Monday, December 29, 2014

Goff House Museum Available to Rent

For rental information of the heated/air conditioned Goff House Museum space for smaller functions, contact Dean Markham, or call 860-860-918-4400.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Local Third Graders Visit the Goff House and Win Candy!

And the winner is! Memorial School Third Grader Thomas Fenton who guessed that there were 685 pieces  of candy in our glass pumpkin jar. The estimation contest was an activity the members of the Joseph N. Goff House board offered, when Thomas and all of his fellow third graders stopped by the museum during their tour of East Hampton on Oct. 10. The actual number of candy pieced in the jar was 677, so Thomas was only 8 off! Special mentions go to Kyle Carillon who were so close with a guess of 650; Charlotte Minnick, who guessed 627; Brooke Adams, who guessed 613 and Liam Owen who guessed 600. Good job everyone and thank you for taking part in the tour and the candy guess.

Our Joseph N. Goff House greeter Monica Kangley said the visits were wonderful, the children so well behaved and interested in everything about the museum - the big bell outside, the stairs to nowhere,  the history of the building, the museum's exhibit on Tourism in East Hampton and of course the candy.

The Joseph N. Goff House board members are so thankful to have had the chance for the museum to be a part of the student's tour of East Hampton and we love the thank you letters so many of the children took the time to write us. We will hang them in the museum for everyone to enjoy.

Monday, July 28, 2014

The Joseph N. Goff House board of directors would like to thank all the sponsors who generously supported this year's gazebo concert series and everyone who came out to enjoy the music. Financial support was gratefully provided by:

Soprano Sponsors
American Distilling
Anchor Lodge#112 AF&AM Carolyn Bonnie Geysen, CPA
Century 21 CT Realty
Chatham Housewrights
Devine's Fine Jewelry
East Hampton Lions Club
Higher Grounds
MIMI Designs/Lakeside Signs
Nelson's Family Campground
Paul's & Sandy's Too
Nancy & Bill Pope
Puzzo Family
Reich Family
Senator Art Linares
Tenor Sponsors
Karen & Scott Baker
Belltown Dental
Dr. Robert Jung
Pauline Markham
Radiant Yoga
The Robinson Family

Friday, July 4, 2014

The Joseph N. Goff House Board of Directors is pleased to announce a new exhibit titled "Tourism, Summer Lodges and Camping in East Hampton." The exhibit, which features photos, drawings, memorabilia and memories of East Hampton's thriving summer vacation locations, is open to the public by appointment at the Joseph N. Goff House Museum, 2 Barton Hill Road. Come visit the Goff House's air conditioned museum space and enjoy a glimpse into the past, as we celebrate the town's rich history as the "go to" place for summer vacationing. The museum is handicapped accessible. 860-993-5311 for information.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Congratulations to East Hampton High School's Top 10 Students who were honored Wednesday night during a reception at the Joseph N. Goff House Great Hall. The students photos will hang in the great hall for a year for everyone to enjoy. We are proud of you! Look for the write up in the Rivereast to learn more about these students' plans for the future!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Joseph N. Goff House Museum, located at 2 Barton Hill Road across from the fire station, is available to rent for small events such as support groups or club meetings, educational programs, fundraisers, training sessions, baby or bridal showers and small performances. The museum, located in the lower half of the building, has a capacity of 50 people, is handicapped accessible and has bathroom facilities. For information, call Dean Markham at 860-918-4400
The Joseph N. Goff House Museum invites members of the community to serve as board members.  The Museum, located on the first floor of the building at 2 Barton Hill Road in the historic Village Center of East Hampton, stands as proud testament to our community's cultural, civic, and architectural heritage. Additional board members are needed to help plan cultural and enrichment programs aimed at adding quality and depth to community life. The facility houses artifacts and memorabilia of Connecticut's 84th Governor and East Hampton native son, William A. O'Neill. Planned events for the summer include a gazebo concert series in the village center and exhibits in the museum space, which is also available to rent for small events. Board meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.  For information on becoming a board member, call Dean Markham at 860-918-4400.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Check out updated information about the Goff House in the Jan. 24 edition of the Rivereast News Bulletin (page 20)!
The article provides a full explanation of the history of this historic building and the plan for its future. The building is under new management by R&S East Hampton Village LLC, a private company that invests in real estate - which recently completed a renovation project at 82 Main St. The group will lease the Goff Housee for the next 99 years, and will oversee all operations, functions and expenses of the Goff House.
The museum portion of the Goff House will continue to be overseen by the Goff House board, who will be offering its annual concert series on the church lawn along with new programming such as art exhibits and events that reflect the cultural and artistic\ history of the town. This space will also be available to rent for smaller events.