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.
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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.

East Hampton Historical Farm Museum
04/18/2019

East Hampton Historical Farm Museum

For anyone curious in learning how an interest in history can become a profession, we have an upcoming program at East Hampton Library, May 4th, 3:00. All are welcome! #easthamptonhistory #easthampton #historycareer

04/18/2019

If anyone knows of a student that could use some community service hours, please let them know that the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum needs some help! We need help on Saturdays and weekends during the summer, but any time that a volunteer is able to give us is really appreciated! Adult volunteers are also needed 😃

For anyone curious in learning how an interest in history can become a profession, we have an upcoming program at East H...
04/18/2019

For anyone curious in learning how an interest in history can become a profession, we have an upcoming program at East Hampton Library, May 4th, 3:00. All are welcome! #easthamptonhistory #easthampton #historycareer

Our opening day is coming soon! We will be having a barn sale, the terrific Potter Tekulsky will be playing, the weather...
04/17/2019

Our opening day is coming soon! We will be having a barn sale, the terrific Potter Tekulsky will be playing, the weather will be warm, the sun will be shining... Bring your lunch and have a picnic, tour the house and barn to see our new fascinating exhibits! See you there! #easthamptonhistory #easthampton

We are in need of a few things!Can you help us find: -An old, worn pair of boy's overalls or Levi's for display, size 6-...
04/16/2019

We are in need of a few things!
Can you help us find:
-An old, worn pair of boy's overalls or Levi's for display, size 6-10.
-Boy's solid color long sleeved shirt, size 6-10.
-Girl's white blouse, plain, long or short sleeved, size 8-12.
Note: not you child's favorite, but something outgrown, to be used for costumes or display.
-A large black golf umbrella, to be loaned to the museum for the first week of December.
If you can help us with any of these things, please call Alice Wood at 631 329 5720.

Our Capital Campaign and Membership Drive is underway until May 4th. All donations will be acknowledged. Thank you for y...
04/12/2019

Our Capital Campaign and Membership Drive is underway until May 4th. All donations will be acknowledged. Thank you for your support!
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 3037,
East Hampton, NY 11937
#easthamptonhistory #easthampton

Our Capital Campaign and Membership Drive is underway until May 4th. All donations will be acknowledged. Thank you for y...
04/12/2019

Our Capital Campaign and Membership Drive is underway until May 4th. All donations will be acknowledged. Thank you for your support!
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 3037,
East Hampton, NY 11937

The caption on this photo says ‘Aunt Daught & Great Grandma H-S-H’. Such a sweet photo!
04/05/2019

The caption on this photo says ‘Aunt Daught & Great Grandma H-S-H’. Such a sweet photo!

Our wonderful friend Jacques, tending the herb garden a few years ago. Those herbs will be leading out again soon! Our o...
03/30/2019

Our wonderful friend Jacques, tending the herb garden a few years ago. Those herbs will be leading out again soon! Our opening day is Saturday, April 27th. See you there! #easthampton #easthamptonhistory

A little off-season touch up. Alice had these volunteers (community service hours for high school students!!) repaint so...
03/26/2019

A little off-season touch up. Alice had these volunteers (community service hours for high school students!!) repaint some carriage wheels. We have a couple of newly spiffed up carriages and sleighs. Come see them when we open on Saturday, April 27th. #easthamptonhistory #easthampton

Originally, this property was common ground. In the 1700’s the Dominy Family operated a wind powered saw mill here. Mo...
03/23/2019

Originally, this property was common ground. In the 1700’s the Dominy Family operated a wind powered saw mill here. Most lumber in the old houses was mulled here. Over the years the Dominys built and ran at least three different mills, as several burned down and had to be replaced. This saw blade is a reminder of all the lumber milled here. #easthampton #easthamptonhistory #dominy @ East Hampton Historical Farm Museum

Still true- you need a permit to take shellfish from town waters. #easthampton  #easthamptonhistory
03/16/2019

Still true- you need a permit to take shellfish from town waters. #easthampton #easthamptonhistory

East Hampton baseball team players from the 1920’s. Does anyone remember any of these guys? Can you share any East Ham...
03/12/2019

East Hampton baseball team players from the 1920’s. Does anyone remember any of these guys? Can you share any East Hampton baseball stories, photos, mementos?

Who doesn’t love their favorite big comfy chair? This Lester chair called the “big ass chair” was built for one of...
03/10/2019

Who doesn’t love their favorite big comfy chair? This Lester chair called the “big ass chair” was built for one of Roy Lester uncles. 😄 #easthampton #easthamptonhistory

03/06/2019

We are in need of old white shirts, blouses or costumes, to be restyled as needed, for an upcoming project. Women’s large, men’s large and girls medium or large. Please call Alice Wood at 631-329-5720.

Here is another view of the cast iron Tillinghast stove. From the patent dates on the side, it must be after 1918.
03/06/2019

Here is another view of the cast iron Tillinghast stove. From the patent dates on the side, it must be after 1918.

This cast iron stove came from the Tillinghast Farm which was located on the corner of Woods Lane and Georgica Rd. Donat...
03/05/2019

This cast iron stove came from the Tillinghast Farm which was located on the corner of Woods Lane and Georgica Rd. Donated by Tom Tillinghast.

September 1908, East Hampton Star, Baseball club report.
02/24/2019

September 1908, East Hampton Star, Baseball club report.

02/18/2019

East Hampton Star, June 28th, 1895- The East Hampton baseball club changes its name from ‘Eelpots’ to ‘Excelsior’. 😄

Can you guess what we’re working on for this coming season? We are all very excited and we think everyone is going to ...
01/26/2019

Can you guess what we’re working on for this coming season? We are all very excited and we think everyone is going to love it!

From The County Review, July 2, 1915....

This book is loaded with information on the farm museum and it’s history. Remember to have a look when you visit. Our ...
01/22/2019

This book is loaded with information on the farm museum and it’s history. Remember to have a look when you visit. Our spring opening date is April 27th. #easthamptonhistory #easthampton

Does anyone still make quilts? These are just a couple from our collection, both from the 1920’s. If you have an heirl...
01/15/2019

Does anyone still make quilts? These are just a couple from our collection, both from the 1920’s. If you have an heirloom quilt, share a photo! #easthamptonhistory #easthampton #vintagequilt #historicfarm @ East Hampton Historical Farm Museum

This is a washbowl and pitcher from the Talmage family on Willow Hill. While the Museum is closed for winter, we are wor...
01/11/2019

This is a washbowl and pitcher from the Talmage family on Willow Hill. While the Museum is closed for winter, we are working on our projects for this year. Please let us know if you’d like to join us in our efforts to keep East Hampton’s history and traditions alive!

Edible East End
12/24/2018
Edible East End

Edible East End

The Bonacker Christmas menu would have included anything that could be caught or fished—wild turkey and deer were more than plentiful. Fishermen would have brought back fish, scallops, clams and even lobsters, which were plentiful on the East End back then.

Need a gift for someone special? Maybe someone who has moved away? Or someone who is new to the area? Any of these (or a...
12/16/2018

Need a gift for someone special? Maybe someone who has moved away? Or someone who is new to the area? Any of these (or all three) would be a thoughtful gift for someone hosting a holiday party! East Hampton book- $15, Springs book- $10, playing cards- $10.

12/11/2018

Another clip of author, Helen Harrison, reading from her book, ‘An Accidental Corpse’. This terrific book is an historical fiction based on Jackson Pollock’s death. Get yourself a copy! #easthampton #jacksonpollock #ashawaghhall

12/11/2018
East Hampton Historical Farm Museum

East Hampton Historical Farm Museum

Author Helen Harrison reading from her book, An Accidental Corpse, at our recent book club. Here, she has Earl Finch describing what a Bonacker is. 😄 #easthampton #bonacker

12/10/2018

Author Helen Harrison reading from her book, An Accidental Corpse, at our recent book club. Here, she has Earl Finch describing what a Bonacker is. 😄 #easthampton #bonacker

12/10/2018

Author Helen Harrison reading from her book, An Accidental Corpse, at our recent book club. Here, she has Earl Finch describing what a Bonacker is. 😄 #easthampton #bonacker

You can still read this book! Our book club meeting, *with the author*, is this coming Saturday (December 8th) at 1:00 a...
12/03/2018

You can still read this book! Our book club meeting, *with the author*, is this coming Saturday (December 8th) at 1:00 at the farm. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you’re hoping to attend. It’s a great book! #easthampton #jacksonpollock #bookclub

Sunny skies with rainbows while decorating Matthew’s tree today
12/01/2018

Sunny skies with rainbows while decorating Matthew’s tree today

While decorating Matthew’s tree, we noticed some rainbows. You can see a bit of this ‘sundog’ above the tree in th...
12/01/2018

While decorating Matthew’s tree, we noticed some rainbows. You can see a bit of this ‘sundog’ above the tree in the background. 💕🌈

12/01/2018

Richard Barons’ reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ has us feeling festive! . 🎄🎅🏼☃️🛷🎁🔔

There are so many fun things to do today, and the weather looks pretty good! We hope you’ll include us! Stop by at 1:0...
12/01/2018

There are so many fun things to do today, and the weather looks pretty good! We hope you’ll include us! Stop by at 1:00 for a bit of an old-fashioned holiday experience. Richard Barons will be reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and he will describe for us what the holidays were like back then. And at 2:00, we would love to have some help with decorating Matthew’s tree. We will have cookies and punch to share with everyone! See you later!

After the Parade on Saturday, come to the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum at 1:00 to hear Richard Barons read ‘Twa...
11/25/2018

After the Parade on Saturday, come to the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum at 1:00 to hear Richard Barons read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas’ and to learn how Christmas was celebrated around the turn of the century. Then, at 2:00, help us decorate Matthew’s tree. We will have last year’s ornaments ready to hang or you can bring one to add to the collection. Cookies and cider will help fuel the festivities!

On December 1st, from 2:00 to 3:30, we will be gathering to decorate Matthew's tree. Help us hang the ornaments from las...
11/20/2018

On December 1st, from 2:00 to 3:30, we will be gathering to decorate Matthew's tree.
Help us hang the ornaments from last year, or bring a new one. We would love to have you join us! Cookies and warm cider will be provided.

How is everyone doing with reading Helen Harrison’s book, An Accidental Corpse? Our meeting to discuss the book with t...
11/16/2018

How is everyone doing with reading Helen Harrison’s book, An Accidental Corpse? Our meeting to discuss the book with the author is on December 8th at 1:00. Please RSVP to our event listing.

Scout day at the farm!
11/13/2018

Scout day at the farm!

On Saturday we hosted a Scout Day for local boy scouts and girl scouts. They practiced scouting skills, toured the museu...
11/12/2018

On Saturday we hosted a Scout Day for local boy scouts and girl scouts. They practiced scouting skills, toured the museum and barn, learned about the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, received free harmonicas and lessons, and generally had a fun day. If you have more pictures please post them here.

11/11/2018
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On Veterans Day, remember all who served. Today is the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember them - 100 years ago, one of the deadliest wars in human history came to an end. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the First World War was over.

Watch live as the UK marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and follow events on our liveblog: http://po.st/AJE2S1

December 1st at 1:00, Richard Barons, executive director of the East Hampton Historical Society, will describe the Chris...
11/10/2018

December 1st at 1:00, Richard Barons, executive director of the East Hampton Historical Society, will describe the Christmas festivities that would have taken place at the Lester house. Come share the simple joys of turn of the century and listen to a reading of ‘‘twas the night before Christmas’!

Sky News
11/05/2018
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The Tower of London's moat has been filled with around 10,000 lit torches to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War

Yesterday, we had a group of local homeschoolers enjoy a presentation on metal detecting and then a tour of the farm hou...
10/30/2018

Yesterday, we had a group of local homeschoolers enjoy a presentation on metal detecting and then a tour of the farm house. We love to share our enthusiasm for history and see it spark in others! #easthamptonhistory #easthampton #farmmuseum #homeschool #thisplacematters

Yesterday, metal detecting expert, Peter Zegler, introduced a group of kids and parents to this fascinating activity tha...
10/30/2018

Yesterday, metal detecting expert, Peter Zegler, introduced a group of kids and parents to this fascinating activity that literally brings history up out of the ground. He talked about the equipment needed, the protocols to follow and the interesting artifacts he has found. The group enjoyed a demonstration and then participated in a dig at the farm museum. #easthampton #metaldetecting #farmmuseum #easthamptonhistory #homeschool

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

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(631) 324-3892

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