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Southampton’s 375th Anniversary Events
March 18, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Southampton Inn’s 17th annual New Year’s Eve gala has become a tradition for many Long Islanders. This year, the party also served as a kickoff event for Southampton’s 375th anniversary year. Founded in 1640, Southampton, New York is considered the first English settlement in the state of New York. Southampton has been celebrating its anniversary every 25 years since at least 1865. 375 years is reason to celebrate!
The Southampton Historical Museum is leading the 375th Anniversary Committee. Together with local hotels, restaurants, shops, museums, and town and village officials, celebratory events are planned throughout 2015.
Southampton Inn will welcome guests throughout the 375th birthday year with various birthday themed packages as the hotel, with its 90 guest rooms, pool, tennis, and Coopers Beach shuttle, is within walking distance of most of the Southampton Village historical activities. As a special incentive to participate in the upcoming happenings, Southampton Inn is offering any three night stay, January through March 2015, for $375*.
Southampton Historical Museum’s opening exhibit will feature a history of Rogers Mansion and run March 7th through December. Additional exhibits will be added in May. Rogers Mansion is located just 0.4 miles away from the Southampton Inn.
The Southampton Historical Museum’s Pelletreau Silver Shop is offering Jewelry Making Classes throughout the year, beginning in mid January. Friday and Saturday courses will be offered at $365 for members and $385 for non-members. Students will learn the basics of jewelry making, from sculpting wax and soldering to setting stones and polishing, over an eight-week course. RSVP at 631-283-2494 or visit www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org for more information. Other workshops include a Toscana Powder Paint workshop on March 19th and Harvest Wreath and Pumpkin Butter workshops in October.
Lectures at the Historical Museum will also run all year. Topics will include historical discussions on specific areas of the east end such as North Sea and Bridgehampton, manor and church tours, historic preservation groups, and Shinnecock Indian lectures. Antique Fairs will run May through September, with a Polish Festival in August, Harvest Day Fair in September, and Chowder Festival in November – the reasons to visit are truly endless.
Another special event that will draw many to Southampton is May 30th’s 6th Annual Southampton House Tour: “Insider’s View.” From 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. participants will have the opportunity to experience extraordinary houses that illustrate Southampton’s unique architectural history, from Colonial days to the present. The tour will conclude with a champagne reception hosted by Sant Ambroeus Restaurant from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 631-283-2494 or visiting southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org. May 29th and 30th rates at Southampton Inn begin at $399* per night.
Other highlights include Southampton’s Birthday Party on June 20th at Rogers Mansion. Free one-year, family memberships to the Historical Museum will be offered this day only. The party will include a band and dessert. The highly anticipated Late Summer Cocktail Party will be September 5th at Rogers Mansion and includes gourmet hors d’oeuvres and open bar.
The Historical Museum and Southampton Inn are working together to honor many of the historic families by welcoming them to the town with historic lineage lectures, home receptions, and honorary dinners at Southampton Inn. The Halsey family will be celebrated in July, with the Howells recognized in October.
The year’s celebrations will conclude with New Year’s Eve events, held annually at the Southampton Inn and a special museum benefit event being held at the Port of Missing Men historic mansion. Please visit www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org or call 631-283-2494 for more information.
A year-round calendar for all 375th activities can be found at www.27east.com.
* Rate is subject to availability. Based on double occupancy. Does not include tax.