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Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry

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March 04, 2018 through August 04, 2018

Wednesday-Saturday, 11am-4pm.

Southampton Historical Museum: Rogers Mansion


All Ages

$4; free for children younger than 18

Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry at Southampton Historical Museum: Rogers Mansion

Event description:

This interactive and inclusive exhibit adds new discoveries to the accumulation of documentation and artifacts collected over more than 100 years to illuminate Southampton Village’s prominent role in the whaling industry at its mid-19th century height. Whaling tools, maps, illustrations, archival images and text will be displayed with an eye toward making the exhibit accessible to audiences of varied interests and all ages. Among those whose roles will be highlighted are local indigenous people, slaves, servants, whaling captains, and the families that were sustained by the whaling industry.  This exhibit takes place inside the historic Captain Albert Rogers Mansion, a 20 room Greek-revival house was built in 1843 during the peak of the whaling industry. It was built by Captain Rogers was one of the many prosperous whaling captains living in Southampton during the 19th century. The Rogers Mansion is a property of the Southampton Historical Museum.

Address: 17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton , NY 11968
Phone: 631-283-2494