House and Inn Tours Are in Season

Interiors decorated for Christmas will be featured on an East Hampton Historical Society tour by lantern light Friday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. From Clinton Academy, the group will walk along Main Street, stopping at a number of houses on the National Register of Historic Buildings. The cost is $15. Reservations with the historical society office have been asked.

An exhibit of quilts, also at Clinton Academy, can be viewed through December. The museum is open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

On Dec. 9 there will be a holiday tour of inns, bed-and-breakfasts, and historical sites put together by the East Hampton Chamber of Commerce.

The self-guided outing begins with check-in at the Baker House at 181 Main Street and is free. Participating properties include Guild Hall, the 1770 House, and the Ladies Village Improvement Society. Others on the list include the Topping Rose House in Bridgehampton, the White Fence Inn in Water Mill, and the Pollock-Krasner House in Springs. Most of the sites will be open to visitors from noon to 4 p.m.

The East Hampton Star office at 153 Main Street will be on the tour as well, where a limited-edition book of oversized aerial photographs of Gardiner's Island by Michael Light will be on view.

Many East Hampton Village shops will take part in a Dec. 9 collective open house with hot chocolate, cider, and cookies from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Chamber of Commerce is organizing the day and can be phoned for details about membership and how to participate.