Zoom Lecture:

Zoom Lecture: "What is a Waterway Anyway?" By Daniel Wayne Rinn

Thursday, July 30, 2020 7:00PM

Please join the East Hampton Historical Society for this informative and through provoking lecture.
This lecture is designed to encourage a public audience to reflect on the terms we use to describe our environment. By looking at a handful of historic “waterways” in New York, the talk suggests that the division between “natural” and “unnatural” is not as easy to draw as one might initially think.
This lecture will be broadcast live via zoom! To REGISTER, CLICK HERE

Daniel Rinn is a PhD Candidate in the History Department at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on the history of American environmentalism and environmental ideas.
In March 2020, due to the COVID-19 virus, the Town of East Hampton issued a state-of-emergency. To help decrease the possibility of community transmission, the East Hampton Historical Society closed its physical doors on this exhibit, and on its programming, including a live in-person presentation of this lecture. And so we pivoted, and bring it to you via zoom instead!

This program was made possible with the support of Smithsonian Museum on Main Street and the Museum Association of New York

East Hampton Virtual Antiques Show Party

East Hampton Virtual Antiques Show Party

July 17, 2020

EAST HAMPTON VIRTUAL ANTIQUES SHOW PARTY to benefit the East Hampton Historical Society

July 17, 2020

Tickets: $150 (tickets include a swag bag* & a tax deductible donation to EHHS)

Gift Bags will be delivered to ticket holders.

*Sea Bag© Beverage Bucket with Summer in a Bottle, EH Cookies and HC&G Magazine. $130 value

Media Sponsor: HC&G (Hamptons Cottages & Gardens)

Sponsor: Wölffer Estate


East Hampton Historical Society Online Auction

East Hampton Historical Society Online Auction

July 17, 2020 6pm through July 24, 2020 6pm

Auction includes items from top designers. We will also be offering an opportunity to support our East End ambulance corps as a way of giving back to our first responders.

Proceeds to benefit the educational programs of the East Hampton Historical Society. First Responder bids go directly to the Ambulance Corps.

Auction Sponsor: Doyle

Click HERE for when the auction link goes live! AUCTION LINK

Questions? Email info@easthamptonhistory.org

Favorite Dealers Showcase

Favorite Dealers Showcase

July 18 to July 25

Since this year's Antiques & Design Show will not be taking place on Historic Mulford Farm in the same way, we want to share some information from show manager Brian Ferguson Antiques.  Link to some of our favorite dealers who come each year to make the show one of the best in the country. Check them out on Instagram #easthamptonantiquesdesignshow or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/East-Hampton-Antiques-Design-Show-108509734255276/

Brian Ferguson and all the dealers look forward to seeing you all in person in 2021!





NEW!! We're on Youtube!

NEW!! We're on Youtube!

Channel went live on June 22, 2020 at 10am

The East Hampton Historical Society has launched its YouTube Channel!

Did you miss any of our Facebook Live events, Curator's Clips, Remember to Remember History Chats, or Influential Women's videos? 

Now you can see them all in one place. Watch them again, and see our history come alive as we add more videos on various themes to our channel this year.

In order for us to customize this URL, we need 100 subscribers!  Please take a minute to not only enjoy all of our videos, but to also subscribe to us. 

Its free, once you find our channel, click subscribe and as we add more videos you'll be alerted.

Thank you for your support!

Channel went live on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 10am 



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 Kue John Lor, Curator of Collections at collections@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!


Hamptons Arts Network Artists Relief Fund

Hamptons Arts Network Artists Relief Fund

Apply now through July 22, 2020

The East Hampton Historical Society as part of the Hamptons Arts Network (HAN), is proud to support artists living and working on the East End of Long Island through the Hamptons Arts Network Artist Relief Fund, in partnership with New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). HAN established this fund to award unrestricted $1,000 grants to visual artists, performers, filmmakers, writers, dancers, musicians, and teaching artists who have experienced dire financial emergencies due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The application is now open through July 22, 2020. Apply now


Media Sponsor for the House & Garden Tour