Water/Ways Exhibition Opening You're Invited

Water/Ways Exhibition Opening You're Invited

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Clinton Academy

The East Hampton Historical Society cordially invites you to our Grand Opening of  Water/Ways exhibition!

Clinton Academy (151 Main Street)

Saturday, February 29, 2020 4:00pm to 6:00pm

The Smithsonian's Water/Ways exhibition is an exploration of the connections between human beings and water-focusing on the environment, culture, and history.

New York State has more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds, and reservoirs, as well as portions of two of the five Great Lakes, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Long Island Sound. Over 70,000 miles of rivers and streams flow within our state's geographical boundaries. These waterbodies supply our drinking water; provide flood control to protect life and property; support recreation, tourism, agriculture, fishing, power generation, and manufacturing; provide habitat for aquatic plant and animal life; and inspire the human imagination.

Water also played a practical role in our state's history. The availability of water affected settlement and migration patterns of all of New York's peoples as a source of food, livelihood, and transportation.

This exhibition will also include our own water story on the East End of Long Island!

To RSVP, please contact: 631-324-6850

info@easthamptonhistory.org

THAWFest 2020-Hamptons Arts Network

Join the Hamptons Arts Network to experience the arts on the North Fork for a month long celebration.
Please visit our website to view the various events offered at www.hamptonsartsnetwork.org

Hamptons Arts Network (HAN) is a consortium of not-for-profit organizations working together to create a unified arts community of the Hamptons. Our goal is to promote collaboration, partnerships, and shared programming among its members. As well, we advocate for the arts in the area of economic development, tourism, and education.

Lecture- East Hampton Library

Lecture- East Hampton Library

What is a Waterway Anyway?

East Hampton Library

159 MAIN STREET EAST HAMPTON, N.Y.

Thursday, March 12, 2020 7pm  Admission is FREE


Daniel Rinn is a PhD Candidate in the History Department at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on the history of American environmentalism. This lecture is designed to encourage us to reflect on terms we use to describe our environment. By looking at historic “waterways” in NY, Rinn suggests that the division between “natural” and “unnatural” is not as easy to draw as one might initially think.


This program is sponsored is a joint program of the East Hampton Historical Society and the East Hampton Library.
This program is a series of programs to celebrate the Smithsonian on Main Street Exhibitions, WaterWays, showing February 11 through April 24 at Clinton Academy.

Watercolor Workshop for Adults

Watercolor Workshop for Adults

Friday, March 13, 2020 Clinton Academy

10am -11:30am

Clinton Academy (151 Main Street, EH)

Watercolor classes for adults led by Frank Sofo. We will use visual stimulation from the exhibits to create a maritime-based watercolor. $35 Registration fee includes materials. To register, please call 631-324-6850 Space is limited to 15 participants.

Image: Watercolor by Mardie Gorman (detail)

Watercolor Workshop for Kids

Watercolor Workshop for Kids

Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Clinton Academy

10am-11:30am

Clinton Academy (151 Main Street, EH)

Watercolor classes with artist Teresa Lawler for children. In the first of the children’s series, we will meet at the Marine Museum and use visual stimulation from the exhibits to create a maritime-based watercolor.  Recommended age for kids: 10-13.  $35 Registration fee includes materials.  To register, please call 631-324-6850  Space is limited to 15 participants.

Children's art pieces will be displayed on the second floor of Clinton Academy as part of the WaterWays Exhibition February 29-April 11, 2020

Image: Watercolor by Mardie Gorman (detail)

Watercolor Workshop for Adults

Watercolor Workshop for Adults

Friday, March 20, 2020 Clinton Academy

10am-11:30am

Clinton Academy (151 Main Street, EH)

Watercolor classes for adults led by Frank Sofo. We will use visual stimulation from the exhibits to create a maritime-based watercolor. $35 Registration fee includes materials. To register, please call 631-324-6850 Space is limited to 15 participants.

Image: Watercolor by Mardie Gorman (detail)

History of Montaukett/Shinnecock Fishing

History of Montaukett/Shinnecock Fishing

Friday, March 20, 2020 East Hampton Marine Museum

7:00pm
East Hampton Marine Museum (31 Bluff Road, Amagansett)

The indigenous people of Long Island have an extensive history of fishing and cultivating marine resources. This lecture will speak about traditional fishing practices here on the east end. The talk will explain how the Montauketts and Shinnecocks have been able to maintain a connection with their waters and why it is important to understand the balance of stewardship that we influence as inhabitants of Long Island today.

Join us and guest speaker Shane Weeks for this special program.
Admission is FREE, 50 person limit.

Shane Weeks is an artist, traditional dancer and drummer, hunter and fisherman, cultural consultant and educator. When not engaging in cross-cultural events or working as an artist, Shane is employed on a fishing boat in the summer and makes wampum beads from quahog clam shells on the Poospatuck Reservation year round.

Winter Lecture Series 2020

Winter Lecture Series 2020

Curator's Tour of WaterWays Exhibition

CLINTON ACADEMY MUSEUM
151 MAIN STREET, EAST HAMPTON, N.Y.


FRIDAY March 27, 2020  7-9pm, come at your leisure.
Join Richard Barons to explore this wonderful exhibition which includes our local water story.
FREE ADMISSION, donations welcome.

Information: 631-324-6850
info@easthamptonhistory.org
 

 

 

 

This program is sponsored is a joint program of the East Hampton Historical Society and the East Hampton Library.
This program is a series of programs to celebrate the Smithsonian on Main Street Exhibitions, WaterWays, showing February 11 through April 24 at Clinton Academy.

Salt Water People Reading

Salt Water People Reading

Sunday, March 29, 2020 East Hampton Marine Museum

2:00pm

East Hampton Marine Museum (31 Bluff Road, Amagansett)

Salt Water People spins the legend of the 12th Generation Bonacker Bayman Chris King, and his final fishing trip with his son, Danny. When Chris, struggling with the pressures of losing his wife, his home, his boat, and his source of income catches a mystical creature from the depths of his past, he must choose which he’d rather lose: his son or his mind.” 

To prepare Salt Water People, American Lore Theater spent time learning from experienced local Baymen, listening to archival recordings and reading historical documents. American Lore Theater’s mission is to preserve, protect and perform the living traditions of the living communities of or pertaining to the 50 US states or territories.

50 person limit. A $5 donation per person  is suggested. 

Museum Day live! 2020

Museum Day live! 2020

Saturday, April 4, 2020 Clinton Academy

10am-3pm

Clinton Academy (151 Main Street, EH)

On April 4, 2020, museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a FREE downloadable Museum Day ticket.

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket...for free.

- Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be found here on the Museum Day website https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/east-hampton-historical-society-clinton-academy/

- One ticket per household, for two people.

Smithsonian

Smithsonian