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Springs History

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.


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 house was originally built in the late 1700’s by Ambrose Parsons.  Several fires damaged the original building in the early 1800’s but the house was rebuilt in 1851.  The kitchen, now the Library’s ‘children’ room’, is thought to be the oldest part of the house.


In 1995 the Ambrose Parsons House was listed on the New York State and the NationalRegisters of Historic places.

The Ambrose Parsons House

Historical Society and Library

The Parsons Blacksmith House

Originally located on Fireplace Road, The Blacksmith Shop was built by Charles Parsons in 1886.  It was moved to its present location on town property between Pussy’s Pond and the Ambrose Parsons House in 1983.



Springs Snapshot:

Molly's Hill: The Birthplace of
Stephen Taurus Pharaoh

Molly's Hill is the triangle of land between Springs Fireplace Road and Old Fireplace Road (going to Gerard Drive). It is said to be the birthplace of Stephen Taukus "Talkhouse"Pharaoh, a member of the Montaukett tribe.

He was born in 1821 and was known for his daily 25-50 mile roundtrip walks from Montauk to other neighboring towns such as East Hampton and Sag Harbor. He passed away in 1879 and was buried in a small Native American burial ground on Talkhouse Lane off East Lake Drive in Montauk which is now a part of Theodore Roosevelt County Park. The remains of his home are also located there.

The following is written on the monument:
The 1821 b
irthplace of Stephen Pharaoh. This is said to be the location of his mother Molly's wigwam. A Talkhouse Park sign, which is no longer there, marked the location. There is now a plaque/ monument on the site.

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