Current Exhibits

Puppies, Ponies & Pussycats: Tails of Southampton

1. Blanchette and Romano by Emile Bujon 1831 Southampton History Museum.jpg

The Southampton History Museum opens the 2022 season with a new exhibit that combines historic photographs of people with their pets from its historic collection along with digital images of caretakers and their animal companions. Also, pet inspired artwork by three professional Southampton artists will be shown. 

People living in Southampton began taking photographs of their animal companions in the 1870s and continue to do so today. Animal themed artwork and furnishings were either hand-made or manufactured for 150 years - objects in the exhibit are either donated or on loan to the Museum by local residents. A wide variety of pet themed toys, dishes, banks, pillows and doorstops from the Museum’s collection can be seen along with recent submissions of recently taken digital photographs.


DATES: May 4, 2022 to December 30, 2022
ADMISSION: General Admission

Samuel Parrish Owner of the Rogers Mansion from 1898 - 1932

Portrait of Sam Parrish, Collection of t

Samuel L. Parrish, a wealthy summer resident and Southampton philanthropist, lived in the mansion between 1899 and 1932. During the summers he spent his time enhancing the mansion, creating the Parrish Art Museum, donating to local charities and developing civic improvements. The period rooms now reflect the mansion’s Parrish tenure during the early 20th century.

DATES: On permanent display

ADMISSION: General Admission