The Sag Harbor
Whaling & Historical
Museum offers four galleries in which collections are exhibited
in both permanent and changing formats. These images illustrate
the variety of the permanent collections, which are organized thematically
to include such areas as whaling implements and related artifacts,
children’s toys, and nineteenth century household objects.
Interspersed throughout these exhibits are important portraits
of ship’s captains and their wives executed by local artists,
examples of fine furniture such as an eighteenth century chest-on-stand
crafted by the Easthampton-based Dominy family, and souvenirs of
the whaling trades.
An Orientation Gallery, which occupies a central corridor behind the main entrance
hall, provides visitors with an historical overview to Sag Harbor, the Whaling
Era and occupants of the benjamin Huntting II house.
The gallery devoted to changing exhibits is located in the fancy parlor or
formal salon to the right of the entrance hall. For current exhibits, please
refer to Exhibits.