September Calendar

Harvest Fair

Saturday, September 21, 11AM to 4PM
Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
The Southampton History Museum celebrates life during the 19th century with a variety of activities that harken back to a simpler, hands-on era when both adults and children alike pitched in to make an income for the family and to make a sustainable home life. This year all guests are also invited to witness the reenactment of the 1851 marriage of Captain George G. White and Elizabeth Fordham.

Places + Faces

Everyday, September 1 – September 30
Can be viewed on our
Our Summer Interns worked hard on many things here at the museum, one of which was this exhibit. The two of them did a deep dive into our collection and found different subject matter which intrigued them which ultimately led them to the creation of this online exhibit, giving you the chance to learn a bit more about parts of our collection.

Jewelry Making Classes

Saturdays, September 7 – December 28,
10AM – 12PM
Pelletreau Silver Shop, 80 Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968
Price varies Based on number of class/membership
1 class – $50 member / $60 non-member
4 classes – $180 member / $220 non-member
8 classes – $360 member / $420 non-member
To register for the class please call the Museum at (631) 283-2494

Carriage House Thrift Shop

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
The Shop is regularly open most Fridays and Saturdays indoors between
11:00 am and 4:00 pm with the last day being Saturday, October 12.
On select Saturdays throughout the Summer vendors will fill not just the
Carriage House, but the entire yard!

Inside Home Sweet Home with Hugh King

Tuesday, September 24, 12PM
Home Sweet Home Museum, 14 James Lane, East Hampton, NY 11937
To RSVP please call the museum at
(631) 283-2494 or send an email to

Ghost Hunting

at the Rogers Mansion and Halsey House

Saturday, September 24, 8:30 to 11pm
Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
The Halsey House, 249 South Main Street, Southampton, NY 11968
$30 per person
To purchase tickets please call the Museum at (631) 283-2494 x 500

High Style in the Gilded Age: Southampton 1870-1930

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968
Exhibit Open: Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11am to 4pm,
August 17, 2019 to August 8, 2020
General Admission: $5 for adults, free for members and kids under 17
With the arrival of the railroad in 1870, Southampton began its swift ascent to fashionable status. New Yorkers, spared a grueling journey by stagecoach or an overnight boat trip, could now make the trip in a few hours. While the early years of the Southampton summer colony were marked by a professed enthusiasm for the informal pleasures of country life, it was perhaps inevitable that the taste for Gilded Age excess, then sweeping over the city, would begin to assert itself among the colonists. Afternoon teas, picnics and intimate soirees lost favor to be replaced by the formal balls and extravagant entertainments earlier arrivals had disdained. All pretense of rural simplicity was dropped when women began arriving with trunkloads of gowns and accessories and organizing a social agenda every bit as demanding and elaborately choreographed as the one they knew in the city. Then, with the arrival and progression of the new century, a younger generation began moving away from the excesses and formality characteristic of the Gilded Age at its opulent height. As it did elsewhere, the decade of the 1920s brought good times to Southampton, and with them the advent of the flapper, who had no use for styles that had kept women confined and corseted for too long. After that, there was no going back. The women here, in “High Style in the Gilded Age,” were among Southampton’s fashionable trend-setters, admired and envied by other women, and lavishly covered in the local and New York City society columns.

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