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. It is expected that the Nathaniel Rogers House will, after restoration, house the Society’s administrative, research and collection storage areas, as well as house temporary and permanent exhibitions. The Corwith House is expected to continue to host exhibitions, period rooms and outdoor special events such as our annual Vintage Car Road Rally, annual Engine Run and Craft Fair, Cultural Programs and Special Events. The Musuem’s Exhibition Galleries and Period Rooms are open for visitation year-round, Monday through Friday, from 10 am until 3 pm. From June until October, exhibitions and period rooms are also open Saturdays, from 11 am until 2 pm.

Enjoy a walking tour of Bridgehampton. For more information go to website-  bhmuseum.org/upcoming.php
07/26/2019

Enjoy a walking tour of Bridgehampton. For more information go to website- bhmuseum.org/upcoming.php

On July 4, 1876, after the holiday’s celebrations at the Presbyterian Church, the people of Bridgehampton went to the ...
07/04/2019

On July 4, 1876, after the holiday’s celebrations at the Presbyterian Church, the people of Bridgehampton went to the Academy, which stood just south of the Nathaniel Rogers House on Ocean Road, where they dined on roast pig, lamb, and other delicacies. The festivities continued well into the evening, and then the DeBost family, the Rogers House’s third owners, put on a spectacular show of fireworks. Happy Fourth of July, Bridgehampton! -Julie B. Greene, Curator

The Bridgehampton Museum is closed today, July 4, and tomorrow, July 5, for the holiday, but we will reopen on Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come view our summer exhibit, Building a History: The Preservation of the Nathaniel Rogers House, and learn more about its role in the history of our hamlet.

Images:
Bridgehampton Academy, c. 1880
Nathaniel Rogers House, c. 1895
Newspaper clipping, Sag Harbor Express, July 6, 1876

As described in the Story of a Celebration, Bridgehampton, 1660-1910, Theodore F. Haines, an Army veteran, and Albert E....
05/25/2019

As described in the Story of a Celebration, Bridgehampton, 1660-1910, Theodore F. Haines, an Army veteran, and Albert E. Topping, a Navy veteran of the Civil War, were chosen to slowly raise the flag that covered the monument downtown, “which fluttered for a moment about the eagle’s outstretched wings, but caught by a puff of wind was blown straight out and so went upward to the mast head,” revealing the granite memorial.

Although that was the Fourth of July weekend in 1910 when it was unveiled, the Founders Monument now serves as a place for Memorial Day services in Bridgehampton.

On Monday, the hamlet will celebrate the holiday at 9:00 a.m., with a performance by the Bridgehampton High School band and an appearance by the volunteers of the Bridgehampton Fire Department at the Founders Monument Green at Ocean Road and Montauk Highway. -Julie B. Greene, Curator. #memorialday #memorialdayweekend #bridgehamptonschoolband #BHFD #bridgehampton

As I walk around the west lawn of the Corwith House, I’m pleasantly surprised every spring by the sweet violets haphaz...
05/01/2019

As I walk around the west lawn of the Corwith House, I’m pleasantly surprised every spring by the sweet violets haphazardly scattered there, but nowhere else on the grounds. A wee bit of researching reveals that the Corwith sisters, Anabel, Lucy, and Cornelia, were part of the Bridgehampton Violet Growers at the turn of the 20th century. The sisters had a greenhouse (see the 1902 map detail by E. Belcher Hyde), and these 21st century violets are remnants of a bygone era. This Sag Harbor Express newspaper clipping mentions the record-breaking violet production of 123 years ago today, April 30, 1896. -Julie B. Greene, Curator #bridgehamptonviolets #bridgehamptonspring #bhmuseum #bhmuseumarchives #corwithsisters

Sweet Easter postcard sent to Louise Conklin c. 1920. Particularly perfect because of Bridgehampton’s early street rac...
04/19/2019

Sweet Easter postcard sent to Louise Conklin c. 1920. Particularly perfect because of Bridgehampton’s early street racing history, 1914-1921. We wish everyone a very Happy Passover & Happy Easter! (The Conklin Farm is on Montauk Hwy. as you head east to Sagaponack.) #bridgehamptonmuseum #bridgeahamptonarchives #bhracing #happyeaster #happypassover

Today we mark the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death, after he was shot the night before at Ford's Theater...
04/15/2019

Today we mark the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln's death, after he was shot the night before at Ford's Theater, an event etched in the national consciousness. But did you know that one of Sagaponack’s early summer residents was under the gun as well?
On the evening of April 14, 1865, an assassination attempt was made on one of Lincoln’s “team of rivals,” Secretary of State William H. Seward. Vice President Andrew Johnson was to be killed that evening as well, to bring chaos to the Union.
Lewis Powell, one of John Wilkes Booth’s co-conspirators, entered the Seward home in Washington, D.C., and attacked Frederick W. Seward, William’s son, who was also part of Lincoln’s cabinet, as he tried to stop Powell from entering his father’s bedroom. Powell’s gun jammed, but he still managed to knock Frederick unconscious with his pistol. William was stabbed in the subsequent attack but survived.
In 1882, Frederick W. Seward bought the Bower-White homestead (built in 1730) in Sagaponack, moved it across Sagg Main Street to the north corner of Bridge Lane, and summered there until his death in 1915. The house still stands.


Julie B. Greene, Curator. #presidentabrahamlincoln #frederickseward #sagaponack #bower-white-seward-klebnikov-house

Annual Members Pot-Luck Supper 🥔🥘🍛🥗🥕🥦🥬🍪🥧🍷🍶🍽🥣☕️The Bridgehampton Museum's Annu...
03/20/2019

Annual Members Pot-Luck Supper 🥔🥘🍛🥗🥕🥦🥬🍪🥧🍷🍶🍽🥣☕️
The Bridgehampton Museum's Annual Members & Friends Potluck Supper.
March 23, 2019 at 5-7PM at The Bridgehampton Museum Archives, 2539A Montauk Hwy., BH,NY Call: 631-537-1088

Bring a salad, side dish, bread or dessert, and your partner or a friend to our annual potluck supper. We’ll take care of the rest.
And in honor of 🍀St. Patrick's Day🍀,there will be traditional Irish Music by Rose Tree, featuring Larry Moser, Mary Nagin and Max Rowland.
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#BridgehamptonMuseum #MembersandFriends #BridgehamptonMuseumArchives #Hamptons #Bridgehampton #FolkMusic #music #MusicintheBarn #PotLuckSupper #StPatricksdayMusic #FamilyFun
#concertina #guitar #banjo #accordion
#RoseTreeFolkMusic #LarryMoser #MaryNagin #MaxRowland

Mary Palmer Tiffany Eagleton (1889-1980) of Bridgehampton was a talented artist. She painted watercolors of the South Fo...
03/20/2019

Mary Palmer Tiffany Eagleton (1889-1980) of Bridgehampton was a talented artist. She painted watercolors of the South Fork landscape, but her specialty was the hand-painting and refiring of white porcelain. Using porcelains imported from Japan and Europe, she produced many patterns and styles in her studio on Montauk Highway. Mary was distantly related to Louis Comfort Tiffany and the Tiffany & Co. family. -Julie B. Greene, Curator #womenshistorymonth #bridgehamptonmuseumarchives #haygroundwindmill #tiffany

“We get all the same theory of coaching, and the rest is up to common sense . . . we have to get the material. And I h...
03/20/2019

“We get all the same theory of coaching, and the rest is up to common sense . . . we have to get the material. And I have plenty of material among the potato farmers’ sons out there,” Lydia Lindgren, the Bridgehampton School’s boys soccer, baseball, and basketball coach all wrapped into one, was quoted as saying in the New York Herald Tribune in 1946. “The boys I had were big and strong and could run all day.” Lindgren, a native of Baldwin, Long Island, in her early twenties, was hired by Bridgehampton in 1943 after the wartime draft had sent all the eligible male coaches off to war. Among other accomplishments, Lydia coached the Bridgehampton boys to the Long Island soccer championship in 1945.

Lydia earned a degree in physical education from N.Y.U. in 1943, having put herself through college working as an Esther Williams-like performer at the Jones Beach Water Show.

She resigned her coaching position when the men came home from war in 1946. - Julie B. Greene, Curator #bridgehamptonmuseumarchives #womenshistorymonth #femalecoaches #bridgies #queenbee #bhssenioryearbook1945 #bridgehamptonschool

As we move from Black History Month to Women’s History Month today, one Bridgehampton woman, Ernestine Rose (1880-1959...
03/01/2019

As we move from Black History Month to Women’s History Month today, one Bridgehampton woman, Ernestine Rose (1880-1959), made contributions to both. Among many career accomplishments, it was her leadership as the director of the New York Public Library’s 135th Street Branch in Harlem in the 1920s that is the most notable. With the migration of black people into Harlem, Ernestine wanted the library to be useful to the community. She was the first librarian to hire black staff, and began collecting and expanding the library’s holdings in black literature and history, establishing what is now known as the Schomburg Research Center for Black Culture. -Julie B. Greene, Curator
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#bridgehamptonmuseumarchives #nypl #schomburgcenter #womenshistorymonth #blackhistorymonth #ernestinerose #bridgehamptonhistory

The Bridgehampton Museum's Annual Members & Friends Potluck SupperMarch 23, 2019 at 5 pm. Bring a salad, side dish, brea...
02/27/2019

The Bridgehampton Museum's Annual Members & Friends Potluck Supper

March 23, 2019 at 5 pm.

Bring a salad, side dish, bread or dessert, and your partner or a friend to our annual potluck supper. We’ll take care of the rest. Please Call 631-537-1088 to sign up for a fun evening!

And in honor of St. Patrick's Day, there will be traditional Irish Music by Rose Tree, featuring Larry Moser, Mary Nagin and Max Rowland..

Click here to support Restoration of the Nathaniel Rogers House organized by The Bridgehampton Museum
02/21/2019
Click here to support Restoration of the Nathaniel Rogers House organized by The Bridgehampton Museum

Click here to support Restoration of the Nathaniel Rogers House organized by The Bridgehampton Museum

Want to join me in making a difference? I'm raising money for The Bridgehampton Museum formally known as the Bridge Hampton Historical Society restoration of the Nathaniel Rogers House. We are asking for donations to complete the cupola, balustrades and historic fence at the house. These finishi...

In honor of Presidents Day, here's an 1869 letter from President Ulysses S. Grant to his good friend Charles H. Rogers, ...
02/19/2019

In honor of Presidents Day, here's an 1869 letter from President Ulysses S. Grant to his good friend Charles H. Rogers, who was born in Bridgehampton in 1806, the son of John Rogers and Phebe Corwith. In 1833, Rogers headed west to Galena, Illinois, where he started a lead mining and banking concern. While there, he met a young Grant, and they started up what became a lifelong friendship. Rogers went on to co-found the Hampton Library in Bridgehampton. This is just one of many letters from President Grant to Rogers from the Executive Mansion (the White House). #bridgehamptonmuseumarchives #bridgehampton #ulyssessgrant #presidentsday

Happy Valentine’s Day !   We also send everyone wishes for safe travels, fair winds and sunny skies.This is one of man...
02/14/2019

Happy Valentine’s Day ! We also send everyone wishes for safe travels, fair winds and sunny skies.
This is one of many watercolors that Claus Hoie gave to his artist wife, Helen Hoie, during their courtship and marriage to celebrate the seasons and holidays.

#BridgehamptonMuseum #ValentinesDay #artist #shipsandwhales #loveletters #EastHampton #NorwegianArtist #ClausHoie #HelenHoie #BridgehamptonMuseumArchives #Hamptons #Bridgehampton #watercolor #GalentinesDay

🏀🐝vs. 🐳ersLong before they were known as the Killer Bees, and even before they were the Bridgies, believe it or...
02/01/2019

🏀🐝vs. 🐳ers
Long before they were known as the Killer Bees, and even before they were the Bridgies, believe it or not the Bridgehampton School's boys basketball team was known as the Cyclones. But whatever you call them, come root for the hoopsters tonight, February 1,2019at 6:15PM as they visit their longtime Sag Harbor rivals, the Pierson Whalers. Go Bees!

#Bridgiespennant #sagharborexpress 1/23/1909 #bridgehamptoncyclones1909 #bridgehamptonmuseumarchives #bridgehamptonmuseum #sportshistory #localhistory #KillerBees #Whalers

Winter Concert Series at The Bridgehampton Museum Archives Saturday, February 9, 2019,  at 5:00PMPoetica Ensemble Chambe...
02/01/2019

Winter Concert Series at The Bridgehampton Museum Archives
Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 5:00PM
Poetica Ensemble Chamber Concert - We welcome back musicians Song-a Cho on violin and Chris Shaughnessy on viola. Rebecca Perea on Cello and Andrew Perea on violin performing works by Enescu, Stravinsky, O’Connor and Schubert.

All our concerts take place at The Bridgehampton Museum Archives, 2539A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY.
Tickets are $20 each- Please contact the museum at 631-537-1088 / [email protected] to reserve and purchase in advance or at the door.

#BridgehamptonMuseum #WinterConcertSeries #BridgehamptonMuseumArchives #Hamptons #Bridgehampton #Violamusic @songacho #ChrisShaughnessy #SongaCho #AndrewPerea #RebeccaPerea #PoeticaEnsembleChamberConcert
#ChamberConcert #music #MusicintheBarn #Bridgehampton #Enescu #GeorgeEnescu #IgorStravinski #Stravinski #cello #OConnor

Winter Concert Series at The Bridgehampton Museum.    Thank you to the Rose Tree and Jonathan Howe and our audiences   f...
02/01/2019

Winter Concert Series at The Bridgehampton Museum. Thank you to the Rose Tree and Jonathan Howe and our audiences for beautiful music and some singing along that warmed up the archive barn this January ! We are looking forward to our next concert with the Poetica Ensemble for our next concert on Saturday February 9th at 5PM

#BridgehamptonMuseum #WinterConcertSeries #BridgehamptonMuseumArchives #Hamptons #Bridgehampton #FolkMusic #music #MusicintheBarn
#concertina #guitar banjo #accordion
#RoseTreeFolkMusic #LarryMoser #MaryNagin #MaxRowland #JonathanHowe #Piano
#PoeticaEnsembleChamberConcert

02/01/2019
Winter Concert Series at Bridgehampton Museum Archive Barn 2019

Winter Concert Series at The Bridgehampton Museum Archive Barn. The Rose Tree performing with musicians Larry Moser, Mary Nagin & Max Rowland
#BridgehamptonMuseum #WinterConcertSeries #BridgehamptonMuseumArchives #Hamptons #Bridgehampton #FolkMusic #music #MusicintheBarn
#concertina #guitar #banjo #accordion
#RoseTreeFolkMusic #LarryMoser #MaryNagin #MaxRowland

Bridgehampton Museum’s Winter Concert Series - Folk Group “Rose Tree”Saturday January 26, 2019 at 7:00PM   Tickets...
01/26/2019

Bridgehampton Museum’s Winter Concert Series -
Folk Group “Rose Tree”
Saturday January 26, 2019 at 7:00PM
Tickets $20 -available at the door
Bridgehampton Museum Archive Barn - 2539-A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton

Honoring the Scottish bard, Robert Burns -our own Sag Harbor hero, John Steinbeck, took from Burns’ poem “To a Mouse” for his “Of Mice and Men”

‘The best laid plans of mice and men go often askew ‘
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Burns traveled around his country not only for promoting his own verse - but was also instrumental in helping compile hundreds of songs of the people passing along tradition and stories of the land.
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#robertburns #bridgehamptonmuseum #bridgehamptonmuseumarchives #folkmusic #musicinthebarn #hamptons #livemusic #WinterConcertSeries

Untitled Album
01/25/2019

Untitled Album

The Bridgehampton Museum's cover photo
01/25/2019

The Bridgehampton Museum's cover photo

Winter Concert Series at the Bridgehampton Museum Archives This Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 7:00PM, please  join loca...
01/16/2019

Winter Concert Series at the Bridgehampton Museum Archives
This Saturday, January 19, 2019, at 7:00PM, please join local musician, Jonathan Howe, for a live piano concert in the archive barn at 2539A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY.
Saturday, January 26, 2019, at 7:00PM
Get ready to throw on your favorite tartan and come for some songs to celebrate #RobertBurns born 1759, with folk music from the Rose Trio.
Saturday, February 9, 2019, at 5:00PM
Poetical Ensemble Chamber Concert - We welcome back musicians Song-a Cho on violin and Chris Shaughnessy on viola. .
All our concerts take place at The Bridgehampton Museum Archives, 2539A Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton, NY.
Tickets are $20 each- Please contact the museum at 631-537-1088 / [email protected] to reserve and purchase.
#BridgehamptonMuseum #WinterConcertSeries #BridgehamptonMuseumArchives #Hamptons #Bridgehampton #Violamusic @songacho #Piano #folkmusic #RobertBurns #ChrisShaughnessy #SongaCho #JonathanHowe
#ChamberConcert #music #MusicintheBarn #Bridgehampton

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2368 Montauk Hwy
Bridgehampton, NY
11932

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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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Tuesday 10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 15:00
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Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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