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'Arts and Archives'

August 20-22, 2021 @ Ashawagh Hall

We're so excited for the The Spri ngs Historical Society and Community Library's 'Arts and Arch ives'show!

 

The exhibit will be held this summer August 20th to 22nd at Ashawagh Hall and we want you to be a part of the show!

 

Do you have historical items which might be in your possession? Or maybe your friends and neighbors have historical Springs items?

 

If you have a documen t, photo or artifact from Springs history and you would be willing to loan it to SHS for the show, please email us at:  springslibrary1@outlook.com.

 

Please put ARTIFACT in the subject line. We hope to see you there!

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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.

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Elizabeth Parker Anderson (1893-1975)

The Library is housed in the Ambrose Parsons House, which was generously willed to the Town of East Hampton by its owner, Elizabeth Parker Anderson (1893-1975), on her death “to be used as a library for the people of Springs.” Professionally known as Elizabeth Parker, she was an accomplished painter who lived and worked in Springs  beginning in the 1950s.  A dedicated member of the East Hampton community, in 1957 she co-founded, with fellow artists John Little and Alfonso Ossorio, the Signa Gallery, East Hampton's first commercial gallery devoted to abstract art.

 

She also inaugurated the art auction scholarship program for Springs students and was a past president of the Springs Improvement Society. In the words of Alfonso Ossorio, “Elizabeth Parker devoted her life to her art and to a constructive involvement with other people…. And for this joyful accomplishment we thank her.”  Read more 

THE LIBRARY IS OPEN!

MONDAY 10-12 

TUESDAY 10-12

WEDNESDAY 10-12 and 2-4

THURSDAY closed

FRIDAY 1-4

SATURDAY 10-3
SUNDAY closed