Sag Harbor Historical Society

Sag Harbor Historical Society The Annie Cooper Boyd House and Whaleboat Shop are open in season (Memorial Day until Columbus Day) Sat and Sun 1-4 pm. We are also open by appointment.
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The Sag Harbor Historical Society was established in 1985 with a mission to: -Promote and encourage public education and appreciation of Sag Harbor History -Work for the Preservation of Historical Buildings and Sites -Foster the Preservation of the Historic Character of the Village The Sag Harbor Historical Society supports the process and implementation of current village codes and welcomes the engagement and conversation with all those concerned with our ongoing Mission to ensure the unique historical nature of Sag Harbor Village.

07/06/2019
"The Point"

"The Point", the SHHS gala event, held on the beautiful Hersch property in North Haven directly behind the Point House, met nearly perfect conditions at every turn. There were specialty drinks and hors d'oeuvres, music, silent and live auctions, a raffle, ideal weather, and lots of good cheer. Our thanks to all who made this event such a resounding success.

06/25/2019

We're so excited to have our in-kind sponsors for The Point - a Gala Event helping us put together a beautiful night! Thanks to Designs By Mark Masone and Shelter Island Party Rental http://shelterislandpartyrental.com/ for making everything super festive!

A month ago, the 4th grade of Sag Harbor Elementary School visited the ACB House, home of the Sag Harbor Historical Soci...
06/20/2019

A month ago, the 4th grade of Sag Harbor Elementary School visited the ACB House, home of the Sag Harbor Historical Society; today, the 3rd graders arrived with lots of curiosity, energy, and chatter. Jack Youngs our VIce President was the leader for this event, pointing out all the nooks and crannies of the 1796 ACB House, giving perspective on the Whaleboat Shop, and tying it all in to their village, and its history. Before they left, Mr. Youngs brought out the rubber mallet and let those who wanted to ring the old school bell.

06/18/2019

Our July 5th The Point - a Gala Event is fast approaching, and it wouldn't be possible without our in-kind sponsors, so we'd like to thank a few more of our in-kind sponsors for helping us make this event extra special. Thanks to Plain-T, Saratoga Spring Water, and Montauk Hard Label Whiskey, we're looking forward to celebrating in less than a month with you!

06/10/2019

Do you have your tickets to our July 5th The Point - a Gala Event? Some of our in-kind sponsors are helping us get the word out, and we'd like to thank WLNG Radio, the Sag Harbor Express, The Independent Newspaper for helping us spread the word about our event!

05/23/2019

The Sag Harbor Elementary School 4th grade came to visit SHHS last week. The ACB House and Whaleboat Shop were filled with inquisitive young people full of energy and curiosity and before they left they were able to strike a little history themselves - our historic school bell from 1871. The neighborhood was filled with the deep rings created by boys and girls as they struck the bell with a rubber mallet. SHHS is open to young and old - come visit ... bring your class, family or friends.

It's official, the 2019 recipient of the Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski Award for Contributions to the Appreciation and Pre...
05/18/2019

It's official, the 2019 recipient of the Dorothy Ingersoll Zaykowski Award for Contributions to the Appreciation and Preservation of Sag Harbor and its history is Christine "Tucker" Burns Roth. Congratulations and thanks to Tucker for "Images". See more on our blog at www.sagharborhistorical.org.

05/17/2019

Remember Sag Harbor, tomorrow afternoon at 3:00, the Sag Harbor Historical Society will have its Annual Meeting followed by light refreshments and the Opening of the 2019 Exhibits: Long Wharf Archaeology & Havens Beach Over Time, and Outtake Images from Tucker Roth's book "Images of America Sag Harbor". Spend some time with our trustees and members, as well as the curators of the exhibits. It'll be a lovely 72 degrees and partly sunny, come out and join us ... See you on the Porch!

Our July 5th gala event "The Point" wouldn't be possible without our in-kind sponsors. We'd like to thank some more of t...
05/08/2019
Sag Harbor Historical Society

Our July 5th gala event "The Point" wouldn't be possible without our in-kind sponsors. We'd like to thank some more of those sponsors, including long-time loyal sponsor Zachys Wine & Liquor, and our new sponsors, Montauk Brewing Company, Doña Sarita Mezcal. Info and tickets are available on our website's Events page, and you can expect we'll be sharing more details here as we get closer: https://www.sagharborhistorical.org/events.php

This year's Gala Event, "The Point", will be hosted by Marni and Stuart Hersch, The Point House, 6 Fahys Road, North Haven

05/07/2019

This past weekend was the Cultural Heritage Weekend in Sag Harbor and despite gray, damp weather, the village was abuzz. At the Sag Harbor Historical Society (SHHS), "Voices from the Past" were heard on Saturday afternoon as trustees and members read letters from William Cooper's sister and two daughters, all of whom migrated westward in the 19th century and missed their family at home. The Annie Cooper Boyd House was filled with interested listeners, each of whom was provided with a handy Cooper family tree as a reference. The letters underscore some of the challenges, describing fires and floods as a few of the gravest, and the voices clearly resound with the authors' loneliness and yearning for family and friends at home in Sag Harbor.

05/06/2019

Thanks to everyone who braved the weather and came out for our Cooper Family letter program, "Voices from the Past," and the other Sag Harbor Cultural District events this weekend! We hope to see you again in two weeks for our Annual Meeting on May 18th at 3:00 pm at the Annie Cooper Boyd House!

05/02/2019

We've been busy planning our July 5th gala event, "The Point." This event wouldn't be possible without support from our in-kind sponsors, so we'd like to recognize these local businesses in a few posts, starting with Calissa and Chopin Vodka, who are making sure our guests will not go thirsty. Stay tuned for more info and tickets!

Sag Harbor Historical Society
04/08/2019

Sag Harbor Historical Society

Sag Harbor Historical Society
04/08/2019

Sag Harbor Historical Society

Sag Harbor Historical Society's cover photo
04/08/2019

Sag Harbor Historical Society's cover photo

Sag Harbor Historical Society's cover photo
04/08/2019

Sag Harbor Historical Society's cover photo

Sag Harbor Historical Society
04/08/2019

Sag Harbor Historical Society

We are open by appointment only until next spring.
11/13/2018

We are open by appointment only until next spring.

Join us at 5 pm today! Fridays on the Porch. Admission with a $20 donation.
08/10/2018

Join us at 5 pm today! Fridays on the Porch. Admission with a $20 donation.

Join us Friday for the first of this year's Fridays on the Porch! 5 pm at the Annie Cooper Boyd House
07/04/2018

Join us Friday for the first of this year's Fridays on the Porch! 5 pm at the Annie Cooper Boyd House

Frothingham’s 1791 Newspaper Recognized by Press Club as Long Island’s First - The Sag Harbor Express
06/07/2018
Frothingham’s 1791 Newspaper Recognized by Press Club as Long Island’s First - The Sag Harbor Express

Frothingham’s 1791 Newspaper Recognized by Press Club as Long Island’s First - The Sag Harbor Express

Sag Harbor cemented itself long ago in American history as an early colonial whaling port, the site of an American Revolution skirmish and, later, as a factory town and historic district of significance. Now, Sag Harbor has also been formally recognized as the home of a fledgling Long Island publish...

Sneak Peek! This is a glimpse of part of the new sign we’re installing at 1 pm on Wednesday (Jun. 6) for the Frothingh...
06/04/2018

Sneak Peek! This is a glimpse of part of the new sign we’re installing at 1 pm on Wednesday (Jun. 6) for the Frothingham/LI Herald House across the street! Stop by the Annie Cooper Boyd House on Wednesday to see the rest of the sign and learn where the real Herald House was actually located!

New banner and sign up for our Summer 2018 Exhibit!
05/21/2018

New banner and sign up for our Summer 2018 Exhibit!

Sag Harbor Historical Society
05/21/2018

Sag Harbor Historical Society

02/09/2018
Sag Harbor Express

Great job Jean. Thank you Robert Lion Gardiner Foundation.

The historic jailhouse, adjacent to the village's modern-day police station, got a facelift thanks to a grant to the Sag Harbor Historical Society from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. The Sag Harbor Express got an inside look at the jailhouse, which was erected in 1916 and was in use until 1985. Read the full article here: https://sagharborexpress.com/newly-restored-jailhouse-museum-tells-a-piece-of-sag-harbor-history/

Several Sag Harbor Historical Society members contributed personal items to add to the Sag Harbor Historical Society's c...
03/15/2017

Several Sag Harbor Historical Society members contributed personal items to add to the Sag Harbor Historical Society's contributions for Southampton Town Historian Zach Studenroth's display on Southampton in World War I, 1917-1918. The display, done for the hundredth anniversary of the United States' entrance into World War I is visible in the Southampton Town Hall on the second floor.

We are happy to announce a grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has been awarded to the Sag Harbor Histo...
12/07/2016

We are happy to announce a grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has been awarded to the Sag Harbor Historical Society with matching funds from the Village of Sag Harbor to repair and renovate the Old Jail Museum. We thank Kathryn Curran of the Robert David Lion Gardner Foundation, Mayor Sandra Schroeder, Trustee Ken O'Donell. You can find out more about the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation at rdlgfoundation.org

07/08/2016

Fridays on the Porch start today with a presentation from Dr. Goodman of SHIMA: Sag Harbor Integrative Medicine Associates on the botanical medicine of Dr. Edgar Miles and some of the parallels to the medicine still used today. Looking forward to seeing you at 5 pm!

Our summer exhibit is on display now. Come visit us Sat & Sun through October. 1-4.
06/09/2016

Our summer exhibit is on display now. Come visit us Sat & Sun through October. 1-4.

05/14/2016

Pop-Up Display Tomorrow, Saturday May 14th, SHHS Volunteer Dan Sabloski will share a collection of scanned copies of the Long Island Herald to mark the 225th anniversary of David Frothingham publishing the first newspaper on Long Island. Stop by between 11:30 am and 2 pm to see for yourself what was so upsetting to Alexander Hamilton!

Hard at work on the fireplace in the Whaleboat Shop which will open May 21 at our annual meeting
04/23/2016

Hard at work on the fireplace in the Whaleboat Shop which will open May 21 at our annual meeting

03/18/2016

Thursday, April 7, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church, 977 Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton
For more information and to reserve, please call 631.725.5092.
Sponsored by the Peconic Land Trust, the Town of Southampton Landmarks and Historic
Districts Board, the Sag Harbor Historical Society, and the John Jermain Library.

A workshop on Historic Preservation Option for your house.

Check out the article on our recent gift of a 1820 Whaling Log in the Sag Harbor Express today.
03/10/2016

Check out the article on our recent gift of a 1820 Whaling Log in the Sag Harbor Express today.

01/23/2016

Stay off the roads today. Our office hours are changing so call us if you need something or email or go on facebook.

12/08/2015

Our Holiday Tea will be Sunday, Dec. 27th from 3-5. Everyone is welcome. Get a glimpse of our next summer exhibit.

Getting decorated for the Holidays.
12/08/2015

Getting decorated for the Holidays.

10/30/2015

The old shed is gone but we saved some of the old ,old boards to be displayed in the Whaleboat Shop next spring

10/24/2015

Look for our newsletter in the next week or so. For those of you with emails this will be our first email delivery of the newsletter. Let us know what you think.

10/13/2015

Although we are closed weekends now we are still in the office Mon & Wed to answer your questions or make an appointment to visit.

Sag Harbor Historical Society's cover photo
10/04/2015

Sag Harbor Historical Society's cover photo

10/04/2015

The Whaleboat Shop is open until the 14th Oct. Come see our collection of tools from William Cooper.

Annie Cooper Boyd looks pretty good for 150!
10/04/2015

Annie Cooper Boyd looks pretty good for 150!

10/04/2015

This year is Annie Cooper Boyd's 150th birthday, our hours will go back to being by-appointment only beginning October 13th, Columbus Day Monday. Until then, stop in to see Annie in her Birthday Costume from 1-4 pm on Sat. and Sun.

Address

174 Main St
Sag Harbor, NY
11963

General information

The Sag Harbor Historical Society operates the Annie Cooper Boyd house and William Cooper Whaleboat Shop. These museums are free although donations are gratefully accepted.

Opening Hours

Saturday 13:00 - 16:00
Sunday 13:00 - 16:00

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(631) 725-5092

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