All voting this year will be done via absentee ballots. Ballots will be mailed out to all registered voters within the Southampton Union Free School District. To check to see if you are within the district and to make sure you get a ballot you can:
contact Amy Pierson, District Clerk/Secretary to the Superintendent at (631) 591-4510 or by email at
of by contacting the Suffolk County Board of Elections, suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/BOE
Ballots will be mailed to you with a stamped return envelope and all votes must be sent in with this envelope. Ballots will not be accepted in person. Because all ballots must be mailed in, we advise that you get your ballot filled out and back in the mail at least one week in advance to ensure that it arrives on time.
For the 2021 school year we are asking for $245,000 which is a substantial portion of our annual budget. This money goes towards supporting everything that we do here. From preserving our collection to keeping our four properties and 14 historic structures intact to keeping each and every one of our education programs completely 100% free to all!
Every year we do our best to offer dynamic education programs to allow our audience to get hands on with history. From lectures on local history topics to workshops on various crafts and projects related to our historical roots to guided tours of our facilities we want to make a connection for all of us here in Southampton to all of those who were once here. We also spend every year creating new and tweaking old education programs to offer to our local schools as a means of getting the youth of today involved and engaged with history. We love having school children come to our museum and we also love taking our lessons into classrooms.
Given the current situation surrounding COVID-19 we have been very quick to convert our educational programs to be all virtual. We are now putting out new educational material for free every week! You can read articles we have written on our blog, explore our new online exhibit Deep Dives and attend one of our next free virtual lectures.