Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum

Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum The Museum is dedicated to Sag Harbor's rich history as a prosperous whaling port. We house the largest collection of whaling equipment in New York State.

The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum is dedicated to exhibiting and preserving Sag Harbor's rich heritage as a prosperous whaling port. We house the largest collection of whaling equipment in the state of New York.

Artist Bob Weinstein has created a special print as part of the Mailing Whaling show. A limited edition of 10, each prin...
06/26/2019

Artist Bob Weinstein has created a special print as part of the Mailing Whaling show. A limited edition of 10, each print is hand numbered and signed by the artist. Printed on 22” x 28" archival paper, and available for $1,250.00 unframed, all proceeds will go directly to The Museum.

Call or email the Museum at 631.725.0770 or [email protected] to reserve yours today!

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06/07/2019
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Parrish Art Museum brought its Road Show to the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum.
Gallery by Tom Kochie

The Moby Dick Reading Marathon has returned! 🐋 Join us at the Museum tomorrow, June 8th from 10:00am to 12:45pm.
06/07/2019
Moby Dick Reading Marathon

The Moby Dick Reading Marathon has returned! 🐋 Join us at the Museum tomorrow, June 8th from 10:00am to 12:45pm.

The MOBY DICK Marathon returns and will move to different Sag Harbor locations during the weekend. Join us at the Museum on Saturday, June 8th from 10:00am to 12:45pm. In 1983, Canio Pavone started the yearly Marathon to celebrate Sag Harbor's seafaring history and its literary tradition. The M

“Art, to get to a truth, sometimes it gets a little messy, where you’re not sure exactly what’s gonna happen next,...
05/28/2019
Candace Hill Montgomery Weaves Threads of Joy and Pain - The Sag Harbor Express

“Art, to get to a truth, sometimes it gets a little messy, where you’re not sure exactly what’s gonna happen next, and I love that feeling,” she said. “It means I’m onto something.”

“Candace Hill Montgomery: Hills & Valleys” is currently being exhibited as part of the 2019 Parrish Road Show off-site series. The show will remain on view through June 16.

When Candace Hill Montgomery touches her fingers to the threads, her mind slows down.

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05/26/2019
The "Sag Harbor" Cinema Sign is Lit Once More - The Sag Harbor Express

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Two years, five months and nine days after a wind-blown fire gutted the 1930s-era Sag Harbor Cinema on an icy mid-December day in 2016, its beloved “SAG HARBOR” neon sign — salvaged from the wreckage and restored by local craftsmen — lit up the newly reconstructed stucco façade of what will...

Thanks Homepolish for including us in your must-see guide to Sag Harbor. Happy to be among such great company!
05/21/2019
Homepolish's Guide to Sag Harbor – Homepolish

Thanks Homepolish for including us in your must-see guide to Sag Harbor. Happy to be among such great company!

Heading to the Hamptons? Check out our picks for the best of the East from design stores to hip haunts to coastal classics.

Tonight, join us at the opening reception for this year’s Parrish Road Show with Candace Hill Montgomery:  Hills & Val...
05/18/2019
Parrish Road Show 2019: Candace Hill Montgomery Hills & Valleys

Tonight, join us at the opening reception for this year’s Parrish Road Show with Candace Hill Montgomery: Hills & Valleys from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Parrish Road Show 2019: Candace Hill Montgomery Hills & Valleys May 17 – June 16, 2019 The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum 200 Main Street, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 Museum Hours: Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Opening Reception: Saturday May 18, 6-8 pm | Free and Open to the Pu

Join us for a reception on Saturday, May 11th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
05/06/2019

Join us for a reception on Saturday, May 11th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Our Town. Sag Harbor in Focus. A juried exhibition of photography by Pierson High School Students. Thursday, May 9-Wednesday, May 15 at the Sag Harbor Historic and Whaling Museum. Opening Saturday, May 11 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM.

Today, join us for a lecture on actor Hurd Hatfield and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Peter Murray as part of Cult...
05/05/2019
Hurd Hatfield and “The Picture of Dorian Gray”

Today, join us for a lecture on actor Hurd Hatfield and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Peter Murray as part of Cultural Heritage weekend theme of "The Stories that Shape Us." 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Hurd Hatfield and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” A lecture with Peter Murray Join us for a lecture on actor Hurd Hatfield and “The Picture of Dorian Gray” by Peter Murray as part of Cultural Heritage weekend theme of "The Stories that Shape Us." Although Hurd Hatfield (1917-1998) was a c

The Museum is officially open for the 2019 season. Come by this weekend, 10am to 5pm. And click below for our summer cal...
05/03/2019
The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum

The Museum is officially open for the 2019 season. Come by this weekend, 10am to 5pm. And click below for our summer calendar so far.

Located in Sag Harbor, New York, The Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum is home to a fine collection of whaling and maritime artifacts.

PLEASE HELP US WITH OUR PILOT EDUCATION PROGRAM BY READING THIS POST AND TAKING A 1 MIN SURVEYThe Sag Harbor Whaling Mus...
03/26/2019
Sag Harbor Whaling Museum Summer Youth Program

PLEASE HELP US WITH OUR PILOT EDUCATION PROGRAM BY READING THIS POST AND TAKING A 1 MIN SURVEY

The Sag Harbor Whaling Museum is planning to pilot the Sag Harbor Maritime Conservation Center for Children with a summer education program. The program consists of four one-week sessions in which students ages 8-12 take classes that integrate marine conservation, art projects inspired by the Museum’s collection, and visits from local artists, maritime industry professionals, and environmentalists.

Weekly session topics include:

· Ocean Cycles and ‘Up Cycling” Marine Debris – Learn about ocean conservation and the challenge of marine debris in our seas and beaches. The program culminates in creating an art piece from recycled debris.
· Young detectives - Learn about the life of Sag Harbor village children in ages past by deciphering clues from historical toys and objects. Design and build toys telling your story of village life today.
· Luring a Fish (or Whale!) – Discover techniques used by fisherman over the last 400 years. Visiting Fishermen can teach the children how it’s responsibly done today including how they build traps, nets, lures and even shellfish hatcheries.
· A Young Person’s View: Telling Personal Stories Through Words and Pictures - Reflect on how villagers have told their stories of coastal life over time. Children work with local writers and artists to express their modern-day coastal experiences.

The objectives are to:

· Celebrate Sag Harbor’s maritime culture and history through the Museum’s collection and community.
· Engage children with local artists, writers, tradesman, and maritime industry professionals.
· Teach youth to engage with the waterfront and marine ecosystem in environmental responsible, culturally aware and creative ways.

The sessions will have a capacity of 10-12 students and will be held in the Whaling Museum’s galleries, classroom and grounds. The classes are designed and led by a qualified marine science educator and teaching assistant with contributions from the Museum’s Curator and special guests.

We ask that you kindly help us design our Pilot Program by providing feedback in the 1-minute survey here:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZZBHWKS

02/19/2019
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VIEW FROM ABOVE: A Hawaii resident captured this stunning drone footage of a humpback whale breach off the North Shore of Oahu. https://abcn.ws/2DakWPL

The festivities are tonight from 5 to 7pm and tickets will be available at the door!
12/08/2018

The festivities are tonight from 5 to 7pm and tickets will be available at the door!

This Saturday, August 25th at 1:00pm, Sandi Brewster-walker, Chair & Executive Director of the Long Island Indigenous Pe...
08/23/2018

This Saturday, August 25th at 1:00pm, Sandi Brewster-walker, Chair & Executive Director of the Long Island Indigenous People Museum & Research Institute, will give a talk about the people of color whaling captains, and crew on all sides of the Long Island Sound.

She will highlight the genealogies and experiences of the local men of color, who hunted the whale during the peak years (1840-1860) of the industry. The type of whaling vessels, journey, destinations, ship wrecks, and desertions will be discussed.

Sandi will talk about her experience researching ship records, logbooks, crew list, seaport custom house records, US Federal Census, newspaper archives, Seaman Protection Certificates, family papers, and more.

Brewster-walker is an independent historian, genealogist, freelance writer and business owner. She has served in President William Jefferson Clinton’s Administration as Deputy Director of the Office of Communications, United States Department of Agriculture.

As a columnist, her writings are found in the Amityville Record, Babylon Beacon, and Massapequa Post weekly newspapers, as well as articles in LI Boating World, Sound Boating World, and Hudson Boating World monthly newspapers. Recently, she became a winner of the Press Club of Long Island’s 2017 Media Award – 3rd Place for Narrative: Column.

"Kevin McAllister is teaming up with Alec Baldwin, an actor who is known for his environmental advocacy, for an event on...
08/08/2018
Baldwin to Join Defend H2O for Talk About Coastal Living - The Sag Harbor Express

"Kevin McAllister is teaming up with Alec Baldwin, an actor who is known for his environmental advocacy, for an event on Thursday, August 16, titled 'Living on the Edge in the Face of Climate Change: An Engaging Conversation on Coastal Living.' A fundraiser for Defend H2O, it will be held at the Sag Harbor Whaling and Historical Museum from 6 to 8 p.m." - Sag Harbor Express

To inspire East End residents to get involved, Kevin McAllister is teaming up with Alec Baldwin for an event on August 16 titled “Living on the Edge in the Face of Climate Change: An Engaging Conversation on Coastal Living.”

This Saturday, we’re hosting a free wooden boat building demonstration from 10am to 4pm.In conjunction with our curren...
08/02/2018

This Saturday, we’re hosting a free wooden boat building demonstration from 10am to 4pm.

In conjunction with our current “When The World Was Wood” exhibit, members of the East End Classic Boat Society will be at the Museum on Saturday, August 4th, 10am-4pm (rain or shine), giving a wooden boat building demonstration for all to see. Visitors will get to see how wooden boats are made, ask questions about the tools and process, and even enter a raffle to win a wooden boat!

Founded in 1998, the East End Classic Boat Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and presenting traditional shipwright craftsmanship and classic marine design.

The demonstration is free; entry into the Museum will be at standard admission fees.

This Friday, The Nancy Atlas Project is back! They’ll be performing a very special live show at the Museum from 6:00pm...
08/02/2018

This Friday, The Nancy Atlas Project is back! They’ll be performing a very special live show at the Museum from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
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This event is FREE and open to the public!
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The Nancy Atlas Project is celebrating their 22nd year together as a band. Known for her raw, live performances and stellar songwriting Nancy and her band - Johnny Blood on Lead Guitar, Brett King on Bass, Richard Rosch on Drums and Neil Thomas on Keys and Accordion - have opened for almost everyone under the sun. To name a few: Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams, Toots and the Maytals, Jimmy Buffett, Crosby, Stills and Nash… the list goes on and on. The reason is simple. When people want a solid act to open their show and get the crowd warmed up, they call Nancy and her boys because they know they will deliver. Every time.

Funding for this event is sponsored by Bridget Fleming through the Omnibus grant from the Suffolk County Parks Department.

Opening this Friday, WHEN THE WORLD WAS WOOD, Curated by Richard Doctorow. Reception: Friday, July 20th from 6:00 to 8:0...
07/16/2018
When The World Was Wood

Opening this Friday, WHEN THE WORLD WAS WOOD, Curated by Richard Doctorow. Reception: Friday, July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Living in a time when virtually every object we use in our daily lives is made of metal, plastic or some new cutting-edge, high-tech material, it is hard to imagine a time when almost everything was made of wood. But for the first two centuries of America’s history, wood was not only the most prevalent choice of material, it was often the only choice – so much so that historians sometimes call the years 1650 to 1850 “America’s Wood Age.”

When The World Was Wood explores this amazing period in America’s history by presenting some 100 objects (primarily from the 19th century) that are made of wood. Not only objects that we might expect - utensils, bowls, barrels, buckets, signs, toys and tools - but also those that are delightfully surprising, including a tricycle, gears for a tower clock, and even a washing machine manufactured right here in Sag Harbor in the 1860s.

Curated by Richard Doctorow Opening reception: Friday, July 20th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Living in a time when virtually every object we use in our daily lives is made of metal, plastic or some new cutting-edge, high-tech material, it is hard to imagine a time when almost everything was made of wood.&

Open daily, 10am to 5pm 🐋📸 H.R. Vartan
07/16/2018

Open daily, 10am to 5pm 🐋

📸 H.R. Vartan

Tonight, The Certain Moves Trio will be performing a very special live show at the Museum from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.⠀⠀⠀...
07/13/2018

Tonight, The Certain Moves Trio will be performing a very special live show at the Museum from 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
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This event is FREE and open to the public!
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Funding for this event is sponsored by Bridget Fleming through the Omnibus grant from Suffolk County Parks Department.

Just a few more days to see SEA AND SKY: Works by Whitney Hansen, Scott Bluedorn & Paton Miller. Up through Sunday, the ...
07/13/2018

Just a few more days to see SEA AND SKY: Works by Whitney Hansen, Scott Bluedorn & Paton Miller. Up through Sunday, the 15th.

Texture, layering, colors, various mediums and subjects. The beauty is there for the seeking as deep as the Sea and as limitless as the Sky. These three artists embrace the creativity and this expression is found in their work.

"Foggy Day" by Whitney Hansen.

THIS FRIDAY: The Certain Moves Trio will be performing a very special live show at the Museum from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The ...
07/10/2018
Certain Moves | Live Music At The Whaling Museum

THIS FRIDAY: The Certain Moves Trio will be performing a very special live show at the Museum from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The Band based on the East End of Long Island performs a large selection of popular music from 60’s through today in their own style – an eclectic blend of Jazz, R&B, Pop, Soul, and more.. Stop by and enjoy live music in an intimate setting.

This event is FREE and open to the public!

Funding for this event is sponsored by Suffolk County Legislator Bridget Fleming through the Omnibus grant from the Suffolk County Department of Parks, Recreation And Conservation.

The Certain Moves Trio will be performing a very special live show at the Museum on Friday, July 13, 2018 from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The Band based on the East End of Long Island performs a large selection of popular music from  60’s through today in their own style – an eclectic blend of Jazz,

On Friday, come hear playwright Martha Pichey tell the lively tales of three brave women who defied convention and went ...
06/13/2018
Women and Whaling: A Salty Mix of Short Play, Tales of Three Who Went to Sea, a Diagram or Two, and a Sea Shanty or Three

On Friday, come hear playwright Martha Pichey tell the lively tales of three brave women who defied convention and went to sea. 6:00 - 7:00pm at The Museum.

Women and Whaling:   A Salty Mix of Short Play, Tales of Three Who Went to Sea, a Diagram or Two, and a Sea Shanty or Three. A Multimedia Presentation by Martha Pichey Come hear playwright Martha Pichey tell the lively tales of three brave women who defied convention and went to sea.&n

ANCHOR: A Whale of A Show opens Friday night! Join us at The Museum for a reception from 6:00 to 8:00pm.Photo: Dan Rizzi...
05/23/2018

ANCHOR: A Whale of A Show opens Friday night! Join us at The Museum for a reception from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Photo: Dan Rizzie

Join us on Saturday for the opening reception of Our Town | Sag Harbor in Focus | Photography Competition & Exhibition |...
05/11/2018

Join us on Saturday for the opening reception of Our Town | Sag Harbor in Focus | Photography Competition & Exhibition | Featuring: Pierson Students.

May 12 - May 20

A celebration of both our village of Sag Harbor and a reflection of living on the East End of Long Island as experiences by our community’s young people, students from Pierson High School. It is also a celebration of our students’ creativity and achievement as witnessed in their photography.

Reception & Awards Ceremony: May 12th, 5:30 -7:30 (Award Ceremony at 6:15).

Panel: Adversity, Diversity and Change, Sunday, May 20th, 4:00pm.

Juried by Theo Gray and Michael Heller, Sponsored by Sag Harbor Partnership, The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum, Cygnet Foundation, Theo Graham’s the Reutershan Educational Trust.

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200 Main St
Sag Harbor, NY
11963

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

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