The East Hampton Historical Society’s winter lecture series starts on Friday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. The series, “In Their Own Words: Voices From East Hampton’s Past,” will begin with “Frozen in Hudson’s Bay: William King’s Log of the Whaling Barque Concordia, 1864-1865.” Richard Barons, executive director of the society, will narrate and Ken Collum, a trustee, will be the voice of William King.
Subsequent lectures, scheduled for the last Friday of each month through April, will focus on Howard Payne’s 1838 recollections of his boyhood, Cornelia Huntington’s diary from 1820 to 1860, and the Rev. Nathaniel Huntting’s records of East Hampton from 1696 to 1753. Free refreshments will be served before each talk.