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Celebrate Southampton’s 375th Anniversary

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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Monument to 1640 at Conscience Point, 1915 Postcard, Collection of the Southampton Historical Museum
Monument to 1640 at Conscience Point, 1915 Postcard, Collection of the Southampton Historical Museum

If you’re planning on spending time out East this summer, here’s an exciting event to add to the calendar—The Southampton Historical Museum and Research Center is hosting “Founders Day: Southampton’s 375th Anniversary Celebration.” Held on June 13 from 9:00am-5:00pm at the Conscience Point Historic Site and Nature Trail, Conscience Point Road in North Sea, expect a day filled with fun, food and festivities.


This year marks a significant milestone for Southampton—to pay tribute to the North Sea’s Native American past, the 1640 landing of English pioneers and the founding of Southampton, there will be a number of family-friendly activities planned. Check out the schedule of events below:


9:00 am – 12 pm Family Maritime Program

12:00 – 2:30 pm Southampton Rotary Colonial Feast & Clambake

1:00 – 3:00 pm Aquaculture Program at the Shellfish Hatchery

2:00 – 3:00 pm Shellfish Hatchery Open House

3:00 – 4:00 pm Rededication of the Monument to 1640

4:00 – 5:00 pm Shinnecock Tribe Historical Reenactment of 1640


Shinnecock Whaling Ceremony by David Bunn Martine, 2000
Shinnecock Whaling Ceremony by David Bunn Martine, 2000

Plus, there will be plenty more exciting activities held to honor the history of the land. All are welcome and admission is free. So go on, plan the day to celebrate with your loved ones. Happy Birthday, Southampton!


For more information on The Southampton Historical Museums and Research Center, be sure to visit southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.


 


Lead Photo: The Landing of English Pioneers, 19th Century Illustration, Collection of the Southampton Historical Museum



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