Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Southampton Historical Museum

There is an entrance to the Southampton Historical Museum on main street in Southampton that also doubles as an outdoor dining area for Sant Abroeus Ristorante. In the summer, Hamptonites enjoying their al fresco luncheon may intimidate you from entering the museum this way.  Ignore this. In fact, you may see a famous face halfway down the passageway. Stare the maitre de in the eye, smile and say, "I'm going to the museum" and walk on through. This is a public space.
The passageway was designed by George C. Lynch.
The museum's home is the historic Rogers Mansion.
To commemorate the town of Southampton's 375th anniversary, the museum has rearranged its main floor rooms to depict the life of the families that lived here beginning in 1650.
The Rogers family established a farm in this location in 1648.
Rogers best parlor, 1850.
Dr. John Nugent's family lived here 1889-1899.
Nugget family tea, 1895.
Portrait of Mary Rogers (1839 - 1919) 
by Frederick R. Spenser
Parrish music parlor, 1920.
Samuel L. Parrish purchased the mansion in 1899. A New York City lawyer, he summered here with his family until his death in 1932. He is the founder of the Parrish Art Museum. The original Grosvenor Atterbury designed art museum building is situated just down the street. It was built to house Parrish's own extensive art collection.
In the front parlor, paintings of local landscapes by Pat Garrity.
Sudden Change by Pat Garrity
oil 24" x 30" via
Dusk at Scallop Pond by Pat Garrity
oil 12" x 24" via
Light Reflections by Pat Garrity
oil 12" x 16" via
Pat Garrity's beautiful local landscapes are another great reason to stop by the Rogers Mansion.
There is a great museum shop.
There are historic buildings on the museum's grounds.
I'll go back to see Patton Miller's paintings in the newly renovated Sayre barn. All of the current exhibits are up until the fall. 
Southampton Historical Museum
website here

1 comment:

  1. What a nice place to live..and visit Gail..I bet a little al fresco lunch there must be so pleasant!


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