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.
Built in 1784, Clinton Academy was one of the first academies chartered by the Board of Regents in New York State.…More Reverend Samuel Buell of the East Hampton Presbyterian Church asked locals to donate money to construct the late-Georgian building. Co-educational, boys were schooled for careers, while girls were given classes in etiquette and spiritual reading. It was later a community center and a playhouse, held the town offices and even the local newspaper.
The East Hampton Historical Society oversees the historic site, which now hosts exhibitions and lectures. The Mimi Meehan Native Plant Garden, between the Clinton Academy and its neighbor, The East Hampton Star, is open year-round. The Garden Club of East Hampton tends to the small garden.
The Osborn-Jackson House is a period house museum named for its first and last owners. The oldest portion of the…More colonial house was built around 1723, and six generations of Osborns lived here until the late 1960s. The furnishings date from about 1780 to 1820.
East Hampton Village has owned and maintained the property since Lionel Jackson donated it in 1977. The East Hampton Historical Society, which oversees five museums, has its headquarters at the Osborn-Jackson House.