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 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 importance: • 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

Mission: 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.

06/05/2020

Cannot wait to see all our friends again on Mulford Farm...we are counting the days!
Be well 🙂

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#historicfarm
#landscape
#beauty
#friendship

06/04/2020
Influential Women of East Hampton

This program is pre-recorded

Each Thursday in June, Marianne Howard, Director of Visitor Experience will present a 5-minute video about influential women in East Hampton history.

Today: Mrs. Lorenzo G. Woodhouse and Mrs. Lorenzo E. Woodhouse, two women who created beautiful gardens and contributed to the arts.

#easthampton
#history
#women
#amagansett
#museumfromhome
#nysmuseums
#newyork
#historyisfun
#women100
#womenshistory
#ourhistory
#eastend
#culture

Some East End beauty to enjoy!!! #eastend#hamptons#easthampton#amagansett#longisland#beaches#sunshine#sunnyday#newyork
06/03/2020

Some East End beauty to enjoy!!!

#eastend
#hamptons
#easthampton
#amagansett
#longisland
#beaches
#sunshine
#sunnyday
#newyork

FROM OUR COLLECTIONA postcard from the early 1900s.  Pantigo Road and trouble with a tire!!!#easthampton#amagansett#post...
06/01/2020

FROM OUR COLLECTION

A postcard from the early 1900s. Pantigo Road and trouble with a tire!!!

#easthampton
#amagansett
#postacards
#sagharbor
#fromourcollection
#museumfromhome
#fun
#nysmuseums
#wemissourfriends
#staywell
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#hamptonsartsnetwork
#montauk
#modelt
#cars
#flattire
#vintage
#postcards

We are happy to share that our 2019 Annual Report is out!They should be hitting mailboxes this week and will be availabl...
05/29/2020

We are happy to share that our 2019 Annual Report is out!

They should be hitting mailboxes this week and will be available online shortly.

If you are not on our mailing list, please let us know by contacting [email protected]

We would be happy to add you to our email or snail mail list.

We look forward to seeing you in person soon and thank you for being a friend of the East Hampton Historical Society as we head toward our 100th Anniversary in 2021!

https://easthamptonhistory.org/join-donate/

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#thanksforyoursupport
#historicbuildings
#eastend

05/28/2020
Curator Clips!

Enjoy this mini talk by our Chief Curator, Richard Barons as he shares stories about our collection and East Hampton.

Today, learn about our beloved Clinton Academy!

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#newyork
#longisland
#schools
#education

Photo credit: Jeff Heatley

05/27/2020

"The President's Stuck n the Bathtub: Poems about the Presidents" by Susan Katz, Part 2

Today! The Presidents Stuck in the Bathtub, Part 2LIVE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 AT 3:30PM Did you know? Du...
05/27/2020

Today!

The Presidents Stuck in the Bathtub, Part 2

LIVE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!
WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 AT 3:30PM

Did you know? Due to his portly size, William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, was rumored to have been stuck in a bathtub at the White House. Find out fun facts, playful stories, and historical anecdotes about our presidents through poetry in this two-part series, LIVE on Facebook. The program is based on the book by Susan Katz.


# museumfromhome
#wemissourfriends
#presidents
#easthampton
#amagansett
#poets
#poetry
#fun
#historyisfun
#newyork
#longisland
#museums
#nysmuseums
#eastend

What a lovely day!
05/26/2020

What a lovely day!

05/26/2020

FROM OUR COLLECTION

A postcard from 1914 in 3D
Choo Choo!!!!

#easthampton
#amagansett
#postcards
#sagharbor
#fromourcollection
#museumfromhome
#nysmuseums
#wemissourfriends
#staywell
#hamptons
#newyork
#longisland
#montauk
#trains
#traintracks
#railroads

05/24/2020

We honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice for us!
#memorialday
#memorialday🇺🇸 #memorialdayweekend2020
#sacrifice
#easthampton
#amagansett
#montauk
#newyork
#longisland
#redwhiteandblue

We’re featured in a book! Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios is a new guidebook from @papress to all the #HAHSSi...
05/22/2020

We’re featured in a book! Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios is a new guidebook from @papress to all the #HAHSSites, part of @savingplaces. The book comes out June 2.

Witness creativity and visit the homes of artists all across the country, including Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio. We’re so excited to be part of this gorgeous book! We will be selling copies of the book soon!

Rave review for Guide to Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios! The @sfchronicle calls it "the perfect book for art lovers dreaming of a post-pandemic journey across time and geography”

Guide to Historic Artists' Homes and Studios received high praise from the art critic at the San Francisco Chronicle. Article: https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/art-exhibits/review-guide-to-historic-artists-spaces-an-absorbing-armchair-journey

More information to come!!!!

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#historicsites
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#thomasnmoran
#eastend
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#newyork
#nationaltrustforhistoricpreservation
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#books
#artistsstudios
#art
#landscapes
#museumfromhome
#nysmuseums

05/21/2020
Curator's Clips!

Enjoy this mini talk by our Chief Curator, Richard Barons as he shares stories about our collection and East Hampton.
Today, hear about a miniature portraits and a mantle!

#museumfromhome
#curatorclips
#nysmuseums
#wemissourfriends
#easthamptonvillage
#easthampton
#amagansett
#fromourcollection
#stories
#staywell
#hamptons
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#mantles
#thomasmoran
#newyork
#longisland

05/20/2020

"The President's Stuck in the Bathtub: Poems about the Presidents" by Susan Katz, Part 1.

05/20/2020

Some 3D East End beauty to enjoy!!!

#eastend
#hamptons
#easthampton
#amagansett
#longisland
#beaches
#sunshine
#sunnyday
#3dfun
#newyork

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Tomorrow The Presidents Stuck in the Bathtub, Part 1LIVE ON FACEBOOK! WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 AT 3:30PM D...
05/19/2020

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Tomorrow

The Presidents Stuck in the Bathtub, Part 1
LIVE ON FACEBOOK! WEDNESDAY, MAY 20 AT 3:30PM

Did you know? Due to his portly size, William Howard Taft, the 27th president of the United States, was rumored to have been stuck in a bathtub at the White House. Find out fun facts, playful stories, and historical anecdotes about our presidents through poetry in this two-part series, LIVE on Facebook. The program is based on the book by Susan Katz

# museumfromhome
#wemissourfriends
#presidents
#easthampton
#amagansett
#poets
#poetry
#fun
#historyisfun
#sofo
#newyork
#eastend
#longisland

FROM OUR COLLECTIONA postcard from 1903! Published by Felix Dominy & Son, East Hampton, L.I.#easthampton#amagansett#post...
05/18/2020

FROM OUR COLLECTION

A postcard from 1903!
Published by Felix Dominy & Son, East Hampton, L.I.

#easthampton
#amagansett
#postacards
#sagharbor
#fromourcollection
#museumfromhome
#fun
#nysmuseums
#wemissourfriends
#staywell
#hamptons
#windmills
#hamptonsartsnetwork
#montauk

Happy birthday Mary Nimmo Moran!!!
05/16/2020

Happy birthday Mary Nimmo Moran!!!

This month we are celebrating these five inspiring artists who all had May birthdays: Matilda Browne (born May 8, 1869), Frederic Church (born May 4, 1862), Mary Nimmo Moran (born May 16, 1842), Ann Norton (born May 2, 1905), and John F. Peto (born May 21, 1854). Learn more about each of these artists through their respective home & studio pages: Florence Griswold Museum, Olana State Historic Site, East Hampton Historical Society, Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, and the John F. Peto Studio Museum.

Image Credits:
Matilda Browne pictured in "The Fox Chase" (cropped) a painting by Henry Rankin Poore. Collection of Florence Griswold Museum.
Frederic Church, Photo by Matthew Brady (cropped), 1855-1865, courtesy of The Library of Congress Prints and Photo Division.
To learn more about Mary Nimmo Moran, visit East Hampton Historical Society.
Ann Norton, photo courtesy of Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens.
A self-portrait photograph of Peto posed near the staircase in his studio. Collection of the John F. Peto Studio Museum.

Celebrate MuseumWeek2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!Why did you go into the museum f...
05/15/2020

Celebrate MuseumWeek2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!
Why did you go into the museum field and what is your earliest memory related to museums?

Marianne Howard (Director of Visitor Experience)
“The first museum I remember visiting is the Old Bethpage Village Restoration in the fourth grade. I would later go on to work there one summer in college, as I changed my major to Anthropology (from Biology) and discovered that I wanted to make museums my career. I wanted to make learning about history fun. The part of my job that I enjoy the most is the ability to provide the families of East Hampton with enjoyable and memorable experiences at our programs and events.”


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#togetherMW
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#oldbethpagevillage

05/14/2020
Curator Clips!

Enjoy this mini talk by our Chief Curator, Richard Barons as he shares stories about our collection and East Hampton.
Today, hear about the Moran Studio...it's Electric!!

For full video, check it out on our page!

#museumfromhome
#curatorclips
#nysmuseums
#wemissourfriends
#easthamptonvillage
#easthampton
#amagansett

#fromourcollection
#stories
#staywell
#hamptons
#history

#electric

#thomasmoran

Celebrate MuseumWeek2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!Why did you go into the museum f...
05/14/2020

Celebrate MuseumWeek2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!
Why did you go into the museum field and what is your earliest memory related to museums?

Maria Vann (Executive Director)
“My earliest memory of a museum was at the Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium when I was about 8 years old. I was fascinated by creatures in bottles, the wide-open lawn, and of course, the stars. I entered the museum field because of my love of history & art and visit museums often. I especially love Dutch art and historic ships. My favorite part of museum work is imparting stories of people through exhibitions in fun and interactive ways.”

#MuseumMomentsMW
#togetherMW
#easthampton
#amagansett
#museumfromhome
#museums
#art
#nysmuseums
#hamptons
#dutchart
#vanderbiltmuseum
#historicships
#maritimehistory
#paintings

05/13/2020

Stuck at Home Poetry: Paul Revere's Ride

Celebrate MuseumWeek2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!Why did you go into the museum f...
05/13/2020

Celebrate MuseumWeek2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!

Why did you go into the museum field and what is your earliest memory related to museums?

Kue John Lor (Curator of Collections)
Growing up, the only museums I went to were during school field trips and I did not think twice about them. Nearing my last year in college, I did not know what I was going to do with a history degree, but I knew I did not want to teach in a classroom. I also wanted to study abroad, so I researched the American Museum in Britain in Bath, England and spent my final fall semester there as an intern. It was there that I discovered how complex and exciting museums can be and decided that this was the path I wanted to pursue. After graduation I interned at the Hancock Shaker Village and the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Sites. A colleague told me that the best place for me to pursue graduate studies was at the Cooperstown Graduate Program. CGP gave me a lot of insight and opened an exciting world of meaningful possibilities in the museum field for the public good.

#togetherMW
#easthampton
#amagansett
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#art
#nysmuseums
#hamptons
#americanmuseuminbritain
#shaker
#roosevelt
#cooperstowngraduateprogram

05/12/2020
"Captain Kidd," A Pirate Story with Captain Cataletto

Ahoy Matey…Join us for a fun talk with Captain Cataletto about one of the most well know pirates, William Kidd! "Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless pirate. The legend of his vast hidden treasure on Gardiner's Island has captivated people for over 300 years. Join educator, David Cataletto to hear the real legend about the lost treasure and the morbid end of this successful New York sea captain turned cut-throat pirate."

Celebrate MuseumWeek2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!Why did you go into the museum f...
05/12/2020

Celebrate MuseumWeek2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!

Why did you go into the museum field and what is your earliest memory related to museums? Each day this week, we will share each day their responses.

Nina McManus (Program Assistant)

“I always loved creating art and knew it was a powerful means of expression, but I didn’t truly appreciate viewing art until I began studying Art History in High School. It helped me realize how reflective art was, telling the personal stories of the artist, commenting on the social or political climate during the creation of art. I wanted to work in the museum field, specifically in East Hampton, to learn more about the history of this area as depicted through art. There is so much I never knew about East Hampton until working at the Society and I greatly enjoy this time of learning. The first museum I ever went to was the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which continues to be my favorite museum because of the vast collection it displays.”

#CultureInQuarantineMW
#togetherMW
#easthampton
#amagansett
#museumfromhome
#museums
#art
#nysmuseums
#hamptons

Celebrate MuseumWeek 2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!We asked our staff, why did you...
05/11/2020

Celebrate MuseumWeek 2020, a worldwide festival of cultural institutions on social media!

We asked our staff, why did you go into the museum field and what is your earliest memory related to museums? Each day this week we will share their responses.

Richard Barons (Chief Curator)
“Over 65 years ago I was taken to the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY and saw my first Rembrandt. I’ve been roaming around museums ever since. I love the history of culture and when I’m not working in museums, I’m visiting them. My favorite part of my job is passing on my enthusiasm for artifacts and using them to teach how they help us understand people and periods from the past.”

#CultureInQuarantineMW
#togetherMW
#easthampton
#amagansett
#museumfromhome
#museums
#art
#nysmuseums
#hamptons

Happy Mother’s Day to our friends!#mothersday #momsofinstagram #godmothers #grandmothers #allkindsofmothers #happy #enjo...
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day to our friends!

#mothersday
#momsofinstagram
#godmothers
#grandmothers
#allkindsofmothers
#happy
#enjoy
#wemissourfriends
#museumfromhome
#easthampton
#amagansett
#hamptons

05/09/2020

A windy, wavy day on the East End!

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#amagansettchamberofcommerce
#beaches
#hamptons
#sandandsun
#sandandsea
#wind
#easthampton

05/08/2020
Your Person Family Stories!

Your Personal Family Stories!

This week, Marianne Howard shared a program about how to make you own museum at home.

As another example, Kue John Lor, Curator of Collections shares his own Hmong family story from his personal collection of objects at home.

Watch the full video on Facebook and then try this for yourself. We would love to hear about your special family objects that tell a story about your family.

#museumfromhome
#museums
#nysmuseums
#mystory
#wemissourfriends
#familyhistory
#hmong
#heritage
#stories
#makeyourownmuseum
#culturalheritage
#hamptons
#easthampton
#amagansett

05/07/2020
Colonial Wig

Curator Clips!

Enjoy this mini talk by our Chief Curator, Richard Barons as he shares stories about our collection and East Hampton.
Today, learn about a very rare colonial wig!.

For full video, check it out on our page!

#museumfromhome
#curatorclips
#nysmuseums
#wemissourfriends
#easthamptonvillage
#easthampton
#amagansett
#fromourcollection
#stories
#staywell
#hamptons
#history
#wigs

05/06/2020

My Museum at Home: Create your own museum exhibit from May 6, 2020.

Some garden beauty at the Osborn-Jackson House!#easthampton #gardens #pan #flowers #flowersofinstagram #gardensofinstagr...
05/06/2020

Some garden beauty at the Osborn-Jackson House!

#easthampton
#gardens
#pan
#flowers
#flowersofinstagram
#gardensofinstagram
#hamptons
#hamptonslife

Mark your calendars!Ahoy Matey…Join us for a fun talk with Captain Cataletto about one of the most well know pirates, Wi...
05/05/2020

Mark your calendars!

Ahoy Matey…Join us for a fun talk with Captain Cataletto about one of the most well know pirates, William Kidd!

“Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless pirate. The legend of his vast hidden treasure on Gardiner's Island has captivated people for over 300 years.”

Join educator, David Cataletto to hear the real legend about the lost treasure and the morbid end of this successful New York sea captain turned cut-throat pirate.

The recorded talk will be posted on Facebook, Tuesday, May 12 at 3:30pm.

#easthampton
#amagansett
#gardinersisland
#pirates
#captainkidd
#ahoy
#historyisfun
#museumfromhome
#nysmuseums

TOMORROW! Live programs for Families on Facebook!MY MUSEUM AT HOME; Create your own Museum/exhibitWednesday, May 6 at 3:...
05/05/2020

TOMORROW! Live programs for Families on Facebook!

MY MUSEUM AT HOME; Create your own Museum/exhibit

Wednesday, May 6 at 3:30pm

Museums are places of inspiration, exploration, learning, or simply enjoying neat and beautiful “stuff!” Join the East Hampton Historical Society as we share ideas about how to use objects from your own room or house to create your own exhibit. In the end, your exhibit will tell your own unique story through objects that hold personal or family meaning. LIVE on Facebook.

#museumfromhome
#wemissourfriends
#easthampton
#easthamptonvillage
#amagansett
#easthamptonschools
#hamptons
#historyisfun
#nysmuseums
#longisland

FROM OUR COLLECTIONDon't you just love this postcard from 1910? Its addressed to a Miss Elsie Snyder, Slocum Park, Flatb...
05/04/2020

FROM OUR COLLECTION

Don't you just love this postcard from 1910?

Its addressed to a Miss Elsie Snyder, Slocum Park, Flatbush.

#easthampton
#amagansett
#postacards
#sagharbor
#fromourcollection
#museumfromhome
#fun
#nysmuseums
#wemissourfriends
#staywell
#hamptons
#farming
#farms
#hamptonsartsnetwork
#montauk

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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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**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to the Greater New York City Metro Area Heritage (Historical and Genealogical) Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island to honor their Ancestors, and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. For more information and Support Letter Writing Instructions, use the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx
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Hello, I`am looking for any Edwards descendants still living in East Hampton, who would know the?? genealogy of Jphn Edwards & Mary Stanborough
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