) to reflect on their rights and responsibilities of citizenship and what it means to be a member of the great “experiment.”
Our beloved US Representative John Lewis had it right when he said,

“Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part to help build what we called the Beloved Community, a nation and world society at peace with itself.”

Today marks the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. September 15th is significant as Costa Rica, El Salvador,...
09/16/2021

Today marks the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. September 15th is significant as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all declared independence on this day in 1821. Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence on Sept 16th, 18th and 21st, respectively.

During the next four weeks, we’re going to highlight the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American’s who have inspired all of us with their work and lives. 💕💕

Today marks the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month. September 15th is significant as Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua all declared independence on this day in 1821. Mexico, Chile and Belize celebrate their independence on Sept 16th, 18th and 21st, respectively.

During the next four weeks, we’re going to highlight the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American’s who have inspired all of us with their work and lives. 💕💕

This iconic Uncle Sam poster was created by Montgomery Flagg and became an immensely popular recruitment poster during t...
09/14/2021

This iconic Uncle Sam poster was created by Montgomery Flagg and became an immensely popular recruitment poster during the first World War.

It was based on Sam Wilson a meat packer from New York who supplied barrels of food stamped with U.S. to hungry troops during the war of 1812. Pretty soon the grateful soldiers began attributing the food to "Uncle Sam.”

September 13th was declared Uncle Sam day in 1989 in honor of Samuel Wilson’s contribution as a symbol for American patriotism.

The second image shows the Uncle Sam poster in use outside a recruiting headquarters from 1961.

The third image is of Bridgehampton locals, the Twyeffort brothers, Lieutenant Colonel Clarence, Raymond and Captain Herbert seen here in their World War I uniforms with their mother Lillie.

Never forget 🇺🇸
09/11/2021

Never forget 🇺🇸

Never forget 🇺🇸

Ah finally somewhere to park again now that the crowds have all gone back to the city on this beautiful Tumbleweed Tuesd...
09/07/2021

Ah finally somewhere to park again now that the crowds have all gone back to the city on this beautiful Tumbleweed Tuesday.

This Hampton holiday marks the unofficial end of the Summer tourist season and a return to quite towns and bearable traffic on the East End.

(Featured image Main Street September 7th 1930)

#hamptons #bridgehampton #history #localhistory #summerinthehamptons #summerisover

Ah finally somewhere to park again now that the crowds have all gone back to the city on this beautiful Tumbleweed Tuesday.

This Hampton holiday marks the unofficial end of the Summer tourist season and a return to quite towns and bearable traffic on the East End.

(Featured image Main Street September 7th 1930)

#hamptons #bridgehampton #history #localhistory #summerinthehamptons #summerisover

We loved having the kids from the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center visit our museum this morning to lear...
07/21/2021

We loved having the kids from the Bridgehampton Child Care and Recreational Center visit our museum this morning to learn some history and more importantly play around outside!

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Getting ready for the big day! #4thofjuly #redwhiteandblue #hamptons #probablygonnarain #beach #history #localhistory #m...
07/01/2021

Getting ready for the big day!

#4thofjuly #redwhiteandblue #hamptons #probablygonnarain #beach #history #localhistory #museum

Thank you so much to Victoria Berger and Richard Doctorow for giving us a personal tour of the Suffolk County Historical...
06/24/2021

Thank you so much to Victoria Berger and Richard Doctorow for giving us a personal tour of the Suffolk County Historical Society yesterday. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend you stop by if you are in Riverhead this summer! @suffolkcountyhistory

In 1777 the continental congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the national flag. To commemorate this event we cele...
06/15/2021

In 1777 the continental congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the national flag. To commemorate this event we celebrate Flag Day every year on June 14th

This United States National 34-Star flag was adopted with the admission of Kansas as the 34th state in January 1861. Since the United States believed that secession from the Union was illegal, the flag continued to bear the stars of all the states of the Union, even the Southern states.

This flag was replaced by the 35 star flag on July 4th, 1863 with the addition of West Virginia.

#flagday #localhistory #redwhiteandblue #history #🇺🇸 #hamptons #beach #summerinthehamptons #civilwar #artifacts #bridgehampton #american

In 1777 the continental congress adopted the “Stars and Stripes” as the national flag. To commemorate this event we celebrate Flag Day every year on June 14th

This United States National 34-Star flag was adopted with the admission of Kansas as the 34th state in January 1861. Since the United States believed that secession from the Union was illegal, the flag continued to bear the stars of all the states of the Union, even the Southern states.

This flag was replaced by the 35 star flag on July 4th, 1863 with the addition of West Virginia.

#flagday #localhistory #redwhiteandblue #history #🇺🇸 #hamptons #beach #summerinthehamptons #civilwar #artifacts #bridgehampton #american

06/03/2021

On this rainy Throwback Thursday, grab a cup of coffee and warm up inside The Bridgehampton Candy Kitchen.

Opened May 2, 1925 by the Greek-American Pappas family, the Candy Kitchen was the place to meet for a snack or ice cream in town. In 1946, the establishment was bought by Spiro “Pop” Stavropoulos, whose family were from the same Greek Village as the Pappas Family.

These views from a 1970s postcard show how timeless the Candy Kitchen looks today!

The front gate has been installed at the Nathanial Rodgers house and the museum grounds are looking better every day! **...
05/25/2021

The front gate has been installed at the Nathanial Rodgers house and the museum grounds are looking better every day!

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Click the link below to see our Spring Newsletter. https://bhmuseum.org/img/The_BHSM_2021_Newsletter-4_1621518183.pdf
05/23/2021

Click the link below to see our Spring Newsletter.

https://bhmuseum.org/img/The_BHSM_2021_Newsletter-4_1621518183.pdf

Click the link below to see our Spring Newsletter.

https://bhmuseum.org/img/The_BHSM_2021_Newsletter-4_1621518183.pdf

Pop-Up Plein Air Series with the wonderful Barbara Thomas. Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Session I: June 3, 10, 17, 24, ...
05/19/2021

Pop-Up Plein Air Series
with the wonderful
Barbara Thomas.

Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Session I: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1
All levels - beginner to advanced. Ages 15 and up. Students will create a portfolio of gouache watercolor landscapes at different locations around Bridgehampton. Those who wish, will create a book of their work by using a Japanese-style binding technique. Students are responsible for their own supplies. Class limited to 10.
375 Non-Members | 325 Members
For more information please email us at [email protected]
https://bhmuseum.org/upcoming.php

Pop-Up Plein Air Series
with the wonderful
Barbara Thomas.

Thursdays 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Session I: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1
All levels - beginner to advanced. Ages 15 and up. Students will create a portfolio of gouache watercolor landscapes at different locations around Bridgehampton. Those who wish, will create a book of their work by using a Japanese-style binding technique. Students are responsible for their own supplies. Class limited to 10.
375 Non-Members | 325 Members
For more information please email us at [email protected]
https://bhmuseum.org/upcoming.php

Today is our first Throwback Thursday where we take a look back at some of our hamlet’s landmarks and learn their histor...
05/13/2021

Today is our first Throwback Thursday where we take a look back at some of our hamlet’s landmarks and learn their history

The Sagg bridge was originally constructed between 1686 and 1690 by Ezekiel Sanford. In 1699 the Colonial Assembly realizing that Sagg and Mecox were now united decided to officially name this area Bridge Hampton.

The bridge has undergone many changes over the years. The one featured in this picture was erected in the late 19th century and was replaced in the early 20th century by the present concrete one.

Happy to announce that our new fence is being installed at the Rogers House!!
05/11/2021

Happy to announce that our new fence is being installed at the Rogers House!!

Happy to announce that our new fence is being installed at the Rogers House!!

On the second Saturday of May, we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! Every spring and fall, migratory birds undertake l...
05/08/2021

On the second Saturday of May, we celebrate World Migratory Bird Day! Every spring and fall, migratory birds undertake long journeys across continents and oceans, in search of suitable habitat and ideal climate for breeding and food. This day is a celebration of bird watching and nature conservation efforts.

Author of The Snow Leopard and Shadow Country, Sagaponack writer Peter Matthiessen was a devoted naturalist and environmental conservationist. His novel The Birds of Heaven chronicled his experiences researching the migration of cranes across five continents. To learn more about Author and his continued impact on our area follow the Peter Matthiessen center @peter.matthiessen.center

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#worldmigratorybirdday #conservation #sagaponack #birdsofinstagram #pipingclover #hamptons #localhistory

May 3rd is recognized as Word Press Day! A day of recognition for news organizations and journalists seeking the truth a...
05/03/2021

May 3rd is recognized as Word Press Day! A day of recognition for news organizations and journalists seeking the truth and their commitment to informing the public.  

Newspapers serve as useful primary sources for historical research. The museum is home to an impressive collection of The Bridgehampton News which was a local paper dating back to 1895. These newspapers reflect the period in which they were created and provide a useful glimpse into society at the time.

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Historic Bridgehampton in bloom!
04/26/2021

Historic Bridgehampton in bloom!

A big thank you to @Nannette Lawrenson and her entire team at the Shelter Island Historical Society for such a wonderful...
04/01/2021

A big thank you to @Nannette Lawrenson and her entire team at the Shelter Island Historical Society for such a wonderful day touring their gorgeous History Center and current and permanent exhibitions. We encourage everyone to make an appointment and take a tour. It's truly a special place!! 💕💕

As we continue our celebration of Women’s History Month we celebrate Rabbi Jan Uhrbach the founder and spiritual leader ...
03/27/2021

As we continue our celebration of Women’s History Month we celebrate Rabbi Jan Uhrbach the founder and spiritual leader of The Conservative Synagogue of The Hamptons in Bridgehampton.

Rabbi Uhrbach has led her congregation on the east end for almost twenty-two years at first in Sag Harbor and now in Bridgehampton.

She is the founder and director of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Block/Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts, and holds the role as the first woman dean of the JTS’ rabbinical school. A position to which she was elevated only days ago.

A gifted writer and mentor and liturgist she is also a distinguished teacher of Torah, scholar-in-residence at many synagogues and on the faculty of The Wexner Heritage Foundation, from which she was ordained while serving as a Fellow.

During a recent conversation Rabbi Uhrbach spoke to us about her love and gratitude for her cherished congregation, her powerful work and for the beauty and spirituality of Bridgehampton.

We honor you Rabbi Uhrbach and wish you and your congregation Chag Sameach.

As we continue our celebration of Women’s History Month we celebrate Rabbi Jan Uhrbach the founder and spiritual leader of The Conservative Synagogue of The Hamptons in Bridgehampton.

Rabbi Uhrbach has led her congregation on the east end for almost twenty-two years at first in Sag Harbor and now in Bridgehampton.

She is the founder and director of the Jewish Theological Seminary’s Block/Kolker Center for Spiritual Arts, and holds the role as the first woman dean of the JTS’ rabbinical school. A position to which she was elevated only days ago.

A gifted writer and mentor and liturgist she is also a distinguished teacher of Torah, scholar-in-residence at many synagogues and on the faculty of The Wexner Heritage Foundation, from which she was ordained while serving as a Fellow.

During a recent conversation Rabbi Uhrbach spoke to us about her love and gratitude for her cherished congregation, her powerful work and for the beauty and spirituality of Bridgehampton.

We honor you Rabbi Uhrbach and wish you and your congregation Chag Sameach.

The Bridgehampton Museum celebrates Women’s History Month.The next time you prepare a delicious meal using a recipe you ...
03/24/2021

The Bridgehampton Museum celebrates Women’s History Month.

The next time you prepare a delicious meal using a recipe you found from a cookbook you might want to thank Fannie Farmer (1857 - 1915). Born on this day, Fannie who always had a fondness for cooking graduated from The Boston Cooking School in 1889 and by 1894 she was running the place.

Farmer is influential for introducing standardized level measurements in cooking recipes and for her work on the Boston Cooking School Cookbook. First published in 1896 it became the standard and its modernized version is still a best seller.

Bridgehampton has a long history of family recipes being recorded and passed down and so to honor Fannie Farmer we delved into our collection to find some interesting cookbooks.

This 1918 collection of War Time Recipes was issued by the students of Bridgehampton high school and offered dishes to make when ingredients were sparse. The Bridgehampton Anniversary Cookbook was created by local residents in 1956 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of our hamlet.

The Bridgehampton Museum celebrates Women’s History Month. Born on this day in 1880, Bridgehampton’s own Ernestine Rose ...
03/19/2021

The Bridgehampton Museum celebrates Women’s History Month.

Born on this day in 1880, Bridgehampton’s own Ernestine Rose spent her life helping to define the role of libraries for the underrepresented in New York City.

As the librarian of the 135th Street Branch in Harlem in 1920, she transformed it to reflect the community it served by integrating its staff and helping it to become a meaningful cultural center during the growing Harlem Renaissance.

Ernestine is perhaps best remembered for her role in helping to acquire the Arturo Alfonso Schomburg collection in 1926. Now known as the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture it has grown to include more than 11 million items.

In 1946, Rose returned to Bridgehampton where she remained an activist, creating the Bridgehampton Women’s Association and organizing a Community Council to address the conditions of migrant laborers who lived along the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike.
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2368 Montauk Hwy
Bridgehampton, NY
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The Bridgehampton Museum P.O. Box 977 (Mail) Bridgehampton, New York 11932 Corwith House: 2368 Montauk Highway Archives: 2539-A Montauk Highway tel: (631) 537-1088; Archives (631) 613-6730

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