Friends and Neighbors,
Happy New Year!
2022 was a terrific year! Thank you to everyone who donated and attended our programs and events with enthusiasm and good cheer. Because of your support, 2022 was a wonderfully productive and successful year where we continued fulfilling our mission to inspire the public’s awareness and appreciation for our community’s history and cultural traditions.
Below are a few of our accomplishments as we look ahead to 2023.
2022 premiered The Rogers House: A Contextual History, the first-ever exhibition installed in the newly restored Nathaniel Rogers House.
Museum Members enjoyed a special sneak preview as we ready
the entire house for its opening to the public in 2023.
Panels and Discussions
This year we premiered The Distinguished Lecturer Series hosting an impressive list of some of our community’s most notable authors and historians, including Marilee Foster; Tom Clavin; Donnamarie Barnes & David Rattray (Plain Sight Project); John Avlon; Amanda Fairbanks; Shane Weeks; Megan and Scott Chaskey; Rue Matthiessen; John Aldridge & Anthony Sosinski; Ed Wesnofske. We’re already planning an exciting lineup for 2023!
Museum Trustee Peter Walsh performed a reading of his work
Ocean Road: The Story of The Circassian with special guest
Shane Weeks to a sold-out audience at The Rogers House. We hope to bring this exciting program back for an encore performance in 2023.
Art Classes & Workshops
Artist Barbara Thomas continued her celebrated En Plein Air Workshop during the summer of 2022 and will return in 2023! The coming year will also see the premiere of Upon This Ground — Art | Community | Discussion, which will present a series of artist workshops in partnership with Shinnecock Artist Jeremy Dennis and Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio.
2022 saw the return of some of our most popular community events, including Cars & Coffee, a celebration of Bridgehampton’s automotive and racing history, and our spooky-fun Halloween Fiesta with special guest Metal Artist and Blacksmith James DeMartis.
We’re excited about all the goodies and a few surprises for next year, including the grand opening of the historic Nathaniel Rogers House to the general public as a museum for the very first time.
We can’t wait to see you in 2023!
Until then, we wish you and your families a safe and healthy New Year!
Nina Rayburn Dec /Executive Director
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Thank you again!