4.10/ Southampton Historical Museum: Lectures / April


 

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unnamedFIFTEEN SHADES OF GREY: 
THE LUSITANIA,
THE SUSSEX 
& AMERICA’S AMBIVALENT 
ROAD INTO WORLD WAR I

MONDAY, APRIL 10TH AT 5:30PM

Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Road, Southampton

Free Admission – Co-Sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library

Join Michael A. Barnhart, Ph.D., Professor of History at Stony Brook University, for a discussion about America’s intervention in the First World War, which was by no means inevitable. Dr. Barnhart will focus on the many variables, both political and diplomatic, within the British, German and American governments that, in the end, led to Woodrow Wilson’s decision to go to war. 

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EASTVILLE’S WHALERS

THURSDAY, APRIL 13TH AT 3PM

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton

Free Admission – Co-Sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library

Ms. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director & Curator, Eastville Community Historical Society will explore the little known role of African Americans in the maritime history of Long Island. During the “golden age” of whaling (1800-1860), African Americans comprised 25 percent of whaling crews. After the Civil War and well into the late half of the 19th century more than half the whaling crews were African-American. Only recently have scholars begun to bring to light their significant contributions to the great whaling enterprise. 

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unnamed-1A VISIT WITH AUTHOR SHARON ATKINS

THURSDAY, APRIL 27TH AT 11AM

Rogers Mansion, 17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton

Free Admission – Co-Sponsored by the Rogers Memorial Library

Author and genealogist Sharon Atkins will speak on what she discovered researching her book With a Heart for any Fate: Hazel’s Memoir. This work of historical fiction is based on the diaries of Hazel Howland, who married J. Carlton Corwith of Water Mill. Interwoven into the story are her experiences as a teacher at Southampton High, historical details about WWI, the 1918 flu epidemic, as well as other aspects of local life during that era. 

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