SPECIAL EVENTS

Curator's Talk
Clinton Academy, 1784

Curator's Talk

Sunday, 21 September, noon

Elizabeth Neill will lead a tour of the "Saboteurs Land in Amagansett" exhibition at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton.

Admission is gratis;  donations are welcomed.

 

 

Mulford Farm, ca. 1680

"Close-Up: Iconic Film Images from Susan Wood"

Sunday, 5 October, through Sunday, 26 October

Mulford Farm Museum, 10 James Lane, East Hampton Village

An exhibition of work by New York photographer Susan Wood is set for its Oct. 5th premiere at the Mulford Farm Museum in East Hampton, noon - 3 p.m.: Close-up — part of the Hamptons International Film Festival program — is a collection of iconic 1960s film images from movies including Easy Rider and Modesty Blaise, representing milestones in American photography over a period of more than thirty years.

The images will be on view from Oct. 5 through Oct. 26, noon to 5 p.m., at Mulford Farm.

Admission is free; donations are welcomed.

Curator's Talk
Clinton Academy, 1784

Curator's Talk

Saturday, 11 October, 10 a.m.

Isabel Carmichael will lead a tour of the "Saboteurs Land in Amagansett" exhibition at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton.

Admission is gratis; donations are welcomed.

ARF's Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk
East Hampton Historical Society

ARF's Stroll to the Sea Dog Walk

Saturday, 11 October , 9 a.m. - noon

Meet at Mulford Farm, 10 James Lane, East Hampton.

Admission charge starts at $25.

This entertaining family activity raises money for the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons, an organization dedicated to the rescue and adoption of stray and abandoned dogs and cats.

Information and reservations at 537-0400.

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"It's a Child's World: Exhibition of Antique Dolls and Toys"

Saturday, 22 November through Sunday, 28 December

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays, noon - 5 p.m. on Sundays

Clinton Academy Museum, 151 Main Street, East Hampton Village

This exhibition focuses on how Christmas was celebrated in the 19th and early-20th centuries.

Admission is gratis;  donations are welcomed.

 

East Hampton Historical Society House Tour Cocktail Party
East Hampton Historical Society

East Hampton Historical Society House Tour Cocktail Party

Friday, 28 November, 6 - 8:30 p.m.

A benefit  preview party for the 2014 House & Garden Tour will take place at the Maidstone Club, 29 Maidstone Lane, East Hampton Village.

Tickets to the preview party are limited and start at $200, which includes entry to the House Tour the following day. They are available through the office (631-324-6850) or on our Web site; and they will also be available on Friday, Nov. 28, from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton.

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"A Dickensian Christmas at Clinton Academy: A Holiday Reading"

Saturday, 13 December, 4 p.m.

Enjoy Victorian readings at the historical Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton Village.

Cider and cookies will be served.

Free admission

631-324-6850 or info@easthamptonhistory.org

TOURS & PROGRAMS

Lantern Tour
Clinton Academy, 1784

Lantern Tour

Friday, 19 September, 6:30 p.m., Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton Village

Learn about the history and personality of some of the residents of East Hampton Village in this lantern tour led by Hugh King.

Reservations are required with payment in advance at 324-6850; $15 per person.

 

Windmill Day
East Hampton Historical Society

Windmill Day

Saturday, 18 October, 1 - 4 p.m.

Self-guided tour of the East Hampton Village windmills:  the Hook, the Gardiner, and the Pantigo, will all be open on October 18 between 1 and 4 p.m.

Parking is best at Home, Sweet Home, 14 James Lane.

Admission is gratis.

Cemetery Tour
East Hampton Historical Society

Cemetery Tour

Wednesday, 29 October, 6:30 p.m., leaving from Home, Sweet Home, 14 James Lane, East Hampton Village

Hugh King, the East Hampton Village historian and Town Crier, will lead our traditional All Hallows' Eve tour of the South End Burying Ground, on Oct. 29.

Reservations required at 324-6850 with advance payment only; $15 per person.

 

House & Garden Tour
East Hampton Historical Society

House & Garden Tour

Saturday, 29 November, 1 - 4:30 p.m.

$65 in advance for the tour, $75 on the day

On the day of the tour, Saturday, Nov. 29, tickets will go on sale as of 10 a.m. at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street.

The highlight of the Thanksgiving weekend on the East End is the East Hampton Historical Society's Annual House & Garden Tour. For more than 30 years, the society has chosen half a dozen of our area's most splendid houses and gardens, which their owners generously share with our supporters.  The houses range from original Colonials to brilliantly uncluttered glass boxes.  The gardens can be festooned with Rococo flourishes or wandering natural paths surrounded by native plants.

Candlelight Tour of Decorated Historical Houses
East Hampton Historical Society

Candlelight Tour of Decorated Historical Houses

Sunday, 14 December, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., starting at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton Village

A free candlelight tour of decorated historical houses will take place on Dec. 14 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., setting out from Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton

Experience 225 years of holiday celebrations with costumed guides, musicians, festive foods, and period interiors along East Hampton's Main Street.

Holiday Lantern Tour of Main Street
Clinton Academy, 1784

Holiday Lantern Tour of Main Street

Friday, 19 December, 6:30 p.m. at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street

Join Hugh King, East Hampton's town crier, Barbara Borsack, a Historical Society trustee, and Richard Barons, the society's director, as they lead their lantern tour of Main Street, which includes several of the village's historical buildings, such as Clinton Academy, the Osborn-Jackson House, and Home,Sweet Home.  Participants will meet at Clinton Academy and proceed from there, stopping in front of the old buildings and hearing Mr. King's lively commentary that brings to life the stories of the former inhabitants -- as well as going into three of them to experience how they looked in olden times.

Reservations at 324-6850 are required with advance payment only; $15 per person.

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Clinton Academy, 1784

"Back Home: The Hedges Heirlooms"

Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays noon - 5 p.m.
28 June - 13 October

The Hedges family first arrived in East Hampton in 1650.  Noted for their long lives (averaging 85 years), family members have farmed, fished, whaled, dug for gold in California, practiced law, crafted silver spoons, held public office . . . and they continue to live and work in the town today.  Judge Henry P. Hedges wrote a history of the town in 1897 and Samuel C. Hedges (1870 - 1952) was president of the East Hampton Historical Society.  Over the years the family has given much time and many artifacts to our collections.  Recently Mr. and Mrs. William D. Hedges sent back home, from Florida, a sensational gift of family heirloomks our of the old Hedges House that overlooks Town Pond.  We are now sharing a selection of these family treasures for your enjoyment.

No admission charge;  donations are appreciated.

Clinton Academy, 1784

"June 13, 1942: Saboteurs Land in Amagansett"

Saturdays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays noon - 5 p.m.
2 August - 13 October

A special benefit opening for the Amagansett Life Saving Station restoration and renovation will be held on August 1, 6 -8 p.m.

The mainly German-American men picked for Operation Pastorius had three weeks of training in chemistry, incendiaries, explosives, timing devices, secret writing, and concealment of identity before shipping out on May 16, 1942, in U-202 from a German base in France, bound for Long Island.  The saboteurs were to wreak havoc by disabling railroads, blowing up aluminum and magnesium plants, canals, waterways, and locks -- and strike terror in the U.S. population on its own soil.  A second team was sent in another U-boat a few days later to the coast of Florida.  Thanks to the absence of deeply felt Nazi ideology, lack of team spirit, and the quick wittedness of the young coast guardsman patrolling the beach that night, the men who landed in Amagansett were caught and the plot was foiled.  Documents, artifacts, and uniforms have recently been given to the East Hampton Historical Society and will be in the exhibition, including a translation of the log kept by the U-202 captain for June 12 and June 13, 1942.

No admission charge;  donations are appreciated.