East Hampton’s Intriguing Lantern Tours
Clinton Academy, East Hampton,
You know it’s fall when Hugh King, East Hampton’s Town Crier, Richard Barons, East Hampton Historical Society Executive Director, and Barbara Borsack, Society Trustee, conduct their Lantern Tour of Main Street and East Hampton historic buildings, including Clinton Academy, Osborn-Jackson House, and Home Sweet Home. Participants will walk down Main Street, stopping in front of the historic houses and hearing Hugh’s fascinating commentary that brings to life the tales of the inhabitants—as well experiencing all five historic buildings as they were illuminated in days of yore.
2012 Lantern Tours will take place on Friday, September 14, and Friday, December 7. On Friday, November 2, Hugh King and Loretta Orion will conduct a special tour along Main Street, retracing the story of legendary East Hampton witch, Goody Garlick.
In a brand new Lantern Tour, East Hampton Village Historian Hugh King and his wife, Loretta Orion, an anthropologist, will reenact the life and lore of the accused witch, Goody Garlick. In visiting her haunts along East Hampton’s Main Street, participants will meet actors portraying Lion Gardner, Elizabeth Howell, Thomas Baker, and John Winthrop, Jr., all major characters in the Goody Garlick witchcraft case that roiled the Town in 1657.
The new Goody Garlick tour will start at Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, East Hampton, at 5 PM on Friday, November 9. 5 PM Friday, November 16, will be the rain date, just in case. The tour is $15 a person and reservations must be made in advance by calling the office of the East Hampton Historical Society at 631-324-6850. The tour lasts about an hour and a half.
All tours will begin at Clinton Academy at 7 PM, rain or shine. The tour lasts about an hour and a half. Cost is $15 per person and reservations are required. Call the East Hampton Historical Society to reserve space (631-324-6850).