The Southampton History Museum will host its Late Summer Cocktail Party on Saturday, August 31, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM on the grounds of the Rogers Mansion. The evening of hors d’oeuvres, provided by The Golden Pear, and music, by DJ Carlos Lama, will be hosted by Peter Hallock and Marge Sullivan to honor The Southampton Association.
“This last-of-the-season cocktail party brings together people of all ages who mix with year-round and summer residents,” said Tom Edmonds, executive director of Southampton History Museum. “The Rogers Mansion, developed during Southampton’s Gilded Age, is the perfect setting to eat, drink, and dance while catching up with old friends and meeting new ones.”
The museum celebrates 120 years in operation, organized in 1898 and incorporated in 1910. In its early years, it was a place exhibiting documents and objects relating the origins of the village. In 1960, the Rogers Mansion property became the main administrative center as the museum expanded to include 12 historic structures, which include an 1825 barn, a single-room 1830s schoolhouse, and a 19th-Century paint store.
The mansion possesses more than 8000 volumes, photographs, maps, and other materials from family memorabilia to account books, all documenting the early days of Southampton Village.
The Southampton Association, which the celebration is honoring, is a nonprofit community organization founded in 1963 to provide a voice for part- and full-time residents in local village affairs.
Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. General admission tickets are $65 per person, $35 for those 21 to 35. Visit www.southamptonhistory.org for tickets.