Historic Mulford Farm will be the location of a History Festival to celebrate the 375th Anniversary of East Hampton on Saturday, September 30, from 10 AM to 2 PM. Offered free of charge for the community, the Festival will include a variety of activities presented by over a dozen historical organizations from Wainscott to Montauk.
“This is the 75th anniversary of the East Hampton Historical Society’s stewardship of Mulford Farm,” said Steve Long, the Historical Society’s Executive Director. “I’m thrilled we can use this historic property to celebrate the vast scope of East Hampton history, which dates back even beyond 1648.”
Barbara Borsack, Chair of the History Festival Committee, said “Historic Mulford Farm has hosted so many family events that highlight our rich local history and they’re always among my favorite projects. This will be a great opportunity for community members of all ages to learn what makes East Hampton the wonderful place it is. I hope to see lots of friends and neighbors there!”
The History Festival will present Revolutionary War reenactors, historical demonstrations, games, music, crafts, exhibits, and costumed interpreters. In addition, festival attendees can purchase lunch from the Lion’s Club, which will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs to help raise funds to support local charities. All the fun takes place on the grounds of Historic Mulford Farm located at 10 James Lane in East Hampton.
The Historical Society is partnering with representatives of over a dozen local history and community organizations including the Amagansett Life Saving Station Museum, the East End Classic Boat Society, the East Hampton Garden Club, the East Hampton Historical Farm Museum, the East Hampton Trails Preservation Society, East Hampton Village Historic Services, Eastville Historical Society, the Ladies Village Improvement Society, the League of Women Voters, the Montauk Historical Society, Montauk Library, the Montaukett Nation, the Shinnecock Nation, the Springs Historical Society, and the Wainscott Heritage Project.
For more information about the History Festival celebrating East Hampton’s 375th Anniversary, visit EastHamptonHistory.org.