East Hampton Historical Society House & Garden Tour Nov. 28, 2015
A few reasons to buy a ticket to the East Hampton Historical Society House & Garden Tour:
- You know that you try to peek over the hedges to look at your favorite houses, admit it. This way you are actually invited in.
- The EHHS does fine work to keep this Village as lovely as it is and it deserves your support. Unlike Snapchat some things are meant to last.
- As much as you love your family, by Saturday you need to get the heck out of your house and into someone else’s.
The East Hampton Historical Society will host its 2015 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of architecture in the Hamptons. This year’s tour — comprised of five unique residences — is scheduled for Saturday, November 28, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.
“A Peek at History: Behind the Hedgerows”
“Our House Tour Committee has creatively selected five houses that uniquely express the spirit of living on the East End. Different yet complementary, these private houses invite the viewer to ‘peek inside’ some of East Hampton’s most alluring structures,” said Richard Barons, the Executive Director of the East Hampton Historical Society.
As an added surprise, guests of the 2015 East Hampton House & Garden Tour will have the privilege of entering the Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran house and studio. Normally closed to the public and still being restored, “The Studio” by special arrangement will be included on the tour. Built in 1884, The Moran Studio was the first artist’s studio built in East Hampton and played a significant role in American art history. In its heyday, The Studio was a lively center of the turn of the 19th century–East End art colony.
“The House & Garden Tour is one of our most important fund-raisers,” said the event chairman Joseph Aversano. “Without question, this is an opportunity for our house tour guests to delight in some special houses. So while you’re contemplating the history behind the hedgerows, your dollars will be hard at work supporting the East Hampton Historical Society and its museums,” he said.
A kick-off cocktail party on the eve of Friday, November 27, welcomes in this year’s highly anticipated house & garden tour. The annual event, now in its 31st year, will be held in the summer house of Mr. and Mrs. Elie Hirschfeld, “Where Lily Pond Lane Meets Georgica Beach.” Built in 1920, this house was all about its spectacular waterfront view. John Custis Lawrence, a well-known architect, played with almost Swiss-looking balconies and Arts & Crafts columns to achieve a modern take on a summer house. Oh, and did we mention the views?
Tickets to the Opening Night Cocktail Party cost $200 each, which includes entry to the House Tour the following day. Tickets to the self-guided 2015 East Hampton House & Garden Tour cost $65 in advance and $75 on the day of the tour. All ticket proceeds benefit the East Hampton Historical Society. Tickets can be purchased either at the:
- E.H.H.S. office at 101 Main Street Tuesday — Saturday, 10 a.m. ‑ 3:30 p.m.
- Web site: www.easthamptonhistory.org.
- Phone at 631-324-6850
- Clinton Academy, 151 Main Street, on Friday, November 27, and Saturday, November 28, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Note: The Georgica house of Mr. and Mrs. Elie Hirschfeld is open only to Cocktail Party ticketholders the evening of Friday, November 27, 2015. The Opening Night Cocktail Party is a fund-raising event for the East Hampton Historical Society.