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National Pets Day, 2021

It seems like every other day is “national something day” but this past Sunday was National Pets Day and with the majority of our staff all loving their pets, we figured this would be fun to share. How important are pets to your family?


Dr. T. Gaillard Thomas:

A Summer Colony Founder

Thursday, April 22, 11am
Often credited as the founder of the Southampton summer colony, Thomas, the most celebrated gynecologist of his age, was an extremely busy physician in New York City. At one point in the late 1860s seeking respite from his many medical duties, he took a trip on Long Island and when he reached Southampton the quaint village cast its spell on him. Several years later he built Southampton’s first house on the ocean and encouraged his friends to make it their summer headquarters.
Ghost Hunting at the Rogers Mansion
3 Groups
Saturday, April 17, 7 to 11:15pm
The Old North End of Southampton,
A Virtual Tour with Anne Halsey
Thursday, April 29, 11am
Ghost Hunting at the Rogers Mansion
3 Groups
Saturday, May 8, 7 to 10:45pm
Ghost Hunting at the Halsey House
3 Groups
Saturday, May 8, 7 to 10:45pm
Gulliver’s Travels: A Timely Reconsideration
Thursday, May 20, 11am
William S. Paley:
CBS Mogul Who Lived in Southampton
Thursday, May 27, 11am
Carriage House Flea Market
Saturday, May 29, 9am to 4pm
The Carriage House Shop
Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30, 10am to 4pm
While creating all of the content above, we are also continuing to maintain our 4 historic properties and 14 historic buildings. The grounds of our properties are always open so feel free to enjoy them any time!
For tours of the Rogers Mansion or the Halsey House please call (631) 283-2494 and give at least 3 days notice.
Rogers Mansion Museum Complex
Complex of 12 historic structures on land settled in 1645 by William Rogers, including the Rogers Mansion built 1843.
Halsey House
Built c. 1683, the oldest English style wood-frame house in New York State.
Pelletreau Silver Shop
Former business of Patriot and famed silversmith Elias Pelletreau. It is the longest continually running trade shop in the Americas.
Nature preserve and supposed landing spot for European settlers in Southampton.
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Southampton History Museum  |  17 Meeting House Lane, SH
(631) 283-2494 | southamptonhistory.org


Rogers Mansion, Southampton History Museum




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