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Glimpses of the Historic Hamptons

September 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A chartered bus will take us to a private home in Southampton. It boasts one of the best collections of 19th-century Aesthetic Movement paintings, ceramics and furnishings in the area and is rarely open to the public. From there we go to East Hampton for lunch. In the afternoon, we will have a guided tour of the Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, which just opened to the public on July 3 after a five-year $4.5-millon restoration. The first artists’ studio in East Hampton, it was built in 1884 for Thomas Moran (1837-1926) and Mary Nimmo Moran (1842-1899). He is renowned for his paintings of the American West including those of the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and Yellowstone. She was a landscape artist and etcher. Works by both are displayed in the studio along with some original furnishings. In the afternoon we will also visit the Home Sweet Home Museum. This Colonial era house has been maintained as a shrine to John Howard Payne (1791-1852) since 1927. An actor, playwright and dramatist, Payne wrote the lyrics for the song that was a 19th century favorite for an 1823 opera, Clari.

This tour is limited to 40 participants               
FEES: $150 for Victorian Society New York Members, $180 for others
Paid reservations must be received by Thursday, September 20


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Participants in our educational tours must be in excellent health. They must be able to participate safely in the activities involved and keep pace with the group. Sites we visit may have challenging stairs or steep or rocky hills. If you have any doubt about your ability to participate fully due to health conditions or disabilities, contact Victorian Society New York at or (212) 886-3742. Victorian Society New York reserves the right to decline to accept or refuse to retain any person as a member of our tours at any time.



September 29, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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