About the Southampton History Museum
The Southampton History Museum was organized in 1898 and incorporated in 1910. In its early days, the Museum collected and exhibited historical objects and documents relating to the history and development of Southampton, organized pageants and gave lectures on antiques. By 1960 the Rogers Mansion property had expanded to include 12 historic structures including an 1830 one-room schoolhouse, an 1825 barn and a 19th century paint store, among others. The Mansion is the main administrative center for the organization and is open year-round. Today the Museum's mission is to preserve and promote the history and culture of the Town of Southampton by engaging and inspiring diverse audiences. It does this through the management of 4 separate properties with 14 historic buildings that contain changing exhibits on historic topics, a research center and educational programs for schoolchildren and adults.
The Rogers Mansion contains an extensive research library and archives dedicated to the history of Southampton and its surrounding areas. The library currently contains over 8,000 volumes, photographs, maps and other archival materials including a wide range of subjects from account books to family memorabilia. Come explore our research center and with the help of a research assistant see what you can discover.
Looking for more information about the Thomas Halsey Homestead? Visit AAQ East End to see the Historic Structure Report.
The Southampton History Museum preserves and promotes the
history and culture of Southampton by engaging diverse audiences in our shared heritage.