Event Details

The Charmed Life of James Cresson Parrish

Date: November 16th, 2017
Venue: Rogers Mansion
Address: 17 Meeting House Lane
City: Southampton
Organization: Southampton Historical Museum & Rogers Memorial Library
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Price: Free Admission
Website: http://www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org/calendar
Phone: 631-283-2494


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.