The Hampton Bays Historical & Preservation Society

2021 Hampton Bays Historical Society Annual Membership Drive

The Board of Directors of the Hampton Bays Society trusts this letter finds you and yours well. The impact of the pandemic was felt profoundly by all, and now we are turning the corner to a brighter future. 

Despite the challenges of the past year, the community of Hampton Bays was supportive of their local organizations. The Hampton Bays Historical Society was a recipient of your generosity. We received our largest number of memberships ever with a record-breaking amount of dues collected! Also, we received many inquiries about volunteer opportunities at the museums and events. Lastly, your encouraging and complimentary comments about our president’s Facebook Throwback Thursdays blog make our hearts sing.

As we write this letter, the CDC guidelines are changing and local mandates are being updated. Be assured that the Board of Directors are continuing to plan events, lectures, and fairs. Although our Calendar of Events is in the process of being formed, we do know that the Prosper King House and the Lyzon Hat Shop will be open to the public on Saturdays from 10 to 1 starting Saturday, June 5th. As we are able to schedule events, we will add them here on our website.

We request that you continue your patronage by renewing your membership. 

2021 Application Download

We look forward to seeing you this summer and thank each member and family for your important support.

Board of Directors
Brenda Sinclair Bernston, President
Kelly King, Vice President
Maria Hudson Smith, Treasurer
Rosemarie King, Secretary
Liliaerty Green Patricia Hagen-Tuccio Walter Jackson Frances Oldeack

Our “Headquarters” – The Lyzon Hat Shop

Read the History & take a look at our slideshow!



116 West Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, NY 11946


The Hampton Bays Historical & Preservation Society’s mission is to enhance pride and community involvement in Hampton Bays.

  • Preserve Hampton Bays’ historic past.
  • Restore historic structures and sites worthy of preservation efforts.
  • Inspire Hampton Bays to record our history and preserve our heritage for future generations.
  • Develop positive attitudes towards archives and libraries as places for life-long learning.
  • Educate the general public and students about our “unique” heritage through our monthly lecture series, quarterly “Good Ground Newsletter,” special events and exhibitions.