Deep Dive: Exploring the Exhibits

Photo of Helen and James Parrish Jr.

This photo depicts the children of James C. Parrish - Helen and James Parrish Jr. - in front of the White Fence house on First Neck Lane. James was one of the six siblings of Samuel L. Parrish and contributed numerous donations to the Rogers Memorial Library and Southampton Art Museum during his time. Here we see James Jr. riding horseback as his sister stands on the bottom two steps of the front porch.

The White Fence was a specially designed home requested by Samuel Parrish to serve as the residence for his mother, located on First Neck Lane. The designer was none other than Stanford White, renowned architect in Southampton during the Gilded age and husband to Bessie Smith, a descendant of the founder of Smithtown.

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