East Hampton Historical Society

East Hampton Historical Society East Hampton Historical Society
101 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937

[email protected]
Phone: (631) 324-6850

http://easthamptonhistory.org

The East Hampton Historical Society is the parent organization for a complex of five museums, national landmark historic sites of both local and national importance:
Mulford Farm, c. 1680
Town House, c. 1731
Hook School House, late 18th century
Osborn-Jackson House, c. 1740
Clinton Academy, c. 1784
East Hampton Town Marine Museum
The Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio

The East Hampton Historical Society is the parent organization for a complex of five museums, national landmark historic sites of both local and national importance:
Mulford Farm, c. 1680
Town House, c. 1731
Hook School House, late 18th century
Osborn-Jackson House, c. 1740
Clinton Academy, c. 1784
East Hampton Town Marine Museum
The Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio

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Don't forget to purchase your tickets for this amazing event.  Tickets can be found at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/...
06/19/2021

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for this amazing event. Tickets can be found at https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step1/MTEwOTYw.

We are pleased to announce Withington Antiques will be joining us at the East Hampton Antiques & Design show July 17 & 18, 2021 on the grounds of Mulford Farm to benefit the East Hampton Historical Society.

During National Pride Month we celebrate the life and works of Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Edward Albee (1928-2016...
06/19/2021

During National Pride Month we celebrate the life and works of Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Edward Albee (1928-2016). From the “Zoo Story”, through “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, “The Delicate Balance” and culminating with “Three Tall Women”, his plays have been illuminating, explosive and oddly, capable of evoking eruptions of laughter.

In 1961, Albee drove out to Montauk for the first time. As he proceeded along Old Montauk Highway, his eyes were taken by the ocean, hills, and huge dunes as his car descended down into the hamlet and the ancient grazing plain beyond. It was then that he decided that he would live in Montauk, when he could afford it. With revenue from his first big financial success, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” he started the Edward F. Albee Foundation and bought his Montauk beach house. While taking a hike, about four miles from his cottage, he discovered a remnant of Montauk Manor. What he had discovered was the old stable from the hotel. It was vacant and in need of stabilizing. The price tag was S20,000. He spent about the same amount of money to turn the old frame building into an artist’s retreat.

In 1969 the Edward F. Albee Foundation opened the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center in the old stable. This Center is Albee’s gift to all artists in need of inspiration and isolation. Two visual artists and three writers are in residence, each month from June to September. Edward Albee’s Estate endows the retreat. As the brochure plainly states, “The standards for admission are, simply, talent and need.”

#Pride #pridemonth2021 #easthamptonhistory #easthamptonhistoricalsociety #edwardalbee

During National Pride Month we celebrate the life and works of Pulitzer-prize winning playwright Edward Albee (1928-2016). From the “Zoo Story”, through “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”, “The Delicate Balance” and culminating with “Three Tall Women”, his plays have been illuminating, explosive and oddly, capable of evoking eruptions of laughter.

In 1961, Albee drove out to Montauk for the first time. As he proceeded along Old Montauk Highway, his eyes were taken by the ocean, hills, and huge dunes as his car descended down into the hamlet and the ancient grazing plain beyond. It was then that he decided that he would live in Montauk, when he could afford it. With revenue from his first big financial success, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” he started the Edward F. Albee Foundation and bought his Montauk beach house. While taking a hike, about four miles from his cottage, he discovered a remnant of Montauk Manor. What he had discovered was the old stable from the hotel. It was vacant and in need of stabilizing. The price tag was S20,000. He spent about the same amount of money to turn the old frame building into an artist’s retreat.

In 1969 the Edward F. Albee Foundation opened the William Flanagan Memorial Creative Persons Center in the old stable. This Center is Albee’s gift to all artists in need of inspiration and isolation. Two visual artists and three writers are in residence, each month from June to September. Edward Albee’s Estate endows the retreat. As the brochure plainly states, “The standards for admission are, simply, talent and need.”

#Pride #pridemonth2021 #easthamptonhistory #easthamptonhistoricalsociety #edwardalbee

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor of The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show, Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers.Visit them he...
06/18/2021

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor of The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show, Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Visit them here https://doyle.com.

Tickets are now on sale for the show. Get your today at www.easthamptonhistory.org.

Thank you to our Silver Sponsor of The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show, Doyle Auctioneers & Appraisers.

Visit them here https://doyle.com.

Tickets are now on sale for the show. Get your today at www.easthamptonhistory.org.

Don't forget to sign up for this exciting and informative symposium with top designers, Marshall Watson and Sasha Bikoff...
06/17/2021

Don't forget to sign up for this exciting and informative symposium with top designers, Marshall Watson and Sasha Bikoff!

The East Hampton Historical Society is planning an exhibition refresh of the East Hampton Town Marine Museum to create a...
06/14/2021

The East Hampton Historical Society is planning an exhibition refresh of the East Hampton Town Marine Museum to create an immersive, exciting exhibition experience that will leave a lasting impression and encourage frequent, repeat visits.

A related goal is to increase attendance while reaching a broader, more diverse audience of all ages and backgrounds while incorporating best practices in museum education and experience design.

At this early phase of planning, we are interested in your thoughts, in order to design an experience with broad appeal, fascinating stories, and accessibility.

Please take a few moments to fill out this confidential survey. The data gathered will help inform next steps of The East Hampton Town Museum's reimagining.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3YLM6W5

The East Hampton Historical Society is planning an exhibition refresh of the East Hampton Town Marine Museum to create an immersive, exciting exhibition experience that will leave a lasting impression and encourage frequent, repeat visits.

A related goal is to increase attendance while reaching a broader, more diverse audience of all ages and backgrounds while incorporating best practices in museum education and experience design.

At this early phase of planning, we are interested in your thoughts, in order to design an experience with broad appeal, fascinating stories, and accessibility.

Please take a few moments to fill out this confidential survey. The data gathered will help inform next steps of The East Hampton Town Museum's reimagining.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3YLM6W5

Don't forget to sign up for this exciting and informative symposium with top designers, Marshall Watson and Sasha Bikoff...
06/14/2021

Don't forget to sign up for this exciting and informative symposium with top designers, Marshall Watson and Sasha Bikoff!

Happy Flag Day!Flag Day celebrates June 14th, 1777, when the Continental Congress adopted the design of our county’s fir...
06/14/2021

Happy Flag Day!

Flag Day celebrates June 14th, 1777, when the Continental Congress adopted the design of our county’s first flag. Though there is controversy as to who, when and where the first unofficial flag day was held, there was a national centennial birthday party for the flag on June 14, 1877. It wasn’t until 1949 that President Harry Truman signed the Act of Congress that formally established the observance.

This flag may look rather ordinary, but it does tell an intriguing story about flag design and dating. This flag has a staggered star pattern, in that the rows are laterally offset relative to one another. Early flag makers were free to arrange the stars in any pattern they pleased. Even the number of stars (one for each state) did not always prove the exact date a state became official. These early flag manufacturers were often anticipatory. If they knew that Texas would be approved soon, they would add a star.

In 1912, President Taft issued Executive Order 1556 specifying that the star arrangement on a 48-star flag should be rectilinear 8-8-8-8-8 pattern. So our flag has 48 stars because that should represent New Mexico and Arizona statehoods in 1912. But because of the whim of our flag makers, we date this flag 1908-1912, since the 46-star flag was official for 4 years from 1908 until 1911 and by 1912, no 48 star flag was to be produced with staggered star rows. Isn’t history fun?

Happy Flag Day!

Flag Day celebrates June 14th, 1777, when the Continental Congress adopted the design of our county’s first flag. Though there is controversy as to who, when and where the first unofficial flag day was held, there was a national centennial birthday party for the flag on June 14, 1877. It wasn’t until 1949 that President Harry Truman signed the Act of Congress that formally established the observance.

This flag may look rather ordinary, but it does tell an intriguing story about flag design and dating. This flag has a staggered star pattern, in that the rows are laterally offset relative to one another. Early flag makers were free to arrange the stars in any pattern they pleased. Even the number of stars (one for each state) did not always prove the exact date a state became official. These early flag manufacturers were often anticipatory. If they knew that Texas would be approved soon, they would add a star.

In 1912, President Taft issued Executive Order 1556 specifying that the star arrangement on a 48-star flag should be rectilinear 8-8-8-8-8 pattern. So our flag has 48 stars because that should represent New Mexico and Arizona statehoods in 1912. But because of the whim of our flag makers, we date this flag 1908-1912, since the 46-star flag was official for 4 years from 1908 until 1911 and by 1912, no 48 star flag was to be produced with staggered star rows. Isn’t history fun?

Join us for "Point of View: Vintage to New" With Marshall Watson and Sasha Bikoff on July 17, 5:00pm-6:00pm at the East...
06/11/2021

Join us for "Point of View: Vintage to New" With Marshall Watson and Sasha Bikoff on July 17, 5:00pm-6:00pm at the East Hampton Library, Baldwin Family Lecture Room!

Join top designers, Marshall Watson and Sasha Bikoff for an intimate discussion about their work, use of vintage antiques, mixing old and new, and how to shop in ecological and reinvented ways in an ever-changing world.

Discover the inspiration that helps them create as they compare their designs and even show a before and after piece.

Tickets need to be pre-purchased as space is limited.

Saturday, July 17, 2021
5:00pm-6:00pm
East Hampton Library
159 Main Street
East Hampton, NY 11937
$40 Members | $50 Non-members
https://bit.ly/3ggf5vL

Visit www.easthamptonhistory/events for more information about our speakers and the event.

#topdesigners #lecture #style #design #easthampton #hamptonshappenings #hamptons @marshallwatsoninteriors @sashabikoff

Don't forget to join us for our virtual Annual Meeting to hear about the successes of the past year and plans for the fu...
06/09/2021

Don't forget to join us for our virtual Annual Meeting to hear about the successes of the past year and plans for the future! Click below to register. There is no charge to attend.

It’s World Bicycle Day!East Hampton welcomed bicycles quite early, even if our dirt roads didn’t.  By the time the railr...
06/03/2021

It’s World Bicycle Day!

East Hampton welcomed bicycles quite early, even if our dirt roads didn’t. By the time the railroad arrived in 1895, there was a special car just for bicycles. This bucolic scene is from a postcard published about 1905. Here on Main Street, along the edge of Town Pond, stands a lady and her bicycle. In the distance, off to the left, is a gent on his bike.

Though American consumers enthusiastically welcomed this human-powered machines, it was women who really championed bicycles. Relatively accessible and inexpensive, the bicycle gave women control of their own mode of transportation. When Susan B. Anthony was asked about these new contraptions, she replied “Let me tell you what I think of bicycles, I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”

#easthamptonhistory #easthamptonhistoricalsociety #worldbicycleday #hamptonshistory

It’s World Bicycle Day!

East Hampton welcomed bicycles quite early, even if our dirt roads didn’t. By the time the railroad arrived in 1895, there was a special car just for bicycles. This bucolic scene is from a postcard published about 1905. Here on Main Street, along the edge of Town Pond, stands a lady and her bicycle. In the distance, off to the left, is a gent on his bike.

Though American consumers enthusiastically welcomed this human-powered machines, it was women who really championed bicycles. Relatively accessible and inexpensive, the bicycle gave women control of their own mode of transportation. When Susan B. Anthony was asked about these new contraptions, she replied “Let me tell you what I think of bicycles, I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.”

#easthamptonhistory #easthamptonhistoricalsociety #worldbicycleday #hamptonshistory

Thank you to the official media sponsor of the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show Luxe Interiors + Design! Visit LUXE I...
06/01/2021

Thank you to the official media sponsor of the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show Luxe Interiors + Design! Visit LUXE Interiors + Design at https://luxesource.com.

The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show is back and in-person July 16-18th at Historic Mulford Farm!

This is the premier event on the East End showcasing the finest antiques and design décor.

Join us for the Preview Cocktail Party on Friday, July 16, 6–8:30 P.M and for the show,
Saturday, July 17, 10 A.M.–6 P.M. and Sunday, July 18, 10 A.M.–5 P.M.

Show managed by Brian Ferguson Antiques.

www.easthamptonhistory.org for tickets and information. Show benefits the East Hampton Historical Society.

#easthamptonantiquesdesignshow2021 #ehaad #vintage#antiquedealer #hamptonshappenings #instanantiquesfare#easthamptonhistoricalsociety #LuxeGreaterNY #LuxeHamptons #antiquedealer #ehaads #antiques #easthamptonantiquesdesignshow

Thank you to the official media sponsor of the East Hampton Antiques & Design Show Luxe Interiors + Design! Visit LUXE Interiors + Design at https://luxesource.com.

The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show is back and in-person July 16-18th at Historic Mulford Farm!

This is the premier event on the East End showcasing the finest antiques and design décor.

Join us for the Preview Cocktail Party on Friday, July 16, 6–8:30 P.M and for the show,
Saturday, July 17, 10 A.M.–6 P.M. and Sunday, July 18, 10 A.M.–5 P.M.

Show managed by Brian Ferguson Antiques.

www.easthamptonhistory.org for tickets and information. Show benefits the East Hampton Historical Society.

#easthamptonantiquesdesignshow2021 #ehaad #vintage#antiquedealer #hamptonshappenings #instanantiquesfare#easthamptonhistoricalsociety #LuxeGreaterNY #LuxeHamptons #antiquedealer #ehaads #antiques #easthamptonantiquesdesignshow

The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show is back and in-person July 16-18th at Historic Mulford Farm!  This is the premie...
06/01/2021

The East Hampton Antiques & Design Show is back and in-person July 16-18th at Historic Mulford Farm!

This is the premier event on the East End showcasing the finest antiques and design décor.

Join us for the Preview Cocktail Party on Friday, July 16, 6–8:30 P.M and for the show,
Saturday, July 17, 10 A.M.–6 P.M. and Sunday, July 18, 10 A.M.–5 P.M.

www.easthamptonhistory.org for tickets and information.

Special thanks to Honorary Chairperson, Marshall Watson, Media Sponsor, LUXE Interiors + Design, and the Design Committee! Show benefits the East Hampton Historical Society.

Show managed by Brian Ferguson Antiques. If you are interested in being a vendor, please email [email protected], or call 508-674-9186.

Visit LUXE Interiors + Design at https://luxesource.com.

#easthamptonantiquesanddesignshow2021 #ehaad #vintage#antiquedealer #hamptonshappenings #instanantiquesfare#easthamptonhistoricalsociety #LuxeGreaterNY #LuxeHamptons #vintage #ehaads #easthamptonantiquesdesignshow easthamptonantiquesdeaignshow2021 #antiquedealer

The year is 1890 and you are walking throughout East Hampton and make a new discovery – an ice cream parlor!  It’s a hot...
05/31/2021

The year is 1890 and you are walking throughout East Hampton and make a new discovery – an ice cream parlor! It’s a hot summer day and cold ice cream sounds delicious right about now. But it’s a little expensive, so we have to make ours at home. Not a problem – let’s learn to make it so we always have some at hand!

In this virtual session of "Make It Mondays, Activities You Can Do at Home," Director of Experience Marianne Della Croce will demonstrate how to make your own ice cream. This is appropriate for children ages 7-13.

From home you will need to gather these items: light cream, heavy cream, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, ice cubes, two different size plastic bags (one quart and one gallon), measuring cups and spoons, and toppings for your ice cream.

Watch: https://youtu.be/dVdYGyvVA3c

Ingredients:
• 1 cup light cream or half and half
• 1 cup heavy cream
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Ice cubes
• 1/2 cup salt (Kosher or rock salt)

1. Measure the cream, sugar, and vanilla extract into the quart-size bag. Zip it up tightly.
2. Fill the gallon-size bag with ice. Add the salt. Put the sealed smaller bag inside. Now zip up the larger bag.
3. Shake and shake the bags to make ice cream! It will take about 5 minutes until the cream hardens.
4. Take the smaller bag out of the larger one. Eat the ice cream right out of the bag!

The year is 1890 and you are walking throughout East Hampton and make a new discovery – an ice cream parlor! It’s a hot summer day and cold ice cream sounds delicious right about now. But it’s a little expensive, so we have to make ours at home. Not a problem – let’s learn to make it so we always have some at hand!

In this virtual session of "Make It Mondays, Activities You Can Do at Home," Director of Experience Marianne Della Croce will demonstrate how to make your own ice cream. This is appropriate for children ages 7-13.

From home you will need to gather these items: light cream, heavy cream, sugar, salt, vanilla extract, ice cubes, two different size plastic bags (one quart and one gallon), measuring cups and spoons, and toppings for your ice cream.

Watch: https://youtu.be/dVdYGyvVA3c

Ingredients:
• 1 cup light cream or half and half
• 1 cup heavy cream
• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• Ice cubes
• 1/2 cup salt (Kosher or rock salt)

1. Measure the cream, sugar, and vanilla extract into the quart-size bag. Zip it up tightly.
2. Fill the gallon-size bag with ice. Add the salt. Put the sealed smaller bag inside. Now zip up the larger bag.
3. Shake and shake the bags to make ice cream! It will take about 5 minutes until the cream hardens.
4. Take the smaller bag out of the larger one. Eat the ice cream right out of the bag!

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101 Main St
East Hampton, NY
11937

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

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(631) 324-6850

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