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.
The Enkindled Spring
D. H. Lawrence, 1885 – 1930
This spring as it comes bursts up in bonfires green,
Wild puffing of emerald trees, and flame-filled bushes,
Thorn-blossom lifting in wreaths of smoke between
Where the wood fumes up and the watery, flickering rushes.
I am amazed at this spring, this conflagration
Of green fires lit on the soil of the earth, this blaze
Of growing, and sparks that puff in wild gyration,
Faces of people streaming across my gaze.
And I, what fountain of fire am I among
This leaping combustion of spring? My spirit is tossed
About like a shadow buffeted in the throng
Of flames, a shadow that’s gone astray, and is lost.
The weaving looms waiting for the students to arrive at the Springs Library
Woven Through History
Woven Through History is a collaboration with East Hampton Historical Society’s Director of Education Stacy Myers and Deana Tikkanen. The program designed walks students from Springs School through surrounding nature preserves and unique cultural and natural history locations to the Springs Library. Deana and Stacy helped students thread their needles and measure the textiles as they designed one of a kind textiles . Students also studied weaving techniques with natural resources and learned about indigenous people of Springs. The children who participated registered for free through Project Most. Project Most is an after school care program that operates from the Springs Public School. The textiles the students created will be part of the student exhibit with local schools and community groups. This program will begin again in the fall. Project Most will be at the library on Monday and Wednesday mornings this summer. Additional educational collaborations with the Springs Library, the East Hampton Historical Society, and Project Most coming soon!