Westhampton Beach Historical Society and Tuthill House Museum
Westhampton Beach, NY
In 1991 The Westhampton Beach Historical Society relocated a donated circa 1840 house to a site on Westhampton Beach's historic Mill Road. Josiah Tuthill built the house in 1840, a grandson of John Tuthill who came from Southold about 1760 to become a first settler of Speonk, later renamed Remsenburg. The house was located on South County Road, a wide avenue made truly beautiful by lovely Colonial and Victorian homes fronted by white picket fences and stately trees,
In the mid to late 1899's the house served as the local post office and gathering spot, with Josiah Tuthill's son, Gilbert, acting as Postmaster.
In 1954 the house was sold and floated by bay to a Foster Lane, Quiogue site.
In 1991, once again the quaint old farmhouse was on the move---this time to a site on Mill Road.
With dedication, commitment and community support, the Historical Society opened the totally renovated house-museum to the public in 1995.
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All donations will be used to update our exhibits and when necessary to acquire historical artifacts.
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