Southampton History Museum Appoints Sarah Kautz

as New Executive Director 


October 2, 2023 — Southampton History Museum is pleased to announce that Sarah Kautz has been named executive director of the 125-year-old nonprofit. Ms. Kautz brings to the role nearly two decades of experience in museums and historic preservation. During the last ten years, she has collaborated with local officials and community members to create new opportunities for preserving historic and cultural resources throughout Long Island and Greater New York.

“It is an honor to be selected to lead Southampton History Museum,” said Ms. Kautz. “I look forward to working together with the Museum’s board, staff, and wider community to enhance how we share and celebrate Southampton’s remarkable past.”

Father W. Patrick Edwards, president of the Museum’s board of directors, said, “It is clear from her previous experience, and from getting to know her during the search process, that Sarah is a thoughtful scholar and knowledgeable professional who approaches her work with care and enthusiasm. We are fortunate to welcome her as our next executive director. The board is excited to start working together on fresh projects and initiatives.”


Southampton History Museum: Organized in 1898 and incorporated in 1910, the Museum’s mission is to preserve and promote the history and culture of Southampton by engaging diverse audiences in our shared heritage. The Museum currently stewards four separate heritage sites, featuring fourteen historic buildings with changing public exhibitions, a research center, and educational programs for schoolchildren and adults.

For more information, visit www.southamptonhistory.org or call 631.283.2494.  

Southampton History Museum, 2017




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