We're all concerned about coronavirus and many are taking steps to practice "social distancing" and even self-quarantining.
It's a perfect opportunity to chill at home, contact friends via email, phone, texting or social media, binge watch your favorite shows and read.
We've been catching up on our east end history and wanted to share some intel on Mulford House, built by John Henry Mulford in 1680 and located at 10 James Lane in East Hampton, NY.
Mulford House remains largely unchanged and is found on the site of the Mulford Farm. The home is a picture perfect snapshot of New England architecture of the time. One of the earliest inhabitants is Samuel Mulford (1644-1725). Samuel was a political reformer who argued against "taxation without representation" and was a member of the Colonial Assembly. His trade was whaling.
The activist traveled to London in both 1704 and 1725 to protect and lobby for fair treatment of whalesmen on the East End of Long Island. He said the tax on their work was unfair. After his protests and speeches, reforms were enacted.
The Mulford Farm is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The East Hampton Historical Society offers tours of Mulford Farm.
Call 631-324-6850 for more information.
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