In 1884, Moran built the first artist's studio in East Hampton, NY which marked the beginning of the village as an artist's colony. The Moran Studio has been described as "a quirky, Queen Anne style-studio cottage."
A National Historic Landmark, the Studio is now a member of the Historic Artists' Homes and Studios Program of The National Trust for Historic Preservation. This program celebrates the homes and working studios of American artists across the nation.
Managed by the East Hampton Historical Society, which is the parent organization for a complex of seven museums, national landmark historic sites and workshop facilities of both local and national importance:
Mulford Farm, ca. 1680
Osborn-Jackson House, ca. 1720
Clinton Academy, 1784
East Hampton Town Marine Museum
Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio, ca. 1884
Town House, ca. 1785
Hook Schoolhouse, ca. 1784