History in the Hamptons...
The East Hampton Historical Society
At the Clinton Academy:
‘Bon Voyage: The Woodhouses on Grand Tour’ through Columbus Day. Rare photographs from the ‘grand tour’ of one of East Hampton's 'grand families' through Europe in the 1890s.
‘Living Well Is the Best Revenge: A Jazz Age Fable of Sara and Gerald Murphy’ Starting Sat 08.06 through Columbus Day. Several years ago I wrote about another Jazz Age Exhibition at the Clinton Academy. Now it turns out that Laura Donnelly, the food writer at the East Hampton Star, is the granddaughter of Sara and Gerald and has donated ‘antique file boxes of family papers dealing with the running of the family homestead, The Dunes.’ This gift has inspired the Historical Society to ‘bring home the extraordinary story and style of Sara and Gerald Murphy.’ Catch up on your reading – F Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘Tender is the Night’ is based on Sara & Gerald. Hemingway and Picasso were also amongst their circle at Villa America in Antibes. I, for one, wish I could have been there in the day, but will certainly be there at the exhibition!
The South End Burying Ground:
‘Historical Cemetery Tour’ Sat 07.16 - reservations required. Walk with Hugh King, East Hampton’s colorful ‘town crier,’ through East Hampton's famous South End Burying Ground. Meet at the Mulford Farm gate, 10 James Lane in East Hampton Village, rain or shine.
‘East Hampton Antiques Show’ Every summer - you never know what you might find there!
And if you can’t get enough of Hamptons’ History, here are some amusing articles from Dans Papers:
‘Not a Fun Job: Meet the Wreckmaster, the Man in Charge of the Cargo’
‘Camp Hero: Defending Montauk from the Nazis’
just my take... sylvia
I had one of these last week, well a picture is worth lots of words... Thank You Robert #easthamptongrill
A SHOUT OUT TO: Joe Gonzales - one of the all time best bartenders on the East End - an all around great guy! - is out shopping for vegetables? Thanks Joe #rowdyhall
And at Bay Street Theater: the East Hampton Star says ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ is “the best local production since last year’s ‘All My Sons’ at Guild Hall, which rose to Broadway-level quality.” Runs through July 24.
Of course, now that we are officially into high season, there are gallery openings, theater, music, parties, champagne & bossa nova, cocktails and more.
That's all for now…
Enjoy your week, eat really good food,
drink great wine & make time for music!
sylvia & gary