The Parsons Blacksmith’s Shop: Opening on Saturday May 28 | 10:00am-2:00pm
The Blacksmith Shop will be open for the first time in years on Saturday, May 28, from 10.00am-2.00pm. Springs Historical Society, East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, East Hampton Historical Society, the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, East Hampton Trails Preservation Society and many others have come together to make this happen. Sotheby’s International Realty made a generous donation for displays and leaflets.
Assemblyman Fred Thiele, Town Board members, and colleagues from associated organizations will be attending the opening, and James DeMartis, local metalsmith, will be demonstrating the skill of blacksmithing. We hope you can join us, to celebrate this part of our heritage and culture.
Special exhibitions, on loan from Long Island Library Resources Council:
Recognizing Women’s Right to Vote in New York State | May 13-June 12
Arlene Hinkemeyer of the League of Women’s Voters is loaning us a number of items highlighting local suffragists like May Groot Manson. Arlene’s speech “The Suffragist Movement – New York’s Finest”, recorded in 2013, is available via the LTV Digital Archive 2021, Series Number 10, “Women’s History Month”. We hope that you will visit this exhibition in person, but, if you are unable to, you can access information by going to the website lilrc.org. Go to Members Services, Archives and Museum Services, Traveling Exhibits.
Our Meet The Author Series continues!
Wednesday, May 18th @ Ashawagh Hall- 6pm Admission is Free!
Shelby (Skip) Raebeck is the author of the critically acclaimed LOUSE POINT: STORIES FROM THE EAST END, which received a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews, and the novel, SPARROW BEACH, also set on the East End, which received a gold medal from Reader’s Favorite.
Shelby is also author of the one-man play, Fremont's Farewell, about a renegade English teacher at a Hamptons prep school who mixes his own unraveling life into his lectures, which has been performed by Gerard Doyle at Duck Creek Arts, John Jermain Library, and LTV Studios.
His new novel, WONDERLESS, due out later this year, is the tale of a generation born into the aftermath of 9/11, kids that simply opt out—renouncing school, family, even the concept of gravity. Instead of falling through the cracks, they ascend through them, into the trees of Central Park, onto the towers of the eastside bridges, onto and across the Verrrazzano, at which point they embark upon a cross-country odyssey, their numbers ever-growing as they head west, on to their date with destiny atop the Golden Gate Bridge.
Shelby grew up in Amagansett. After earning undergraduate and graduate degrees, he taught at schools and colleges in such places as Virginia, Maryland, Utah, Florida, Louisiana, and California, before returning with his family in 2000 to live in Springs.
All NYS protocols regarding COVID will be followed.
Children's Storytime | June 4
Beginning June 4th-Children's Storytime will be held at the library. More details coming soon!
The Annual Public Meeting for the Springs Historical Society & Community Library | September 13th at 7pm
Save the Date: The Annual Public Meeting will be held on September 13th at 7pm @Ashawagh Hall.
Art and Archives 2022 exhibition | October 28-30
The theme this year will be "The Heart of Springs"
Immigration in New York State 1650-1950
Starting August 1 for a month