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Sperm Whale in a Flurry by Louis Ambroise Garneray, c 1840

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry

Opening Reception on March 4 

Southampton, N.Y. - The Year of the Whale is an interactive and inclusive exhibit that adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years and illuminates Southampton Village's prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry.

America's largest chocolate event to feature 100 vendor booths plus appearances by Willy Wonka movie star Paris Themmen, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car and The Amazing Kreskin.

Garden City, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, America's largest and most unique chocolate event, will be returning for a special holiday edition at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

At The Chocolate Expo, attendees get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines, spirits and much more from about 100 local, regional and international vendors, while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world.

Schoolhouse (Photo by Connor Flanagan)Southampton, N.Y. - The Gardiner Foundation awarded the Southampton Historical Museum a matching grant of $50,500 to be used for the restoration of the Red Creek Schoolhouse located on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex in the Village of Southampton. Katherine Curran, executive director of the Gardiner Foundation, gave the check to Tom Edmonds, executive director of the Southampton Historical Museum. Witnesses included Bob Beck, president of the Southampton Historical Museum and Stephen Funsch, village administrator for the Village of Southampton.

Dutch Colonial by John David Rose"Insider's View"

Southampton, N.Y. - On Saturday, June 4, 2016, guests of the "7th Annual Southampton House Tour" will have the opportunity to experience extraordinary houses that illustrate Southampton's unique architectural history - from Colonial days right up to the present. A Champagne Reception hosted by Sant Ambroeus Restaurant follows the tour.

Father's Day Weekend, June 20-21: Events Showcase Rich New York Culture and Heritage 

Albany, N.Y. - Empire State Development (ESD) announces Path Through History Weekend, June 20-21. The weekend will feature nearly 300 events at historic venues across the state. This year the Path Through History Weekend coincides with Father's Day, encouraging New Yorkers to experience historical reenactments and events, while enjoying a memorable Father's Day with friends and family.

Chocolate Fountain at Chocolate World Expo (c) by photographer Chuck Fishman New York's largest chocolate event to feature 75+ vendors, plus chocolate demonstrations by celebrity chefs

Garden City, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, New York's largest chocolate event, will return for the fourth consecutive year to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
At The Chocolate Expo, attendees will get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines and much more from over 75 local and regional vendors, while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world.

375th Anniversary ConvocationSaturday, March 7, 2015

Southampton, N.Y. - On Saturday, March 7th beginning at 3:00 p.m. The Towns of Southampton and Southold will gather for a Convocation, a combined assembly to celebrate their shared 375th anniversaries at Southampton's First Presbyterian Church, located at 2 South Main Street. Following the Convocation at 4:00 p.m. a 375th Reception and Exhibit Opening will be held at the Rogers Mansion, a property of the Southampton Historical Museum, located across the street at 17 Meeting House Lane.

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