For six years, The Summer Lecture Luncheon has brought together some of the best designer and architects from around the country for a day of fun, friends, and food.
As the keynote speaker for this year's Lecture Luncheon, the East Hampton Historical Society is delighted to welcome renowned landscape architect, Thomas Woltz.
Over the past two decades of practice, Woltz and his team have developed a unique approach to the designed landscape using ecological and cultural research as the foundation for designing meaningful contemporary landscapes that inspire deep connections between people and the natural world. Public landscapes in the US and abroad form the majority of the firm's design work. These include parks, botanic gardens, arboreta, and educational and cultural campuses. The balance of the work is related to conservation of biodiversity within large productive and agricultural landscapes.
Woltz was educated at the University of Virginia and holds Masters degrees in Landscape Architecture and Architecture. He also holds an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the State University of New York, Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse. He was recognized with the Land for People Award by the Trust for Public Land in 2019 and as one of the most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2017. The Wall Street Journal named him the Design Innovator of the Year in 2013. Woltz currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.
The Luncheon will take place on Thursday, August 11 at 11:00 a.m. overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the exclusive Maidstone Club.
$5,000 (Program Sponsor) Table of 10, which pays for fields trips enabling an entire school to visit our historic sites during the year.
$2,500 (Program Supporter) for 5 tickets, which helps pay for a conservator to preserve our nationally significant collections.
$500 for 2 tickets
$275 for 1 ticket
Program Sponsors and Supporters will be recognized in the event program.
The program will benefit the ongoing restoration, collections, and exhibition projects of the East Hampton Historical Society.
Thursday, August 11
50 Old Beach Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937
Learn about East Hampton and how Main Street has changed over time. Every Friday, specially-trained educators will take you inside Clinton Academy and the Town House and help you see East Hampton in a completely different way. We're thrilled to have Hugh King, Historic Site Manager for the Village of East Hampton and Steve Long, Director of the Historical Society lead the year's inaugural walking tour on May 20.
Arrive at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street by 5:45pm so that the tour can begin promptly at 6pm. Be aware that only street parking is available. Guests will be expected to climb steps and navigate uneven, grassy ground. Wear comfortable shoes! If there are accessibility concerns, please contact the Historical Society's offices.
Every Friday at 6pm
May 20 - September 2
Reservations required. $6 per person
For more information, please email or call us at 631-324-6850 x3
As part of its year-long Centennial celebration, the East Hampton Historical Society is presenting a Fall Festival for families taking place at Mulford Farm on Saturday, October 1 from 10am to 2pm (Rain date on October 2).
Harkening back to the History Festivals that occurred on the Farm decades ago, this year's event will feature an array of activities including historical reenactors, games, music, walking tours, craft demonstrations, artmaking, and student history projects.