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East Hampton Historical Society
101 Main St, East Hampton, NY 11937

While the East Hampton Historical Society preserves the rich past of the area, it also oversees five museums,More national landmark historical sites, collections and workshop facilities. Its headquarters are in the Osborn-Jackson House—one of the museums it oversees—on Main Street in East Hampton Village. It also maintains the nearby Mulford Farm and Barn, the Town House, the Clinton Academy, and the East Hampton Town Marine Museum in Amagansett.

 

Montauk Point Lighthouse
2000 New York 27 , Montauk, NY 11954

The Montauk Point Lighthouse was the first lighthouse in New York State. President George Washington commissioned theMore lighthouse in 1792 and construction was completed four years later. Whaling ships, steamers and submarines as well as fishing and sailing vessels have all passed the tower on Turtle Hill. The museum is located in the 1860 keeper's house and displays historical documents and photographs.

The Montauk Historical Society owns the Montauk Point Lighthouse, which is a national historic site, and continues to preserve it through contributions. The gift shop offers goods and keepsake items and also has items available for sale on their website. For more information and specific hours the lighthouse is open, visit them online.

Mulford Farm
10 James Ln, East Hampton, NY 11937

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Mulford Farm is considered one of the country's most significantMore intact English Colonial farmsteads. Named for the family that owned it for most of its existence, the saltbox house was built in 1680 and hasn't been changed much since 1750.

The farm is set up as if it were about 1790. There is a smokehouse and Rachel's Garden, named for Rachel Mulford, who lived there.

The Mulford Barn, also on the property, was built in 1721 and has remained mostly intact. In 1990,  the State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation deemed it the second most important 18th-century barn in the state.

The Springs Historical Society
Springs Fireplace Rd & Parson Pl, East Hampton, NY 11937
A few residents of the Springs area of East Hampton formed the Springs Historical Society in 1975 to collect andMore preserve information and material that was important to Springs. This group runs the Springs Library in the Ambrose Parsons House and the Parsons Blacksmith Shop, which are next to each other on Parsons Place. The society presents three to four programs each year, continues to collect documents and photographs for its archive at the Ambrose Parsons House and issues a monthly newsletter. The annual membership to the society is $15. If you also plan on buying a library membership for the same amount, the combined fee is $25.