EHHS Presents: The Boarding House Era: The Coming of the Summer Colonists
EHHS Archives Building, East Hampton,
Many people believe that East Hampton became a summer colony when a group of artists visited here in the 1870s and publicized the Village’s charms or when the railroad arrived in 1895. In reality, documents show that our summer colony began in the late 1830s and 40s. Using photographs, drawings, diaries, newspaper articles and letters, Richard Barons will bring you the story of the beginning of the summer colony.
The 2013 East Hampton Historical Society’s monthly Friday night Winter Lectures will focus on events that contributed to the East Hampton we know today. The talks and subjects will be:
February 22, 2013: The Bad Old Days: The Great Depression an oral history roundtable moderated by Hugh King
March 15, 2013: The Suffragist Movement: Women Work for the Right to Vote by Arlene Hinkemeyer
April 26, 2013: The Iron Horse Arrives by Ken Collum & Hugh King
Each program will begin at 7 PM at Clinton Academy Museum, 151 Main Street, East Hampton Village. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served before the lecture. Reservations are not required. For further information, please go to www.easthamptonhistory.org or call 631-324-6850