Learn a Whaler's Skill

Family Day Programs

A bi-weekly program, for everyone in the family, will be hosted by the Southampton History Museum beginning Friday, June 22nd and ending August 31st. Learn a Whaler’s Skill is for moms, dads and kids to gain skills and knowledge of Southampton’s maritime past at either The Thomas Halsey Homestead or the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex.


Families can learn how to tie sailing knots, create faux scrimshaw art, write with quill and ink pens and even more! Through the physical action of these programs and you will be able to gain a better understanding of how these people lived in the 19th century. Each program also allows for interaction with real artifacts from our collection. All one-hour programs begin at 3:00 pm and are free of charge.


To sign up contact out Director of Education Connor Flanagan by calling (631) 283-2494 ext. 500 or emailing him at cflanagan@southamptonhistory.org 

June 22nd at the Halsey House

July 20th at Halsey House 

August 17th at Halsey House

July 6th at Rogers Mansion

August 3rd at Rogers Mansion

August 31st at Rogers Mansion

Hours of Operation
All indoor programs, activities and tours are closed through July 4, however this could change
Rogers Mansion - March to December, Wednesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, $5 for adults, free for children under 17 and members
Thomas Halsey Homestead - July to September, Saturdays or by Appointment, $5 for adults, free for children under 17 and members
Pelletreau Silver Shop - Open year round, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am to 4pm, Free admission
Conscience Point - Open year round, Sunrise to Sunset, Free admission
All subject to closure during Holidays
17 Meeting House Lane / PO Box 303, Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 283-2494