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Founders Day This Saturday Marks Southampton’s 375th Anniversary

To acknowledge North Sea’s Native American past, the 1640 landing of English pioneers and the founding of Southampton, Conscience Point Historic Site and Nature Trail is celebrating Founders Day.

Help commemorate Southampton’s 375th anniversary this Saturday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All are welcome to explore all of the different events being held at the historic site in honor of Founders Day.

The schedule includes a Family Maritime Program from 9 a.m. to noon, Southampton Rotary’s Colonial Feast and Clambake from noon to 2:30 p.m., an aquaculture program at the Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery from 2 to 3 p.m., a Rededication of the 1640 Monument from 3 to 4 p.m. and the Shinnecock Tribe Historical Reenactment of 1640 from 4 to 5 p.m.

Other activities during Founders Day include Shapiro’s Shanty Shakedown performing traditional sea music that has been give a new twist of New Orleans rhythms, solemn brass chorales and old-time banjo breakdowns.

Sea Scout Ship 908 will conduct lessons in marine biology and Conscience Point Shellfish Hatchery will have an open house and boat tours. Also, the South Fork Natural History Museum will give nature walks.

Admission to the event is free. Food is extra.

The Conscience Point Historic Site and Nature Trail is located at Conscience Point Road in North Sea. For more information or to reserve a space visit southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org.

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