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

Event Start: March 4, 2017

Event End: December 30, 2017

Admission Information: See Description

Phone: (631) 283-2494

Location: Southampton Historical Museum

Address: Rogers Mansionrn17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968

Region: South Fork

This interactive and inclusive exhibit adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years to illuminate 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. The Year of the Whale will be on display at the Southampton Historical Museum from March 4 to December 30, 2017.
BEGINS: Saturday, March 4th: 4:00 – 6:00 PM (Opening Reception, Free Admission)
ENDING: Saturday, December 30, 2017
TIMES: Wednesdays to Saturdays, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
FEE: $4, Free for Members and Children 17 & under