East Hampton Historical Society

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

[email protected]

The East Hampton Historical Society serves the residents and visitors of East Hampton by collecting, preserving, presenting and interpreting the material, cultural and economic heritage of the town and its surroundings. The East Hampton Historical Society is the parent organization for a complex of five museums, national landmark historic sites and workshop facilities of both local and national im

portance:
• Mulford Farm, ca. 1680
• Osborn-Jackson House, ca. 1720
• Clinton Academy, 1784
• East Hampton Town Marine Museum
• Town House, ca. 1785
• Hook Schoolhouse, ca. 1784

Lecture this Friday, January 12th - Historical Photography of William G. Howard.  Randy Kolhoff, the owner of Black Swan...
01/08/2024

Lecture this Friday, January 12th - Historical Photography of William G. Howard. Randy Kolhoff, the owner of Black Swan Antiques, tells the story of how he discovered glass plate negatives of photographs taken by William G. Howard at the turn of the last century. In addition to seeing how Howard documented Sag Harbor and the East End, attendees will learn about the photographer's mysterious death, which some suspect was a homicide, in 1915. Copies of the book Hamptons featuring Howard's photographs will be available for sale following the lecture. All lectures start at 7PM at St. Luke's Church, 18 James Lane, East Hampton. FREE, register online at https://easthamptonhistory.org/events/

01/08/2024

"It's such a small town, but the history is so vast," the East Hampton Historical Society director said. And he's looking for a place to store it all.

First Snowy Day in 2024 in East Hampton!  This Christmas card was made by Warren Whipple (1910-2003) and depicts the Hoo...
01/07/2024

First Snowy Day in 2024 in East Hampton! This Christmas card was made by Warren Whipple (1910-2003) and depicts the Hook Mill and the Methodist Church on a snowy day, c. 1970-1980's. Where was your favorite sledding hill in East Hampton?

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the East Hampton Historical Society.   Clinton Academy in Snow by Warren Whipple...
12/25/2023

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from the East Hampton Historical Society.
Clinton Academy in Snow by Warren Whipple (1910-2003).

What is the best thing about a long Winter? The East Hampton Historical Society Winter Lecture Series!  Kicking off Frid...
12/17/2023

What is the best thing about a long Winter? The East Hampton Historical Society Winter Lecture Series! Kicking off Friday, January 12 @ 7pm, The Historical Photography of William G. Howard.

Randy Kolhoff, the owner of Black Swan Antiques, tells the story of how he discovered glass plate negatives of photographs taken by William G. Howard at the turn of the last century in an old barn. In addition to seeing how Howard documented Sag Harbor and the East End, attendees will learn about the photographer's mysterious death, which some suspect was a homicide, in 1915. All lectures start at 7PM at St. Luke's Church, 18 James Lane, East Hampton

Ringing in the Holidays – In the Spring this year, we wrote of the 300th Anniversary bells made by Maude Sherwood Jewett...
12/14/2023

Ringing in the Holidays – In the Spring this year, we wrote of the 300th Anniversary bells made by Maude Sherwood Jewett (1875–1953), a local artist, for East Hampton’s 300th Anniversary in 1948. It’s believed she made 300 of them to benefit the tercentennial event. The Historical Society has a brown bell, then we learned of a green bell, and then a blue bell. Just this week we learned of a yellow bell! What color is your favorite? Are there any other colors – peek into Grandma’s curio cabinet and let us know?

12/09/2023

One of our favorite ornaments, what’s yours? 🎅🏼🎄🧑🏻‍🎄❄️

12/02/2023

Tree Lighting in the Historic Sheep Fold. 🎄

Congrats to East Hampton Village and Chamber of Commerce for a fabulous day of holiday fun, ending with a tree lighting ...
12/02/2023

Congrats to East Hampton Village and Chamber of Commerce for a fabulous day of holiday fun, ending with a tree lighting in the Historic Sheep Fold with Hugh King, Reverend Ben and Neil Patrick Harris - whoop whoop!!!!

12/02/2023

Santa Parade

The Historical Society welcomes Santa to East Hampton! 🎅🏼🧑🏻‍🎄🎄❄️
12/02/2023

The Historical Society welcomes Santa to East Hampton! 🎅🏼🧑🏻‍🎄🎄❄️

One Week from Now - It’s our 38th Annual “House & Garden Tour” fundraiser!  Kicking off with a Cocktail Party on Friday,...
11/18/2023

One Week from Now - It’s our 38th Annual “House & Garden Tour” fundraiser! Kicking off with a Cocktail Party on Friday, November 24th, the Tour on Saturday, November 25th, features five spectacular East Hampton homes. Don't miss out!
https://easthamptonhistorical.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTk5MzM3

Cocktail Party: November 24, 6-8 PM
House & Garden Tour: November 25, 1-4:30 PM

Photo courtesy Francis Fleetwood

Throwback ThursdayA photo from last year’s House Tour volunteers – thank you to the dozens of people who help make this ...
11/16/2023

Throwback Thursday

A photo from last year’s House Tour volunteers – thank you to the dozens of people who help make this important fundraiser happen!

In October 1948, the East Hampton Star published a photo showing the gondola in transit. In 1950, when the LVIS rejected...
11/13/2023

In October 1948, the East Hampton Star published a photo showing the gondola in transit. In 1950, when the LVIS rejected an offer to house it permanently, Ruth Moran’s “pride and joy” was shipped to Newport News, just as Frank Dayton described, where the gondola is currently exhibited at the Mariners Museum.

Visitors to the Moran Home & Studio can see the blue shed, mentioned by Frank Dayton, that housed the gondola cab and a photograph of Mary Nimmo and Ruth Moran seated in the gondola with George Fowler working as the gondolier.

BULLY! at the Montauk Lighthouse Oceans Institute at 2pmOn Veteran’s Day, Jeff Heatley will be at the Montauk Lighthouse...
11/10/2023

BULLY! at the Montauk Lighthouse Oceans Institute at 2pm

On Veteran’s Day, Jeff Heatley will be at the Montauk Lighthouse with Mia Certic, Director of the Montauk Historical Society to discuss and sign copies of his book, BULLY! Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders, & Camp Wikoff.

Reserve your spot! https://montaukhistoricalsociety.org/event/bully-book-signing/

Throwback Thursday to when a 1940 photograph helped us reconstruct the forge in the Dominy Shops, which is open this wee...
11/09/2023

Throwback Thursday to when a 1940 photograph helped us reconstruct the forge in the Dominy Shops, which is open this weekend.

Please visit our website for the tour schedule under calendar and don't forget to donate to our Annual Appeal under get involved!

www.easthamptonhistory.org

Happy Halloween! No tricks.... just treats!Thank you to all those who trick o treated at our table! See you again next y...
11/01/2023

Happy Halloween! No tricks.... just treats!

Thank you to all those who trick o treated at our table! See you again next year!

Thank you, Captain Erik and the team at South Ferry for a safe morning on the water!Students are studying science and en...
10/25/2023

Thank you, Captain Erik and the team at South Ferry for a safe morning on the water!
Students are studying science and engineering and simple machines with Stacy Myers, Director of Education.

So excited to be part of East Hampton’s 375th Anniversary Parade! Special thanks to Ray Harden and the team at Ben Krupi...
10/17/2023

So excited to be part of East Hampton’s 375th Anniversary Parade! Special thanks to Ray Harden and the team at Ben Krupinski Builder for loading and transporting our models of Clinton Academy and Village Hall!

Tomorrow, Friday, October 13th at 5:30PM Tour of the South End Cemetery with special guest, Hugh King(Meet at Home Sweet...
10/12/2023

Tomorrow, Friday, October 13th at 5:30PM Tour of the South End Cemetery with special guest, Hugh King
(Meet at Home Sweet Home Museum, 14 James Lane, East Hampton)

Registration is required. Please visit our website for tickets or call the office at 631-324-6850 x 2

We invite you to the 38th Annual East Hampton House & Garden Tour benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society! The To...
10/11/2023

We invite you to the 38th Annual East Hampton House & Garden Tour benefiting the East Hampton Historical Society! The Tour offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see five spectacular houses. Located in East Hampton Village and the Devon Colony, these historic homes feature interiors designed by today's top decorators.

Save the date! We hope to see you on September 30th from 10am-2pm
09/11/2023

Save the date!
We hope to see you on September 30th from 10am-2pm

Local Artists showing at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum.For more information or questions, please contact Stacy Mye...
08/25/2023

Local Artists showing at the East Hampton Town Marine Museum.

For more information or questions, please contact Stacy Myers: call/text 631-365-9436 or email: [email protected]

Thank you to everyone who came to our Ralph Lauren shopping event last night and especially our cohosts, Jackie Mitchell...
08/23/2023

Thank you to everyone who came to our Ralph Lauren shopping event last night and especially our cohosts, Jackie Mitchell, Tom Samet, and Nathan Wold. Everyone can still shop at the three stores in East Hampton, as well in Southampton today and tomorrow, and 10% of the proceeds are donated to the Historical Society.

Curated by Stacy Myers Director of Education East Hampton Historical SocietyFor more information or questions, please ca...
08/19/2023

Curated by Stacy Myers
Director of Education
East Hampton Historical Society
For more information or questions, please call or text 631-365-9436

For any questions, please contact Stacy Myers, Education DirectorSmyers@easthamptonhistory.org
08/16/2023

For any questions, please contact
Stacy Myers, Education Director
[email protected]

The East Hampton Historical Society and ETRO are partnering on a shopping “giveback” daySaturday, August 12, 10 AM – 6 P...
08/11/2023

The East Hampton Historical Society and ETRO are partnering on a shopping “giveback” day

Saturday, August 12, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sage & Madison
31 Madison Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963

The Historical Society receives 10% of sale proceeds

Address

151 Main Street
East Hampton, NY
11937

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 10am - 4pm
Wednesday 10am - 4pm
Thursday 10am - 4pm
Friday 10am - 4pm

Telephone

(631) 324-6850

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