This Friday, February 9:

The Story of the Amistad

In 1839, eight weeks after their dramatic mutiny, 49 trafficked African men aboard the schooner La Amistad dropped anchor off the coast of Montauk, desperate for fresh water and food. Instead, their ship was seized and they were transported to Connecticut as captives. 
These events would lead to an international diplomatic crisis and a series of momentous legal battles that brought into question basic tenets of American democracy and foreshadowed the Civil War. 
Mia Certic, executive director of the Montauk Historical Society, will look at this triumph of truth and justice over falsehoods and ignorance, with a special focus on the East End and its connection to this story.  

Upcoming Lectures –

Friday, March 8: The Plain Sight Project: Slavery on the East End
Presented by the Plain Sight Project Co-Directors, Donnamarie Barnes and David Rattray
Friday, April 12: How the Dominy Shops returned to North Main Street
Presented by Bob Hefner, Project Director of the Dominy Shops Museum

All lectures start at 7PM at St. Luke’s Church,

18 James Lane, East Hampton


For more information, please email or call us at 631-324-6850


East Hampton Historical Society

151 Main StreetEast Hampton, NY 11937



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