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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

Springs Historic District Tour and Presentation

Saturday July 16, 9 AM

Join us as East Hampton Trails Preservation Society collaborates with the Springs Historical Society celebrating the re-opening of the Parsons Blacksmith Shop.  We'll explore the grounds of the Pollock Krasner House, proceeding to the Springs Historic District for a presentation by SHS President Deana Tikkanen.   Learn the history of Ashawagh Hall, Springs Presbyterian Church, Parker Anderson House, and the Springs General Store, with an optional excursion to Green River Cemetery.   We'll wrap up with a demonstration in the Blacksmith Shop.   Meet 9 AM at Talmage Farm Lane, just off Springs Fireplace Road.  Leader: Irwin Levy, call/text 516-4561337,

 irwintlevy@gmail.com  ehtps.org

 

Special Exhibit now through August
The exhibit Immigration into New York State 1650-1950 will provide a stimulus into research by the older children into “Who lives here now?” More info
We are delighted to be hosting Project Most students on Monday and Wednesday mornings, starting on July 6.
As well as reading and playing music, they will be doing an art program, drawing and painting local places like Pussy’s Pond and the Blacksmith Shop. Their work will be on display in our Art and Archives Show in October.
Kids Reading Book in Park
Special Story Time on Saturday July 9. Nina Ross will be reading from her “Montauk Mike” stories. Children will be able to have their photo taken with a cardboard “Mike”.
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Save the Date- September 13th at 7pm:
The Annual Public Meeting for the Springs Historical Society & Community Library will be held on @Ashawagh Hall.
Art and Archives 2022 exhibition is confirmed for
October 28th-30th. The theme this year will be 'The Heart of Springs"
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The Blacksmith Shop will be open once again on
Saturday, July 16th 

Opening day on May 28th was a great success!
Prudence Carabine welcomed our guests, including
Assemblyman Fred Thiele and Town Board
Councilwoman Cate Rogers. Prudence gave a passionate
speech about the efforts to re-open the Shop and about
the need to celebrate our heritage.


Over 200 people visited, most were first time visitors to
the Shop. Old and young alike were fascinated by James
DeMartis' skill in blacksmithing, the ingenuity of
Charles Parsons and the story of how the Shop was
moved to its current location and restored.

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