The East Hampton Historical Society has announced a new exhibit, “150 Years of Parties & Picnics in East Hampton.”
This exhibit explores the celebratory exploits of the East End hamlet, from Main Street Promenades, simple date nights at the cinema, to family weekends at the beach. The fabled summer happenings of East Hampton are brought to life through a rare collection of fashionably curated vignettes of costumes, and rare objects, including textiles and photos.
Through artfully curated tableaus that range from a 1970s gallery opening to a float from the 1915 July Fourth parade, East Hampton parties and picnics are brought to life with the help of 20 fashionably garbed mannequins, and dozens of rare photographs and artifacts.
The exhibit is set to run until October 7th, 2018, at the Clinton Academy Museum, 151 Main Street, East Hampton, on Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays from noon to 5 pm.
Admission is free, donations are appreciated.
For more information contact the East Hampton Historical Society at (631) 324-6850.
Photo of A Day at Main Beach, 1919 tableau provided.