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The Charmed Life of James Cresson Parrish

at Rogers Mansion | Thu Nov 16


Rogers Mansion

17 Meeting House Lane
Southampton - 11968 (Map)
Tel: 631-283-2494
Contact Name: Laurie Collins
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Date & Time

11:00 AM
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Cost: Free Event

James Parrish lacked none of the best things in life: a loving family (including his better known brother Samuel); lively friends with lively intellects; considerable wealth allowing for travel, handsome homes in beautiful places, and two passionate pursuits—golf and ice skating—to keep him active and stimulated into old age. This illustrated presentation will draw on Parrish’s 1916 diary, archived at the museum, as well as other sources, to offer insights into an era when the wealthy arguably enjoyed more privileges than at any time before or since. James Parrish, perfectly attuned to the times, had not just the money but the temperament to fully appreciate his good fortune. Co-sponsored by the Southampton Historical Museum and Rogers Memorial Library.