The Tuthill House was originally constructed in 1840 by Josiah Tuthill, a grandson of John Tuthill who came from Southold in about 1760 to become an early settler of Speonk. The house was originally located at what is now 148 South County Road in a portion of Speonk now known as Remsenburg. In the mid to late 1890s 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, floated by barge to Quiogue, and installed at a site on Foster Lane. The house was donated to the Historical Society, which needed a museum building, in 1990 and by 1991 the house had been moved again to its current site on Mill Road. With dedication, commitment and community support, the Tuthill House Museum opened to the public in 1995.
The Westhampton Beach Historical Society preserves and promotes the history of the communities we serve, including Westhampton, Westhampton Beach, Westhampton Dunes, Quiogue, Remsenburg, Speonk, and Eastport. Our “campus” at 101 Mill Road in Westhampton Beach includes several historic buildings and our archives, which are a community resource for historic information. We welcome visitors and encourage all who are interested to become a Member of the Society.
2023 Calendar of Events
The Westhampton Beach Historical Society has scheduled a number of very worthy events for 2023. Some of the highlights include our June 17th Opening Cocktail Party at the Tuthill House, the Summer Exhibit, which will run from June 17 through September 16, and the July 8th Revolutonary War Reenactment on the Great Lawn. We expect that more events may be added as the year progresses - stay tuned.
Saturdays 10am to 1pm
(July 9th Rain Date)
Saturdays 10am to 1pm
Give a Gift to Last a Lifetime! Engrave-A-Brick Fundraiser
Pave the way and be a part of history:
- Recognize that special person or pet in your life with an engraved brick.
- Pay tribute to loved ones for generations to see.
- Promote your business or profession.
- Give the perfect gift or special memento.
- Recognize your special affiliation or membership.
Bricks will be placed in the front walkway of our Tuthill House Museum
Thank you for supporting our Community Education and Historical Preservation Programs!
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
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