Friday, August 18, 2017 at 5 p.m. at the Bridgehampton Museum Archives, 2539A Montauk Highway. Free admission
"Yazzamatazz: Carl Yastrzemski as Folk Hero, Role Model and Cultural Icon":
A lively lecture on the Bridgehampton native's Hall of Fame career and afterlife, his famous fans (comedian Denis Leary), his appearances on popular shows (The Simpsons) and his influence on major leaguers (new Hall of Famer Jeff Bagwell) and regular folks (an Army intelligence officer in the Vietnam War) 50 years after his legendary Triple Crown season, when the South Fork was full of Yaz fever.
Geoff Gehman is a journalist, a book author, an ex-pitcher and a former resident of Wainscott. In his memoir "The Kingdom of the Kid: Growing Up in the Long-Lost Hamptons" (SUNY Press) he writes about becoming a Carl Yastrzemski fan in the summer of 1967, when Yaz led the Boston Red Sox from Davy Jones' Locker to the World Series.
The Bridgehampton Museum presents
The exhibition Path to the Presidency: George Washington to Donald Trump, on view at the Bridgehampton Museum's Corwith House starting June 2, underlines the historically powerful role of mass-market campaign advertising in American elections. Featuring unique campaign memorabilia such as buttons, flags, posters, and novelty items, it shows how candidates have used such communication strategies to make it to the White House.
The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with the Museum of Democracy, the Wright Family Collection.
The Corwith House is at 2368 Montauk Highway.
Hours of operation:
Tuesdays through Saturdays
10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
P.O. Box 977 (Mail)
Bridgehampton, NY. 11932
Corwith House: 2368 Montauk Highway
Archives: 2539-A Montauk Highway
tel: (631) 537.1088; Archives: (631) 613-6730
Email address: email@example.com
LIE to exit 70 (111)
Take exit 70 and proceed south on 111
At the end of 111 go left (east) onto Sunrise Highway
Take Sunrise to the end, which becomes the “extension”
Take Sunrise extension until you reach Montauk Highway
Go left (east) onto Montauk Highway (you will be in Southampton)
Proceed through Water Mill (Windmill will be on your right)
When you enter Bridgehampton the National Bank will be on your left (Large, brick building)
Pass the Methodist Church on your right
Pass the Catholic Church on the left and slow down
We are right after the Catholic Church on the left
Pass our building and make a left onto Corwith Avenue (opp. The Candy Kitchen)
Pull into our gate on the left side of Corwith Avenue
Park up behind the main house
We hope to see you soon!