May 2022

Calendar of Events


Our Historic Sites and Museums are Reopening!


Visit us for FREE starting May 20!
Thanks to generous support from Sotheby’s International Realty, the East Hampton Historical Society is now able to offer free admission to visit our historic sites! Starting May 20, our hours of operation are Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 3pm. You can learn about fishing and whaling at the Marine Museum, find artistic inspiration at the Moran Studio, and relive the American Revolution at Mulford Farm. For additional details, check out the “Visit” page on our website.
During the week, Sotheby’s International Realty is also sponsoring free school programs. If you’re a teacher and want to book a field trip to one of our sites, email our Director of Education

Bonac: Then & Now – Opening May 13 at Clinton Academy

Groups of artists have exhibited their work at Clinton Academy since the 1880s and when the Historical Society was founded 100 years ago, one of its primary roles was to operate a gallery for East Hampton artists. As part of our Centennial celebration this month, we’re thrilled to host Bonac Then and Now: EH High School Student & Alumni Art Show in collaboration with the East Hampton Arts Council.
The exhibition will be on view at Clinton Academy from May 13 through May 22 with an Artist Reception on May 13.
Opening reception: Friday 5/13 4pm – 7pm
Exhibition hours:

                                     Sat & Sun 5/14 & 5/15, 11am – 4pm

  • Mon – Fri 5/16 – 5/20,  10am – 4pm
  • Sat & Sun 5/21 & 5/22, 11am – 4pm 
The exhibit is made possible by Golden Eagle, Village Hardware, One Stop Market, and East Hampton Plumbing and Building Supply. 

Historical Walking Tours start Friday, May 20


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 new and different ways. 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 you have any questions, 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

It’s the return of our amazing Annual Membership Party!


You’re invited to join us on Saturday, June 18 from 6pm to 8pm at Woody House, a magnificent property perched on a bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. You can also spend time exploring a series of beautiful and unique gardens that lead down to Georgica Pond.
Members at the Friend+ level will have the opportunity to learn about the Historical Society’s Centennial and plans for the future while we celebrate our members’ contributions with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
Please email us with any questions about Historical Society memberships or the party.
Tickets are $175 per person
Saturday, June 18
6pm to 8pm

Marine Explorers Program 


Marine Explorers is a hands-on educational program for children ages 6 to 15 to explore maritime history, environmental studies, and water safety. Each morning, kids will explore cultural and maritime history and traditional craftsmanship at the Marine Museum using woodworking tools and paint to create their own works of art. Over the course of the week, they’ll discover the excitement of taking a creative idea from concept to fully executed piece.
After woodworking, touring the marine museum, and creating art, students will head to Atlantic Avenue Beach in the afternoon to enjoy the water and beach activities while learning about marine science and water safety.
Program staff are certified educators and water safety instructors, as well as American Red Cross trained open water lifeguards. The staff also includes a level-one surf/ocean lifeguard. 
Monday to Friday, 9am to 2pm.
Space is limited, so make your reservationtoday!
$495 for members and $525 per week for nonmembers.
Siblings receive a $50 per week discount.
Available sessions for ages 6 to 8:
  • July 5 – 8
  • July 18 – 22
  • August 1 – 5
Available Sessions for ages 9 to 12:
  • July 11 – 15
  • July 25 – 29
  • August 8 – 12
Advanced Marine Explorers for ages 13 to 15:
  • August 8 – 12 (Swim test required)
East Hampton Marine Museum
301 Bluff Road, Amagansett NY

Inaugural Golf Outing Benefit


We are SOLD OUT for our Inaugural Golf Outing Benefit at the Maidstone Club!
We do have tickets available for Dinner & Cocktails only!
$75 per ticket
Tee Signs for purchase
$195 per tee sign
Thursday, May 26

In case you missed it –

Celebrating 100 Years of the East Hampton Historical Society:

Clinton Academy & Schoolhouses in our Community

Winter Lecture Series: Clinton Academy & The Schoolhouses
East Hampton Historical Society



AAQ / Resource: Sotheby’s International Realty