Southampton Historical Museum continues their commemoration of Southampton’s 375th Anniversary during April with a spotlight on the Roaring Twenties, a battle that few know about, the history of an East End landmark, and a tour showcasing a local town’s founding.
On Thursday, April 9th at 12 p.m., Southampton Historical Museum is hosting a Director’s Tour of the Nathaniel Rogers House (Southeast corner of Ocean Road and Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton). Built by Abraham T. Rose, the Bridgehampton house was remodeled by the accomplished artist Nathaniel Rogers around 1840. The Nathaniel Rogers House is currently in the middle of a meticulous restoration. Bridgehampton Historical Society Executive Director John Eilertsen will lead the tour, which includes a stop at the Corwith House, the Society’s headquarters and exhibition space.
On Thursday, April 23rd at 12 p.m., find out about the “Battle for the Eagle, 1814: A Story Lost” at the Rogers Mansion (17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton). North Fork historian Richard Wines will discuss the hardly known battle as well as showcase the captivating story he has discovered.
On Saturday, April 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Southampton Historical Museum members are invited to a Bohemia History Tour & Four Course Lunch at the Bohemia Historical Society (1519 Locust Avenue, Bohemia). Attendees will enjoy a tour of the museum, a lecture on the founding of Bohemia by Bishop Emil Wczela, a resident and founding family member, followed by a four-course lunch at Mama Mia’s Ristorante. Admission is $35.
The final April happening is the Roaring Twenties at the Rogers Mansion on Wednesday, April 29th at 11 a.m. Learn about the 1920s during the lively lecture led by Marilyn Carminio. Reminisce about the era of the flapper, speakeasies, and the newly rich. Admission is $5.
RSVP is required for all the Museum’s April events.
For more information, call 631-283-2494 or visit www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.