East Hampton Historical Farm Museum

East Hampton Historical Farm Museum A living history museum focusing on Bonac families who farmed the land and local waters during 1880s-1930s. We host discussions and community events.
(3)

Mailing address:
East Hampton Historical Farm Museum
P.O. Box 3037
East Hampton, NY 11937 In this restored farmhouse, East Hampton history during the 1880s-1930s comes alive. We are a unique living history museum where visitors can not only look at authentically furnished rooms but also can touch most of the objects on display.

Operating as usual

I.Y. Halsey in front of the original bicycle repair shop- behind Muchmore’s Drug Store, on Main Street, East Hampton. c....
07/03/2021

I.Y. Halsey in front of the original bicycle repair shop- behind Muchmore’s Drug Store, on Main Street, East Hampton. c.1906
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory #vintagebike

An exciting activity for the holiday weekend! #easthampton #easthamptonhistory #easthamptonstar
07/02/2021

An exciting activity for the holiday weekend! #easthampton #easthamptonhistory #easthamptonstar

July 10th at 1pm: Dell Cullum, iconic animal rescuer, author, photographer,and film maker, will talk about his newest ch...
06/28/2021

July 10th at 1pm: Dell Cullum, iconic animal rescuer, author, photographer,and film maker, will talk about his newest children's book about his squirrel! Joining him is illustrator Michelle Mott and Athena the owl.
East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, 131 North Main and Cedar Street.
Donations welcome and books for sale!

https://www.imaginationnature.com

July 10th at 1pm: Dell Cullum, iconic animal rescuer, author, photographer,and film maker, will talk about his newest children's book about his squirrel! Joining him is illustrator Michelle Mott and Athena the owl.
East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, 131 North Main and Cedar Street.
Donations welcome and books for sale!

https://www.imaginationnature.com

06/19/2021

What a beautiful day! This garden is gorgeous, we had little kids playing with planes and dogs fetching tennis balls in the yard. So glad we are able to enjoy this lovely spot. ☀️🌼😊

What a beautiful day! This garden is gorgeous, we had little kids playing with planes and dogs fetching tennis balls in ...
06/19/2021

What a beautiful day! This garden is gorgeous, we had little kids playing with planes and dogs fetching tennis balls in the yard. So glad we are able to enjoy this lovely spot. ☀️🌼😊

What a beautiful day! This garden is gorgeous, we had little kids playing with planes and dogs fetching tennis balls in the yard. So glad we are able to enjoy this lovely spot. ☀️🌼😊

Dell Cullum, iconic animal rescuer, author, photographer,and film maker, comes to chat about his newest children's book ...
06/16/2021

Dell Cullum, iconic animal rescuer, author, photographer,and film maker, comes to chat about his newest children's book about his squirrel! He comes with his illustrator Michelle Mott and his owl Athena.
July 10th at 1pm at the Farm Museum, 131 North Main and Cedar Street. Donations welcome and books for sale!

Dell Cullum, iconic animal rescuer, author, photographer,and film maker, comes to chat about his newest children's book about his squirrel! He comes with his illustrator Michelle Mott and his owl Athena.
July 10th at 1pm at the Farm Museum, 131 North Main and Cedar Street. Donations welcome and books for sale!

Giant Still Raided at Northwest Last Week! #easthampton #easthamptonhistory #easthamptonstar
06/08/2021

Giant Still Raided at Northwest Last Week!
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory #easthamptonstar

Giant Still Raided at Northwest Last Week!
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory #easthamptonstar

Come on down to our yard sale!!
05/31/2021

Come on down to our yard sale!!

Come on down to our yard sale!!

05/31/2021

Yard Sale at Noon today!

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their vir...
05/31/2021

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

“For love of country they accepted death, and thus resolved all doubts, and made immortal their patriotism and their virtue.”

05/29/2021

Yard sale postponed! Details soon....

See you Saturday! 10-3 at the Farm Museum. Opening Day, Antiques & Yard Sale, Live Music! Job Potter & the Popsicles wit...
05/26/2021

See you Saturday! 10-3 at the Farm Museum. Opening Day, Antiques & Yard Sale, Live Music! Job Potter & the Popsicles with special guest Steven Telulsky. East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, 131 North Main Street, East Hampton

See you Saturday! 10-3 at the Farm Museum. Opening Day, Antiques & Yard Sale, Live Music! Job Potter & the Popsicles with special guest Steven Telulsky. East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, 131 North Main Street, East Hampton

East Hampton Historical Farm Museum Opening
05/25/2021
East Hampton Historical Farm Museum Opening

East Hampton Historical Farm Museum Opening

The East Hampton Historical Farm Museum will re-open on Saturday, May 29, with a huge yard sale. The sale take place from 10 AM to 3 PM, rain or shine. Guests will find art, antiques and household items. Job Potter and The Popsicles will perform. The museum is located at 131 North Main Street on the...

School portrait taken in 1921 of third grade students, East Hampton, N.Y. Notation on reverse identifies the teacher as ...
05/22/2021

School portrait taken in 1921 of third grade students, East Hampton, N.Y. Notation on reverse identifies the teacher as "Miss DeCastro." Top Row: Lillian Spellman, Mary Wazcalooski(?), Helen McMahon, Margaret Kreipler, Christine Mott, Ida Warner. Second Row: Albert Lester, Eddie Mott, (Unknown) King, Alfred King, Peter Mackin, Frank Reiser, Anthony Libert, Alice Whitehead, Betty Smith (daughter of Raymond A. Smith), Anna Kriepler, Josephine Valentine, Josephine Passamonte, Rose Libert, Sue Woolnow, Lillian Parsons, (Unknown) Osborne Front Row: Alec MacClosky(?), Gurt Schenck, Ronie Marasca, Donald King, Harold Rampe

Information about this image was provided by the family of Josephine Passamonte DeAmario (1914-2006). Her son notes that Josephine's childhood friend Rose Libert was later known as Rose Dragotta

The Long Island Collection, East Hampton Library

#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

School portrait taken in 1921 of third grade students, East Hampton, N.Y. Notation on reverse identifies the teacher as "Miss DeCastro." Top Row: Lillian Spellman, Mary Wazcalooski(?), Helen McMahon, Margaret Kreipler, Christine Mott, Ida Warner. Second Row: Albert Lester, Eddie Mott, (Unknown) King, Alfred King, Peter Mackin, Frank Reiser, Anthony Libert, Alice Whitehead, Betty Smith (daughter of Raymond A. Smith), Anna Kriepler, Josephine Valentine, Josephine Passamonte, Rose Libert, Sue Woolnow, Lillian Parsons, (Unknown) Osborne Front Row: Alec MacClosky(?), Gurt Schenck, Ronie Marasca, Donald King, Harold Rampe

Information about this image was provided by the family of Josephine Passamonte DeAmario (1914-2006). Her son notes that Josephine's childhood friend Rose Libert was later known as Rose Dragotta

The Long Island Collection, East Hampton Library

#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

Saturday, May 29th, 10am-3pm- Opening Day Antiques & Yard Sale! Join us for some great music with Job Potter and The Pop...
05/18/2021

Saturday, May 29th, 10am-3pm- Opening Day Antiques & Yard Sale! Join us for some great music with Job Potter and The Popsicles while browsing our sale. We look forward to seeing you!
131 North Main Street @ Cedar Street, East Hampton (across from E.H. Fire Dept.)

Saturday, May 29th, 10am-3pm- Opening Day Antiques & Yard Sale! Join us for some great music with Job Potter and The Popsicles while browsing our sale. We look forward to seeing you!
131 North Main Street @ Cedar Street, East Hampton (across from E.H. Fire Dept.)

Happy Mother’s Day! 💐🥰Rowe’s East Hampton PharmacyEast Hampton Candy KitchenKip Hat Shop#easthampton #easthamptonhistory...
05/09/2021

Happy Mother’s Day! 💐🥰
Rowe’s East Hampton Pharmacy
East Hampton Candy Kitchen
Kip Hat Shop
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory
East Hampton Library, long Island Collection
East Hampton Star

Happy May Day! Check out East Hampton High School’s 1930 festival!
05/01/2021

Happy May Day! Check out East Hampton High School’s 1930 festival!

Have you ever made May Day baskets?
05/01/2021

Have you ever made May Day baskets?

Our membership drive and Capital Campaign for 2021 is now beginning. We hope to open on May 29. If you did not receive a...
04/25/2021

Our membership drive and Capital Campaign for 2021 is now beginning. We hope to open on May 29. If you did not receive a letter but wish to support us we would be most grateful.

Membership dues-
$35 Single
$65 Family

Dues and donations are our only means of support. They pay for programs and utilities. All donations will be acknowledged and membership card sent. We appreciate your assistance.

Please mail to:
East Hampton Historical Farm Museum
PO Box 3037
East Hampton, NY 11937

Thank You!

Our membership drive and Capital Campaign for 2021 is now beginning. We hope to open on May 29. If you did not receive a letter but wish to support us we would be most grateful.

Membership dues-
$35 Single
$65 Family

Dues and donations are our only means of support. They pay for programs and utilities. All donations will be acknowledged and membership card sent. We appreciate your assistance.

Please mail to:
East Hampton Historical Farm Museum
PO Box 3037
East Hampton, NY 11937

Thank You!

04/18/2021
The Amagansett- Sag Harbor “Limited”. East Hampton Star, Friday, April 23, 1926. #easthamptonhistory #easthampton
04/12/2021

The Amagansett- Sag Harbor “Limited”.
East Hampton Star, Friday, April 23, 1926.
#easthamptonhistory #easthampton

Happy Easter! #easthampton #easthamptonhistory #easthamptonstar
04/04/2021

Happy Easter!
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory #easthamptonstar

Thank you James Lane Post!https://jameslanepost.com/the-east-hampton-historical-farm-museum-preserving-bonac-history/03/...
03/30/2021
The East Hampton Historical Farm Museum: Preserving Bonac History

Thank you James Lane Post!

https://jameslanepost.com/the-east-hampton-historical-farm-museum-preserving-bonac-history/03/27/2021/Hamptons-News-Happenings?fbclid=IwAR0RZzgbiaT4p_-5aZxMM_tQStKRhT0ThP4yA3QDvOwvua5aJg2KJbfwtmk

The goal of the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, situated on the corner of Cedar Street and North Main Street, is to preserve Bonac history and culture. The museum is focused on the Bonac families who farmed the local land between the years of 1880 and 1930. “I’m a 12th generation Bonacker,....

Our Mailing address is:East Hampton Historical Farm MuseumP.O. Box 3037East Hampton, NY 11937Annual membership is just $...
03/22/2021

Our Mailing address is:
East Hampton Historical Farm Museum
P.O. Box 3037
East Hampton, NY 11937

Annual membership is just $40, and helps us keep our work of preserving Bonac history going. If you are able, please consider supporting us.

Photo from East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection.

Caption on reverse reads: Main Street. The building at the right, now occupied by the Osborn Insurance Agency, was the Libert barber shop. The iron railing enclosed a sidewalk stairway leading to a pool parlor in the basement. The adjoining building with the four columns was the new Post Office built after the 1907 fire. Copy by C. Frank Dayton.

#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

Our Mailing address is:
East Hampton Historical Farm Museum
P.O. Box 3037
East Hampton, NY 11937

Annual membership is just $40, and helps us keep our work of preserving Bonac history going. If you are able, please consider supporting us.

Photo from East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection.

Caption on reverse reads: Main Street. The building at the right, now occupied by the Osborn Insurance Agency, was the Libert barber shop. The iron railing enclosed a sidewalk stairway leading to a pool parlor in the basement. The adjoining building with the four columns was the new Post Office built after the 1907 fire. Copy by C. Frank Dayton.

#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

Can you help us?The Farm Museum is looking for someone who loves gardening and would enjoy maintaining and enhancing our...
03/22/2021

Can you help us?
The Farm Museum is looking for someone who loves gardening and would enjoy maintaining and enhancing our beginners gardens at the Farm with indigenous plants to feed the eye and the bees. 🌸 🐦 🐝
The only payment is the joy of working with committed volunteers on a public gem in the middle of East Hampton. 🌞
Matt Lester's Garden is maintained by his family.
Please message us! ✍️🧑‍🌾
#easthampton

Can you help us?
The Farm Museum is looking for someone who loves gardening and would enjoy maintaining and enhancing our beginners gardens at the Farm with indigenous plants to feed the eye and the bees. 🌸 🐦 🐝
The only payment is the joy of working with committed volunteers on a public gem in the middle of East Hampton. 🌞
Matt Lester's Garden is maintained by his family.
Please message us! ✍️🧑‍🌾
#easthampton

Dear Friends:  We at the Farm Museum will be meeting in April to plan for our 2021 opening in May!  We hope that you wil...
03/19/2021

Dear Friends:
We at the Farm Museum will be meeting in April to plan for our 2021 opening in May!
We hope that you will send us some new ideas for activities this year. We are always hopeful someone will be inspired to join us with new energy and creativity to make Bonac smile again.
Please message me if you are interested in joining us, or have an idea for an outdoor activity. Prudence

Dear Friends:
We at the Farm Museum will be meeting in April to plan for our 2021 opening in May!
We hope that you will send us some new ideas for activities this year. We are always hopeful someone will be inspired to join us with new energy and creativity to make Bonac smile again.
Please message me if you are interested in joining us, or have an idea for an outdoor activity. Prudence

Frances Gardiner Collins and her daughters, Frances & Mary, at the Montauk Horse Show. In preparation for the "Fall Supp...
03/08/2021

Frances Gardiner Collins and her daughters, Frances & Mary, at the Montauk Horse Show. In preparation for the "Fall Supper Ride" in Montauk, New York.
The Long Island Collection, East Hampton Library
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

Frances Gardiner Collins and her daughters, Frances & Mary, at the Montauk Horse Show. In preparation for the "Fall Supper Ride" in Montauk, New York.
The Long Island Collection, East Hampton Library
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

Caption on reverse reads: This building on Newtown Lane, now known as the "East End Hardware Store," has a very interest...
02/28/2021

Caption on reverse reads: This building on Newtown Lane, now known as the "East End Hardware Store," has a very interesting history. As shown here it is owned by Asa O. Jones, a former East Hampton builder, whose carpenter shop stood on a portion of the present village parking lot on the north side of Newtown lane. The basement of this building was used as a plumbing shop, operated by Mr. Fred Ross. About 1915, the second story was converted to "Majestic Theatre," East Hampton's first regular movie house. The opening at the left, where the bicycle stands against the tree, was an alley-way for the use of wagons. The adjoining doorway was used as an access to both the basement plumbing shop and the second story theatre, and since each one required an entrance from the street, some way had to be found to accommodate both. Mr. Jones, being an excellent builder, devised a very ingenious solution. During the day when the theatre was not in use, one opened the door and descended directly down a flight of stairs to the basement. In the evening, when the theatre was opened, an overhead stairway mounted on hinges was lowered with a rope and pulled directly over the basement stairs and theatre patrons ascended directly from the street. In later years, when it was no longer used as a theatre, the name was changed to "Majestic Hall." Through the 1920's it was a very popular dance hall, and also used as a gathering place for many village affairs. Copy by C. Frank Dayton.
East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

Caption on reverse reads: This building on Newtown Lane, now known as the "East End Hardware Store," has a very interesting history. As shown here it is owned by Asa O. Jones, a former East Hampton builder, whose carpenter shop stood on a portion of the present village parking lot on the north side of Newtown lane. The basement of this building was used as a plumbing shop, operated by Mr. Fred Ross. About 1915, the second story was converted to "Majestic Theatre," East Hampton's first regular movie house. The opening at the left, where the bicycle stands against the tree, was an alley-way for the use of wagons. The adjoining doorway was used as an access to both the basement plumbing shop and the second story theatre, and since each one required an entrance from the street, some way had to be found to accommodate both. Mr. Jones, being an excellent builder, devised a very ingenious solution. During the day when the theatre was not in use, one opened the door and descended directly down a flight of stairs to the basement. In the evening, when the theatre was opened, an overhead stairway mounted on hinges was lowered with a rope and pulled directly over the basement stairs and theatre patrons ascended directly from the street. In later years, when it was no longer used as a theatre, the name was changed to "Majestic Hall." Through the 1920's it was a very popular dance hall, and also used as a gathering place for many village affairs. Copy by C. Frank Dayton.
East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

Ready for a sleigh ride? #easthampton #easthamptonhistory
02/19/2021

Ready for a sleigh ride? #easthampton #easthamptonhistory

Ready for a sleigh ride? #easthampton #easthamptonhistory

Happy Valentine’s Day! Newspaper clippings from the East Hampton Star, Friday, February 14, 1919. #easthampton
02/13/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Newspaper clippings from the East Hampton Star, Friday, February 14, 1919. #easthampton

02/08/2021

We shout out to Jen Edwards for her fabulous pictures showing East Hampton in years past!. In these troubled times, they provide a moment of sweet relief and remembrance. Come to visit us later this year, we have great things planned for 2021!!

McCann's Meat and Fish Market.This store stood by the sidewalk directly in front of the present easterly extension to Gu...
02/08/2021

McCann's Meat and Fish Market.
This store stood by the sidewalk directly in front of the present easterly extension to Guild Hall.
Some distance back from the store, in about the center of what is now Pond View Lane, stood the smoke house where home cured hams and bacons were prepared.
Copy by C. Frank Dayton.
East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

McCann's Meat and Fish Market.
This store stood by the sidewalk directly in front of the present easterly extension to Guild Hall.
Some distance back from the store, in about the center of what is now Pond View Lane, stood the smoke house where home cured hams and bacons were prepared.
Copy by C. Frank Dayton.
East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection
#easthampton #easthamptonhistory

01/25/2021
Our handy Hoosier cabinet was a very popular kitchen accessory a hundred years ago, and it’s still a pretty neat piece!
01/16/2021

Our handy Hoosier cabinet was a very popular kitchen accessory a hundred years ago, and it’s still a pretty neat piece!

Our handy Hoosier cabinet was a very popular kitchen accessory a hundred years ago, and it’s still a pretty neat piece!

Address

131 North Main Street @ Cedar Street
East Hampton, NY
11937

Opening Hours

Saturday 11:00 - 15:00

Telephone

(631) 324-3892

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when East Hampton Historical Farm Museum posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Museum

Send a message to East Hampton Historical Farm Museum:

Videos

Category

Nearby museums


Other History Museums in East Hampton

Show All

Comments

Love the cover photos... I bought both maps some time ago...all of Mom's family is noted on them!
Eagles Eye
My company Eagles Eye Donated time to this amazing museum it was our pleasure to finally post this... Eagles Eye
Outdoor Movie Niight has been rescheduled for SATURDAY, JULY 28 at 8:30 p.m. Come early to hesr some foot stompin' country music starting at 7:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs/blankets for your viewing comfort. The evening promises to be great fun for the whole family!
SATURDAY, JULY 28 is the rescheduled date for our Music and Outdoor Movies nightl. Two local country bands will start playing at 7:30 PM and the featured classic movie, "The Princess Bride" will start at 8:30 PM. Please bring your own lawn chairs or blankets for sitting on the grass. Saturday night at the Lester Homestead promises to be fun for the whole family!
THE OUTDOOR MOVIE AND LIVE BANDS ARE RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 28. Music at 7:30 PM and movie starts at 8:30 PM. Fun for the whole family!
THE OUTDOOR MOVIE AND LIVE BANDS ARE RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 28. Music at 7:30 PM and the Princess Bride movie starts at 8:30 PM. Fun for the whole family!
THE OUTDOOR MOVIE AND LIVE BANDS ARE RESCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY, JULY 28. Music at 7:30 PM and movie starts at 8:30 PM. Fun for the whole family!
Look what just showed up!! I’m so excited! Thank you so much Alice Woods and team! I can’t wait to get started! ❤️