COVID-19/Quarantine History Project

COVID-19/Quarantine History Project

ONGOING! We need your help!

During this time in our history, East Hampton like the rest of the world is experiencing something unprecedented.

As YOUR historical society, it's our responsibility to collect and tell the stories of East Hampton town; and this is just one of its chapters. When the 1918 flu hit, we were able to document it through letters in our collection.

We are conducting a project to document this time.

Phase One: we are collecting images from during quarantine and as we emerge into the new normal.

Phase Two: The images and videos, will be included in a "documentary" recounting this period this fall. We are partnering with LTV to produce the final video to share this autumn.

How you can participate?

Please send in your images and short video clips to share with us as the story unfolds. We would like to include pics of graduations, masks, social distanced family parties, etc.

Please send your video clips and images to our Chief Curator curator@easthamptonhistory.org

Please remember to share your name, address, and phone numbers so we have that for our records, thanks!

Your submissions become property of the East Hampton Historical Society collection.

THANK YOU and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

 

Make it Monday - Gardening

Make it Monday - Gardening

April 26

The year is 1800 and you are living on Mulford Farm in East Hampton. Most of your food, herbs, and medicine come from the farm and garden. At that time, you would have been responsible for helping to plant each spring.

In this free virtual session of Make It Mondays, Activities You Can Do at Home, Director of Experience Marianne Della Croce will demonstrate how to plant your own seeds and start a mini garden for your home as you learn about the Society's historic gardens. This is appropriate for children ages 7-13.

From home you will need seeds, soil, a marker, a label and water. The video will be available on the Society's Facebook and YouTube pages on Monday, April 26th.

Furniture Detective - Chairs Edition

Curious about those antiques in your house that you inherited or purchased? Want to know more about their age, design history, and construction?

Join the Society on Thursday, May 6th at 7pm via zoom as Chief Curator, Richard Barons, will answer your burning questions about your heirlooms. This month, we will be focusing on chairs.

Send in a photograph of your chair, as well as any questions you may have about it, to Marianne Della Croce at info@easthamptonhistory.org by Thursday, April 8th. Five will be selected for the discussion.

All submissions will be anonymous. The discussion is free and open to anyone. Please note - we are not able to provide you with an appraisal of your furniture.

Photo: Comb back, bird cage, Windsor rocking chair, painted black, c. 1810. From the collection of the East Hampton Historical Society.

ZOOM ART TOUR OF MORAN and POLLOCK-KRASNER STUDIOS

This special live Zoom event takes virtual visitors on a tour of world famous artist studios — national landmarks located in East Hampton, New York. Doors virtually open to the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center at 4pm, and then participants visit the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio at 4:30pm on guided tours using Zoom. There is no charge, but registration is required.

Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center
with Education Coordinator, Joyce Raimondo


Education Coordinator, Joyce Raimondo will virtually guide visitors through Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner's home and studio - a national landmark located in East Hampton, New York. Discover creative ways Pollock and Krasner expressed their feelings with paint. Discuss the art displayed in their home and explore the barn studio filled with paint splatters -- evidence of their masterpieces.


Pollock is best known for applying house paint from sticks onto canvases placed on the floor of his barn studio. He walked around all four sides of the paintings as he created imagery that captures movement and energy. Krasner, also an abstract painter, is known for her innovative technique of cutting up earlier work to create new painting/collages.


THOMAS AND MARY NIMMO MORAN STUDIO
with Chief Curator, Richard Barons


Join Chief Curator, Richard Barons, on a virtual tour of the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio - national historic landmark, located in East Hampton, New York. In 1884, Moran built the first artist's studio in East Hampton which marked the beginning of the village as an artist's colony. The Moran Studio has been described as "a quirky, Queen Anne style-studio cottage.” Thomas Moran is widely known for his landscape paintings of the Rocky Mountains, and Mary Nimmo Moran for her landscape prints, particularly her etchings.

 

*These sites are part of the Historic Artist Homes and Studios of the National Trust for Preservation.

Virtual Book Club: A Day Like Any Other: The Great Hamptons Hurricane of 1938 by Genie Chipps Henderson

Virtual Book Club: A Day Like Any Other: The Great Hamptons Hurricane of 1938 by Genie Chipps Henderson

May 13

Join the EHHS for their virtual Book Club as they explore A Day Like Any Other: The Great Hamptons Hurricane of 1938 a novel by Genie Chipps Henderson on May 13 at 7:00pm.

This is a thrilling story of a day that began much like any other at the ragtag end of the summer season on the eastern end of long island - better known as the Hamptons. The Storm, coming without warning, caught the summer colonists and locals alike off guard as it made landfall at 3:00pm. It brought with it unprecedented wind, rain, and waves so powerful they were recorded on seismographs 5000 miles away in Alaska.

Henderson's skillful storytelling is based on carefully researched facts and woven into an amazing story with compelling characters.

Historic photos and research with be shared by the Author who will be joining the discussion, as well as items from the Society's archive.

If you have any photos you would like included, please email info@easthamptonhistory.org.

This event will be held on Zoom and is free to the public. please email info@easthamptonhistory.org.

East Hampton Lil' Explorers - Young Writers

Stop by Mulford Farm for some summer family-fun explore a different theme each day of the week!

Ready to earn the Nobel Prize for Literature? Start here! On Monday, August 2nd, we will make our own journals and write a story using historic photos as our prompts. We will also be making our own invisible ink to write secret messages to our friends! All supplies are included. Accompanying adults are no charge.

9:30am-12:30pm
$15.00 Future members
$10.00 Members

East Hampton Lil' Explorers - Forces of Nature

Stop by Mulford Farm for some summer family-fun and explore a different theme each day of the week!

Unleash your outdoor curiosity! On Tuesday, August 3rd, we will explore a historic garden and have the chance to sow some seeds there! We will also take a nature walk, create a suncatcher from what we find, and learn about the ecosystem in our own backyard. All supplies are included. Accompanying adults are no charge.

9:30am-12:30pm
$15.00 Future members
$10.00 Members

East Hampton Lil' Explorers - Games Galore

Stop by Mulford Farm for some summer family-fun and explore a different theme each day of the week!

On Wednesday, August 4th, play games like East Hampton Kids of yore! Try your hand at rolling a hoop and making your own whirligig! Practice your hand at playing marbles and jacks too. All supplies are included. Accompanying adults are no charge.

9:30am-12:30pm
$15.00 Future members
$10.00 Members

East Hampton Lil' Explorer - Time Travelers

Stop by Mulford Farm for some summer family-fun and explore a different theme each day of the week!

It's not your parents' summer program, but we will be doing activities like they did when they were kids waaaaaay back in the 1980s! On Thursday, August 5th, we will create your own magnetic Tetris puzzle, design tubular 80s shades, and make individualized lanyards. Totally rad, dude! All supplies are included. Accompanying adults are no charge.

9:30am-12:30pm
$15.00 Future members
$10.00 Members

East Hampton Lil' Explorer - Concoctions and Potions

Stop by Mulford Farm for some summer family-fun and explore a different theme each day of the week!

End the week with our ice cream party! On Friday, August 6th, we will stir, shake and mix common household items for a sweet snack or two (contains dairy). Stir up your own tornado in a quick science project too. All supplies are included. Accompanying adults are no charge.

9:30am-12:30pm
$15.00 Future members
$10.00 Members