Dismantling began this week on Southampton Historical Museum‘s 1825 Sayre Barn. The barn is located at the Rogers Mansion Museum Complex on Meeting House Lane in the Village of Southampton.
In 2008 the barn began to show signs of extreme deterioration and was closed to the public as a hazard. A capital campaign soon began to raise funds for its reconstruction. After many years of collecting donations from the Southampton community and several Long Island foundations, the museum finally met its goal this year.
The Sayre Barn will be under reconstruction through the summer and, “hopefully,” open in time for the museum‘s annual Harvest Day Fair on Saturday, September 28.
In related news, the museum will be selling antique farm equipment and miscellaneous tools from the 19th and early 20th centuries. All proceeds from the Antique Tool Sale benefit the museum’s collection preservation fund. The sale will take place at 159 Main Street, at the corner of Jagger Lane in Southampton. Free admission.
To learn more, call 631-283-2494 or visit southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.
Watch the video below, featuring Southampton Historical Museum Director Tom Edmonds, to hear the history of the venerable Sayre Barn.