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Springs Historical Society

The Springs Historical Society was organized in 1975 by a few Springs residents to collect and preserve information and material particularly relevant to the Springs area of East Hampton Town.

 

Membership is open to anyone wishing to support the organization and its activities.

 

The Society presents programs on topics related to Springs; collects and preserves documents and photographs from the area and operates the Springs Community Library.

 

The Society keeps its records in the Ambrose Parsons House which also serves as the Springs Community Library.  The building itself is owned by East Hampton Town.

We are located in the heart of Springs Historic District, by the Blacksmiths shop, Ashawagh Hall and Community Presbyterian Church. The Springs General Store and the Pollock - Krasner House is just a few walk-able minutes away.

 Upcoming Events & Announcements
Image by Aaron Burden

We Thank You!

Our holiday open house was a great success!
Thank you to all who took the time to stop by,shop, and enjoy some holiday cheer! Over 150came through, including our town supervisor Peter Van Scoyoc.


And a very special thank you to Rich Webb, 
who saved the day when the library flooded just before our open house!

 

Meet The Author
Tuesday, February 7th @ Ashawagh Hall 6pm

Admission: Free
with author Amy Turner

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All NYS protocols regarding COVID will be followed.

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Customize your own Valentine for your sweetheart or friend! Our Valentine's Day shop, homemade card station will be set up in the children's reading room beginning February 1st. Stop in and express your love with a handmade card.
Heart Girl
Mahjong continues on Wednesday afternoons at 1:30 pm in the library. Free and open to all levels. Join us!
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The book sale has moved inside. Please stop in and browse the books located behind the stairs in the Children's Reading Room.

The heat is on! Our new heating system has been installed, so come browse the books in our cozy library.

See out latest books and DVDS that are available here

**The library will be closed on Monday, January 16th
in observance of Martin Luther King Day.

 

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Springs Snapshot: Louse Point

In the Trustees' Records, "Volume 1845-1870," there is an entry from 1870 saying that the Trustees will defend any inhabitant of the town in carting seaweed from any part of the shore from Louse Point and the Point of Pines.


Louse Point is a barrier beach between Gardiner's Bay and East Harbor. In 1728, it was
called Accabonac East Beach. In 1842,Town records refer to Louse Point when Neck Path was laid out. In 1962 there was a brief effort to name it East Harbor Drive.
According to the East Hampton Press, the name Louse Point seems to have come from
long ago, when cattle and other livestock bound for Gardiner's Island were de-loused at
this spot. It is a narrow spit of land that forms, with the opposing Gerard Point, a pincer like barrier between the tranquil low green islands of Accabonac Harbor and Gardiner's
Bay.

Another version of how Louse Point may have gotten its name: The peninsula at the east was long known as "East Beach." and when a group of very hungry fisherman from
Connecticut came ashore and found nothing to eat, commented: "not enough to feed a
louse."

No one knows which story is accurate, but the name stuck!


Ilse O'Sullivan's history

Become A Member Online!

You can now become a member of the SHS & Community
Library via our website.

 

Lifetime membership is S250
Yearly membership~$30

Sign up here

First Time Membership

Need a Notary?
Contact local notary Dru Raley. She will arrange to meet at the library.

 

Email: druraley2@optonline.net
Phone: 631 -907-0177

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