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Museum Hours:
May 15th - October 16th
Daily: 10am to 5pm

Office Hours:
Mon - Fri: 10am to 5pm

Tours and school groups
by appointment
throughout the year.
Please call for details.

200 Main Street
Sag Harbor, NY 11963
For more information
Call 631-725-0770
Fax: 631-725-5638


Museum Manager: Greg Therriault
Business Manager: Vanessa Petruccelli
Collections Manager: Richard Doctorow
Museum Shop Manager: Michael Butler
Harpoon Committee:
Terry Elkins + Scott Sandell + Gavin Zeigler

Board of Directors:
Barbara Pintauro~Lobosco - President
Linley Pennebaker Whelan - Vice President
Zachary Studenroth- Treasurer
Anthony Brandt - Secretary
Joanne Carter
Robert Chaloner
Peter Drakoulias
Annette Hinkle
Peter J. Marcelle
Catherine Ross
Kathie Russo
Bettina Stelle
Lynda Sylvester
Tom Dakin


Handmade In Sag Harbor - Lobby Gallery

Handmade In Sag Harbor

The museum is proud to display and offer exclusive handcrafted items from local artisans in our new Lobby Gallery. The new collections include beach glass, shell, and bone jewelry by Al Daniels, Sag Harbor Glass jewelry by Lorraine Pepper, handmade and handpainted fishing lures by Aage Bjerring, handmade cyanotype printed silk scarves byMatt Shapoff, and much more!

Museum Shop

The Museum shop is located in the center of the building, with the perfect view of the spiral staircase and breathtaking internal dome. We sell the finest gifts for adults, including a unique collection of original, as well as replicated, scrimshaw. We also have a large collection of adult books on Sag Harbor Whaling History. Our children's section includes toys, stickers and books. We are proud to carry the highly acclaimed Eyewitness Book Series for children and young adults. We also carry posters, fine art, t-shirts, tote bags and books all related to our current exhibits.

The Museum Shop is open during regular museum hours.


Keeping Time in Sag Harbor by Stephen Longmire

Keeping Time in Sag Harbor by Stephen LongmireThe museum is selling signed, limited-edition hardbacks of Stephen Longmire's new photographic portrait of the village, Keeping Time in Sag Harbor, for $100. Each copy includes a replica of the bookplate used by the village's early customs collector, Henry Packer Dering, donated by Sag Harbor resident Joy Lewis.

Soft-back copies are also available for $35.00.


Contact the museum shop (631-725-0770) to reserve your copy.


Stephen Longmire has an eye for the glories of an historic village — the way its past endures in its doorways, its gravestones, its fences, its finials. This lovely and loving book, attesting to the unorganized acts of preservation that have maintained the truth of a place for three hundred years, is itself a scrupulous act of preservation.

— E.L. Doctorow

Mrs. Russell Sage: Women's Activism and Philanthropy in Gilded Age and Progressive Era America by Ruth Crocker

Mrs. Russell Sage by Ruth CrockerAs a widow, Olivia Sage created the Russel Sage Foundation, which established the modern profession of social work and funded an important investigation of working and living conditions in industry. Elite women such as Olivia Sage were long neglected in histories of Progressivism. Yet at the begining of the twentieth century, this remarkable woman used her wealth to fund a wide spectrum of reforms that had a lasting impact on American life.

The museum is selling hardback copies of Ruth Crocker's book for $49.95.





"Relying on her husband's immense fortune and her own understanding of social issues, Olivia Sage developed a unique approach to charitable work that helped shep the direction of the burgeoning U.S. welfare state. Ruth Crocker's sensitive, richly documented, and beautifully written biography brings Sage and her times alive, reminding us that there is, indeed, value in visiting the neglected 'upstairs' of women's history."

-Sonya Michel, Professor of History and Director,
Nathan and Jeanette Miller Center
for Historical Studies, University of Maryland


Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America by Eric Jay Dolin

Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America by Eric Jay DolinIn Leviathan, historian Eric Jay Dolin recounts the dramatic tales of American whaling, telling stories of whalemen and these great beasts wih grandeur and pathos. This magisterial history encompasses the three-hundred-year saga of American whaling, capturing the absorbing social and economic history of the nation through the triumphs and travails of this great American industry.

The museum is selling hardback copies of Eric Jay Dolin's book, Leviathan, for $27.95.





"I thought I learned everything I needed to know about whaling from Melville, but I was wrong. Eric Jay Dolin's 'Leviathan' exposes the rise and fall of the industry inspired by the great beasts of the deep...The excitement of the stories in this magnificently researched saga build and build - until crude oil replaces whale oil, and the copper-sheathed planking from the hulls of old ships gets sold for novelty firewood. I read every word."

-Dava Sobel, author of Longitude


Here are some samples of other fine products we offer in our shop. Click the thumbnails/images below to view larger images.

New Reproduction Picture Postcards For Sale

In conjunction with our 2003 summer exhibition, The Way We Were: Sag Harbor in Postcards, we are pleased to offer a new selection of reproduction picture postcards selected from the images on display. Eight new postcards are offered.

The postcards are priced @ $ .50 each, or all eight @ $3.50 and can be purchased at the museum or by calling 631-725-0770.

The Way We Were:
Sag Harbor in Postcards

Band Stand, Foot of Main Street
Sag Harbor, L.I.

Main Street
Sag Harbor, L.I.

Harbor Home, Sag Harbor
Residence of Mrs. Russell Sage Museum headquarters

Main Street
Showing Bank & Post Office
Sag Harbor, L.I.

The Sage Library
Sag Harbor, L.I.

Sag Harbor, L.I.
Otter Pond Bridge, Main St.

View in the Sage Play Grounds
Sag Harbor, L.I.

First Presbyterian Church
Sag Harbor, L.I., NY
“Old Whalers’ Church

Click on an image above to view a larger image

Black Whalers Prints

Whaling: A Cultural Odyssey Prints

Map giclee $75:
Williem Janszoon Blaeu printed this map, which depicts a portion of New York state and Long Island, in 1635. The map is based on Adriaen Block's important version that he made while sailing down the East River and through Long Island Sound around 1614.

Museum Shop Items

Many reasonably priced hand carved items, which resemble our scrimshaw on exhibition, are also available in the Museum Shop.