The Hampton Bays Historical & Preservation Society was founded in 1994 (25 years ago!) to preserve, document, and educate the local community on local history. The Society maintains a collection of family records, genealogies, oral histories and many interesting artifacts that have been preserved for historians and future generations. It is also steward of several restored historic properties: the Prosper King House, the Lyzon Hat Museum, the Canoe Place Chapel and three Southampton Town-owned cemeteries.

This summer, we will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Canoe Place Chapel as we celebrate its 200th Birthday!

Help Us Raise Money For Our Next Project To Preserve History!

Every Little Bit Helps!
Thank You For Supporting The Hampton Bays Historical Society!


  • Brenda Sinclair Berntson, President
  • Kelly P. King, Vice President
  • Rosemarie King, Secretary
  • Maria Hudson Smith, Treasurer


  • Patricia Hagen Tuccio
  • Walter “Bud” Jackson
  • Fran Oldeack
  • Liliaerty Green