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Steve Long: And the Rest Is History

from The East Hampton Star

Steve Long, who took the helm of the East Hampton Historical Society in November 2021, has been fascinated by history for most of his life. During a conversation in his office at Clinton Academy, he spoke of his interest in dinosaurs at age 4, itself not so unusual, but growing up near Philadelphia in Bucks County, Pa., “we were surrounded by history related to the American Revolution, and I just loved the stories of the past.” 

He majored in history at Middlebury College in Vermont, and wrote his thesis on the Middle Ages. A professor there, Pardon Tillinghast, was a medievalist, “and I loved his excitement about the past, it was infectious.” The thesis might have taken a different direction, he remarked, if the medievalist had been teaching, “say, South Asian history.”

Read the complete article in the East Hampton Star.