The Hampton Bays Historical & Preservation Society

Because we are unable to join together for our annual Kentucky Derby event, we have created a party bag.  This party bag contains everything you’ll need for your own horse race viewing party.  Each bag serves two people and the cost is $25.  Please support the Hampton Bays Historical Society.  Click image to order or call 631-728-0887.

2020 Hampton Bays Historical Society
Annual Membership Drive

Who could imagine after our successful Winter Fundraising Dinner in January, we would not see each other for months? The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly changed our behaviors and lifestyles. It has also affected how community members can engage with their cultural and civic interests.

Due to this crisis, the Board of Directors have had to cancel a fundraiser, events, lectures, and museum hours.Using social distancing guidelines, it is simply not viable for these activities to take place this summer. We are looking towards the fall and hoping to schedule some lectures, hosting the Art & Antiques Fair, and possibly enjoying the Holiday Fair with our members again.

We continue to work on our archives and improve our buildings – Lyzon Hat Shop Museum, Prosper King House, and Canoe Place Chapel. In addition, the Fournier Cemetery on Newtown Road and the Cuffee Gravesite on Montauk Highway require our attention.

Your support is especially important this year so we may continue to maintain and preserve the treasured and vivid history of Hampton Bays. Please return the membership application with your dues in the enclosed envelope or visit our website to renew your membership digitally.

Also check our Facebook page to stay informed of upcoming events. Thank you for your continued support of the Hampton Bays Historical Society and we look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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

2019 – The Year in Review

Have a look!

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.