Winter & Spring Events/Programs

in East Hampton

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COMING FEBRUARY 29, 2020 THROUGH APRIL 11, 2020
Clinton Academy 151 Main Street EH
Tuesdays through Saturdays 10am-3pm
Donations Welcome
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The Smithsonian’s Water/Ways exhibition is an exploration of the connections between human beings and water-focusing on the environment, culture, and history.
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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.
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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.
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This exhibition will also include our own water story on the East End of Long Island!
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Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and state humanities councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress. Water/Ways was inspired by an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, and the Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul, in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland; The Field Museum, Chicago; Instituto Sangari, Sao Paulo, Brazil; National Museum of Australia, Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.
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WHAT IS A WATERWAY ANYWAY?
East Hampton Library
159 MAIN STREET EAST HAMPTON, N.Y.
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Thursday, March 12, 2020 7pm 
Admission is FREE
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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.
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This program is sponsored is a joint program of the East Hampton Historical Society and the East Hampton Library.
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This program is a series of programs to celebrate the Smithsonian on Main Street Exhibitions, WaterWays, showing February 29 through April 11 at Clinton Academy.
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History of Montaukett/Shinnecock Fishing
FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2020 7:00pm
East Hampton Marine Museum
(31 Bluff Road, Amagansett)
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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.
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Join us and guest speaker Shane Weeks for this special program.
Admission is FREE, 50 person limit.
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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.
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Salt Water People Reading
SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 2:00pm
East Hampton Marine Museum
(31 Bluff Road, Amagansett)
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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.” 
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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.
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50 person limit. A $5 donation per person is suggested. 
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Museum Day live! 2020
SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020 10am-3pm
Clinton Academy (151 Main Street, EH)
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On April 4, 2020, museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a FREE downloadable Museum Day ticket.
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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.
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– One ticket per household, for two people.
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The East Hampton Historical Society serves the residents of and visitors to East Hampton by collecting, preserving, presenting, and interpreting the material, cultural, and economic heritage of the Town of East Hampton and its surroundings.

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www.easthamptonhistory.org

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