HUNTING THE WHALE
Sperm Whale in a Flurry by Louis Ambroise Garneray c. 1840
The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry
Saturday, March 4th, 4:00 – 6:00 PM
Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton
FREE ADMISSION & REFRESHMENTS SERVED
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.
ON DISPLAY FROM MARCH 4 / DECEMBER 30, 2017
THE MEN WHO HUNTED THE WHALE: SOUTHAMPTON’S MANY SEA CAPTAINS
Thursday, March 9th
1 PM Lecture: Rogers Memorial Library
2:30 PM Self-Guided Tour: Rogers Mansion
Free Admission — Co-Sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library
Toward the end of the 19th century, well past the days of the great whaling boom, historian William S. Pelletreau counted some 40 whaling captains still living in Southampton and noted that their lives and adventures would make a “work of the greatest interest.”
In his talk, Southampton Historical Museum Executive Director Tom Edmonds will offer highlights from the lives of some of these courageous seamen. Following the talk all are invited to the Rogers Mansion for a self-guided tour of the museum and to view the exhibit, “Hunting the Whale: The Rise and Fall of a Southampton Industry.”
SHINNECOCK CULTURE & WHALING HISTORY
with David Bunn Martine
THURSDAY, MARCH 23: 11 AM
Rogers Mansion / Free Admission — Co-Sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library
David Bunn Martine, great-great-grandson of David Waukus Bunn, a Shinnecock whaler who died on the “Circassian” shipwreck off Bridgehampton in 1876, will talk about Shinnecock whaling and Shinnecock cultural history. Martine is a writer, artist, and curator of the Shinnecock Museum and tribal Historic Preservation Officer.
Co-sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library.