History Lectures

Past Lectures

William Johnson Rysam and The Rise Of Sag Harbor
Lois Beachy Underhill

The Sugar Connection: Barbados And Shelter Island
Mac Griswold

Merchants And Early East Hampton
Sherrill Foster

John Howard Payne, His Life And Accomplishments
Hugh R. King

Bridgehampton in 1800: Isolated or Connected?
Ann H. Sandford

East Hampton’s Legendary Witch
Loretta Orion, Ph.D.

Indians of Eastern Long Island Lecture: The Ancestors: An overview of Montaukett Prehistory
John Strong, Ph.D.

The Legacy of Nathaniel Rogers (1787-1844): Long Island Artist from Bridgehampton
Natalie A. Naylor, Professor Emerita, Hofstra University

Religion in the Marketplace: The Churches of East Hampton
Reverend John Turner Ames

1998 East Hampton 350th Anniversary Lecture Series

The Material History of the Montaukett
Gaynell Stone, Ph.D.

Wyandanch: Sachem of the Montauketts
John Strong, Ph.D.

Leading the Way: Political Force of the Revs. James, Huntting, Buell and

Reverend John Ames

Lion Gardiner: Long Island’s Founding Father
Roger Wunderlich, Ph.D.

Pirates, Whales, Wrecks and Salvage
Noel J. Gish

East Hampton vs. New York: A Very Old Story
Robert Ritchie, Ph.D.

The Origins of Government in East Hampton
Landon Wright, PhD.

From Barbizon to Bonac: East Hampton as an Art Colony
Helen Harrison

East Hampton and the Civil War
Harrison Hunt

“It Were as Well to Please the Devil as Anger Him,” Witchcraft in the Founding Days of East Hampton
Hugh R. King & Loretta Orion, PhD.

East Hampton: A Strategic Outpost of Connecticut in the 1660’s
Christopher Collier, PhD.

East Hampton in the 17th Century
John Murrin, Ph.D.

The Amistad
Quentin Snedecor

East Hampton Architecture: Plain and Fancy
Paul Goldberger

Writers of the East End: Responses to a Special Place
Constance Ayers Denne, Ph.D.

The Empire Strikes Back – On the East End in 1674
Donald Shomette

John Winthrop, Jr., of Connecticut, The First Govenor of the East End
Richard S. Dunn, Ph D.

COL. Theodore Roosevelt, The Rough Riders & Camp Wikoff
Jeff Heatley

Governor Thomas Dongan and his Charter to East Hampton
Peter R. Christoph, MA

Trade and Community: East Hampton’s Curious Commercial Origins
Timothy Breen, PhD.

A Tradition of Craftsmen: The Dominy Craftsman of East Hampton
Dean Failey

Actually Earning a Living: The Dominy Craftsman of East Hampton
Charles Humme

The Persistent East Hampton Town Trustees
Stuart B. Vorpahl, Jr.

By Choice or By Chance: Single Women’s Lives In Nineteenth Century Suffolk
County, NY

Sherill Foster

The Captain and the King: The Life of Captain Samuel Mulford (1644-1725)
Dr. David E. Mulford

The Cannonball and the Long Island Railroad
Vincent Seyfried

East Hampton: the 19th Century Artists’ Paradise
Katharine T. Cameron