Virtual Book Club

Join the Society for its Virtual Book Club discussion on October 14, at 7:00pm as they discuss "A Weaver's Memoir" by Jack Lenor Larsen. LongHouse Executive Director, Matko Tomicic, will be on hand for the discussion.

World-renowned textile designer and weaver Jack Lenor Larsen reflects on his extraordinary life and career in this beautifully illustrated memoir. A graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Larsen founded his own textile design company in 1953. Today, the Larsen name is synonymous with exquisite woven fabrics, epitomizing the point at which modernism, craft and technology intersect.

The novel is available through the Suffolk County Cooperative Library System for interlibrary loan, as well as for purchase through the LongHouse InStore, on their website at

The program is free, but registration is required.

Doyle Appraisal Day at the East Hampton Historical Society

Doyle Appraisal Day at the East Hampton Historical Society

October 15

Join our team of Specialists on Friday, October 15 in East Hampton for an Appraisal Day to benefit the East Hampton Historical Society!

Doyle's team of Specialists will provide verbal auction estimates for Paintings and Prints, Jewelry, Watches and Silver. Discover the value of your treasures in today's auction market. Photographs of large objects are acceptable. $20 donation to the EHHS for up to five objects. The appraisals will be conducted by appointment.
All Donations benefit the collections fund of the East Hampton Historical Society.

Friday, October 15, 2021, by appointment, 10am-4pm
The Hedges-Edwards Barn at Mulford Farm
10 James Lane
East Hampton, NY
Jenny Pitman, 917-745-2730

Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day

Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day

October 16

Join us for our third Annual Amagansett Maritime Heritage Day, on October 16th from 11am-4pm. Visit all four locations for free family activities all day long!

Amagansett Free Library:
Families are invited to participate in a scavenger hunt at the Amagansett Library! Explore the library in search of special maritime-related art, artifacts and books in the collection. Learn about different aspects of our community's maritime heritage, including whaling and fishing. How many scavenger hunt items can you find?

Amagansett Life Saving Station:
The East Hampton Middle School's Surfrider Club will host a beach cleanup at Atlantic Beach on Oct. 16th at 10am.
The Amagansett Lifesaving Station and Coast Guard Museum will have a children's writing / drawing station with age- specific explorations to envision life at the Station, architecture, tools and maritime science. Participants will be provided a varied writing or art assignment to complete on the grounds and will return it to the leader to earn a unique ALSS custom patch to commemorate the day. Also on hand, Captain Cataletto will recreate an actual ocean rescue, especially for the youth. In addition, knot tying and marine science exhibits will be at the museum.

East End Classic Boat Society:
Come visit the East End Classic Boat Society's Open House today! We invite you to meet our boat builders and learn our building process. We will also have a demonstration pool and information about our school programs available for visitors.

East Hampton Marine Museum:
Join author Barbara Borsack from 12pm-2pm as she reads excerpts from her children's book, "Keeping the Montauk Light." Children can enjoy a lighthouse craft and the exhibits at the Marine Museum from 11am-4pm.

Cemetery Tour with Hugh King and Richard Barons

Join Town Crier, Hugh King, and Chief Curator, Richard Barons, on a flashlight tour of the Old Burial Grounds.

Please meet at Home Sweet Home Museum 14 James Lane, East Hampton, by 4:45pm. The tour will begin at 5pm. Be aware that only street parking is available. Guests will be expected to climb steps and navigate uneven, grassy ground. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight! If there are accessibility concerns, please contact our office.

$10 Members, $15 Future Members.

Registration is required.

Virtual Book Club

Join the Society for their Virtual Book Club as they discuss "On the East End: The Last Best Times of a Long Island Fishing Community" by Clarence Hickey. Clarence will be on hand for the discussion, with Larry Penny.

In 1970, as a young marine biologist, Clarence Hickey won a position on the staff of the New York State Ocean Sciences Laboratory, Montauk, NY. For the next five years he was involved in landmark studies of Long Island's then-thriving fisheries. He developed deep bonds with the Baymen and ocean fishers who called the East End of Long Island home and worked closely with them as he and the Ocean Sciences Lab studied the habits and prospects of more than one hundred species of fish and shellfish that call Long Island waters home. This is his loving, anguished memoir of those years, replete with vivid portraits of the traditional fishers and scientists he worked with, their habits and discoveries, and their history-suffused community. This book is Clarence Hickey's clarion call for us to preserve and revive the natural community he fell in love with when he was young.

The book is available through the Suffolk County Cooperative Library System for interlibrary loan, as well as for purchase or download on Amazon.

Society members and the public are welcome at no charge. Registration is required.

Lantern Tour with Hugh King and Richard Barons

Take a stroll down Main Street as the tales of the historic inhabitants are brought to life on November 5, at 5:00pm. Then, explore five historic buildings-Clinton Academy, Osborn-Jackson House, First Presbyterian Church, Mulford Farm House, and Home Sweet Home-as they were illuminated in days of yore.

The tour will begin at Clinton Academy Museum, rain or shine.

$10 Members, $15 Future Members

Registration is required.

Join us for our Book Club Discussion!

"The Lost Boys of Montauk" by Amanda Fairbanks who will be joining us for the discussion.

Amanda M. Fairbanks is a journalist who has worked in the editorial department of The New York Times, as a reporter for HuffPost, and at The East Hampton Star, where she wrote investigative stories, features, and profiles. Her writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Newsweek, The Atlantic, and The San Francisco Chronicle. A graduate of Smith College and a former Teach for America corps member, she has two master's degrees from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and currently lives with her family in Sag Harbor. In this book, she examines the profound shift of Montauk from a working-class village-"a drinking town with a fishing problem"-to a playground for the ultra-wealthy, seeking out the reasons that an event more than three decades old remains so startlingly vivid in people's minds. She explores the ways in which deep, lasting grief can alter people's memories through the tragedy of Wind Blown, a commercial fishing boat. And she shines a light on the powerful and sometimes painful dynamics between fathers and sons, as well as the secrets that can haunt families from beyond the grave.

The book is available through the Suffolk County Cooperative Library System for interlibrary loan, as well as for purchase or download on Amazon.

Society members and the public are welcome at no charge.

Registration is required.