40-ton whale was just filmed jumping completely out of the water, and this incredible video is going viral:
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.
40-ton whale was just filmed jumping completely out of the water, and this incredible video is going viral:
We're getting ready for our Holiday party! Advance tickets available on our website through Friday: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/6th-annual-holiday-cocktail-fundraiser-tickets-74459136281
Just about 3 weeks until our Holiday party!
Save $10 per ticket when you buy them in advance.
Celebrate the Holiday season at The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum's Sixth Annual Holiday Cocktail Party and Fundraiser!
The "725" Exhibit curated by Michael A. Butler opens tonight, Friday, September 13th, 2019. Please join us for a reception from 6:00 to 8:00pm. This exhibit is a wonderful display of local artists’ work for sale. Many of those artists will be in attendance, so do come to show your support. Exhibit continues through October 13th.
Unfortunately, tonight’s concert with @nancyatlas has been canceled due to the weather.
On Thursday, August 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., Mr. McAllister and the actor and activist Alec Baldwin will engage in a conversation, titled “Living on the Edge in the Face of Climate Change,” at the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum. The public discussion will focus on the future of Long Island’s shoreline, rising sea levels, climate change and water quality.
Long Island’s well-being depends on a healthy environment, including healthy beaches, according to Kevin McAllister, who
Now open! Toy Story - 20th Century Toys and Games, curated by Richard Doctorow is now on exhibit at The Museum through September 5th.
Toy Story presents part of our large collection of late 19th and early 20th century toys, dolls and board games – come and see how the children of yesteryear had fun!
The exhibit also includes artworks (available for purchase) by contemporary local artists that explore the themes of childhood, play and toys.
Warning: Visitors will be in danger of learning some history as well…
The concept of childhood - of what a child’s life should be - has not always been what it is today. Indeed, for most of history it was something very different entirely. It wasn’t until the 1700s that childhood became seen as a time of sanctuary before the hardships and perils of adulthood, and not until the 1800s that the modern concept of childhood being a time for idyllic frolic, innocence and play became the norm. These changes were reflected in the toys and games themselves as over time they became less morally instructive and more “fun for fun’s sake.” Come and explore the fascinating story that toys can tell us about the changing nature of childhood, of society and of ourselves.
Sag Harbor Express
For Cynthia Pease Roe, garbage can be used to make sculptures of anything from mermaids to manta rays. Through her organization, UpSculpt, she has been dedicated to raising awareness about marine debris through art for over 10 years. https://bit.ly/2JQmJfX
“Chase is ‘more than 100% confident’ the sea lion swam away just fine after it ended up in the whale's mouth.”
Wildlife photographer Chase Dekker took the photos while whale watching in California.
Plankton Not Plastic
Works by Environmental Artist, Cindy Pease Roe.
July 26th - August 4th.
Opening Reception: Friday, July 26th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
PLANKTON NOT PLASTICS celebrates the remarkable biodiversity of the elegant drifters that wander the currents of the ocean.
plank·ton - noun
the small and microscopic organisms drifting or floating in the sea or fresh water, consisting chiefly of diatoms, protozoans, small crustaceans, and the eggs and larval stages of larger animals. Many animals are adapted to feed on plankton, especially by filtering the water.
Cindy’s paintings and sculptures celebrate the luminous beauty of plankton. These works of art simultaneously enchant and engage the public on issues surrounding micro plastics and its effect on the largest to the tiniest of the ocean's creatures. 🐋🙏🌊
Our UpSculpt Workshops with Cindy Pease Roe begin this weekend! Sign up now to reserve your spot by emailing [email protected] or calling us at (631) 725-0770.
UpSculpt workshops give participants a hands-on introduction to the sculpting process with a focus on marine conservation. Cindy will demonstrate basic technique using marine plastic debris to help you make your own plankton inspired sculpture to take home.
Cost for the workshop is $25 for first child and $10 for each additional child in family and includes materials. Reservation recommended as space is limited. Email [email protected] or call (631) 725-0770 to reserve your spot! FOR AGES 8+
Today, join documentary filmmaker and writer Thomas Halaczinsky as he discusses his latest published work, Archipelago New York, at The Museum from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Aboard his thirty-foot sailboat as he follows the course of Adriaen Block, the first European who in 1614 sailed and mapped the more than 70 islands from New York Harbor to Fishers Island Sound creating a mesmerizing photographic and literary log book where he unravels the mysteries and stories of these islands.
Thomas Halaczinsky is an award-winning New York documentary filmmaker, photographer, and writer who divides his time between Brooklyn and Greenport on Long Island’s North Fork, where he keeps his thirty-foot sailboat Sojourn. His work focuses on the relationship between people and places. In documentary films such as Coney Island: A last Summer (for German/French broadcaster ARTE in 2008) and Don’t Call it Heimweh, the opening film of the 2005 Berlin Jewish Film Festival, he explored the importance of place for the identity of the protagonists. In 1996 he won an ACE award for his contribution to the EMMY-awarded film Calling the Ghost. In 2016 his photographic series "Archipelago New York," featured in this book, received an honorable mention at the Tokyo International Photo Award.
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!
Mailing Whaling opens this Friday, June 21st. Here's a nice preview from the Sag Harbor Express. Please join us at The Museum for a reception from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. It's free and open to the public.
Never had Richard Doctorow thought his study of whaling history could involve postcards, stamps and a dodo bird.
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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.
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, 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.
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...
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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.
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 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 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.
In connection with the exhibition, on Sunday, May 5, Mr. Peter Murray will be at The Museum to present a lecture on “Hurd Hatfield and "The Picture of Dorian Gray."
Click here for more information about the lecture: http://bit.ly/2Wko6Ys
In October 1961, the film “King of Kings” was screened at the Sag Harbor Cinema. The film was a bio-pic about the life
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:
3 Newborn Endangered Right Whales Seen After Year With No Births
The sighting this winter of newborn whales off the coasts of Florida and Georgia is being greeted with mild optimism, as the North Atlantic population has dwindled.
The festivities are tonight from 5 to 7pm and tickets will be available at the door!
Just 24 hours left to buy in advance and save $10 per ticket: https://5thholidaycocktailparty.splashthat.com/
The 5th Annual Holiday Cocktail Party & Fundraiser, Saturday, December 8th from 5 - 7pm.
Rebooted “725” Exhibit Pays Tribute To Founders, Sag Harbor Artists - The Sag Harbor Express
An opening reception will run from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 21, and the show will conclude on Wednesday, October 31, marking the end of the museum’s 2018 season.
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 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 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.
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