Historic Objects and Images at East Hampton Library

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Photo of Thomas Moran on the beach with his dog Wang Wei, 1918. Courtesy of the East Hampton Library, Long Island Collection.

On view now at the East Hampton Library are four new exhibits from the library’s Long Island Collection. Among the displays are photographs and documents from the family of George Lewis Fowler Sr. and Sarah Melissa Fowler, who lived in the Fowler House which East Hampton Town recently restored. Fowler House is the only landmark currently associated with the Montaukett people.’

Also on view are items connected to Dr. George Huntington, a third generation East Hampton doctor and his discovery of the neurological disease known as Huntington’s disease, along with ephemera from his family. Other objects on view include artwork, photographs and physical objects that once belonged to East Hampton artists Thomas Moran and Mary Nimmo Moran.

The final exhibit showcases a selection of treasures from the Long Island Collection, including Noah Webster’s 1806 dictionary, Captain David Hand’s pestle and a 1757 map recently purchased by the library.

East Hampton Library is at 159 Main Street in East Hampton. For more information on the exhibits, contact 631-324-0222.

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