Southampton History Museum is inviting the East End to engage in informative programming virtually.
“Like many museums around the globe, with doors locked, we are trying hard to keep interest in our organization alive by sharing our very rich and vast content in the history of Southampton,” Tom Edmonds, Southampton History Museum Executive Director, relayed. “Staff is thinking creatively to come up with imaginative ideas to share in new ways.”
The Museum recently launched The Corona Journals. If putting pen to paper provides a cathartic release, express your daily stay-at-home experience by documenting details such as what you noshed on, how you spent your time, what worries you, or anything else that consumes your thoughts. The Museum wants personal and informative entries so that historians will have a record of how community members handled this period in time.
Submissions can be sent to [email protected] and the Museum will post a selection of accounts on the Museum’s blog every Saturday.
Additionally, the Museum will host Thursday ZOOM lectures led by museum staff that revolve around local history. Topics will cover Captain’s Row: The History of Main Street, Southampton with Zachary Taylor (April 9), 100+ Years of Healing by Research Center Manager Mary Cummings (April 16), The Lost Colony of Feversham by Executive Director Tom Edmonds (April 23), and High Style in the Gilded Age: Jeanette Ralston Chase Hoyt by Research Center Manager Mary Cummings (April 30).
There will also be a special Virtual Town Hall with Southampton Village Mayor Jesse Warren on Thursday, April 9 from 6 to 7 p.m. Mayor Warren will be answering questions submitted by community members during the hour-long Q&A. Questions can be submitted at www.southamptonhistory.org. Queries can also be submitted via video, which could be played live during the Q&A if selected, by emailing [email protected].
“We’ve experienced a rapid growth in online attendance and hope to do much more. We should have been doing more of this all along,” Edmonds added.
For more information, visit www.southamptonhistory.org.