In lieu of the annual Halsey House Gala—Southampton’s festive event that takes place each season to benefit the Southampton History Museum—the museum is hosting a take-home charcuterie picnic.
“2020 is evolving as a surreal and extraordinary year, so we are taking imaginative steps to keep in touch with our constituents,” reads an email from the museum. “Accordingly, we would like to present a fitting (and fun!) opportunity that celebrates our heritage this summer.”
While guests may not be able to join for the much-anticipated Halsey House Gala, the take-home picnic—which is curated by museum staff and board members—will help support the museum during COVID times. “Each full service basket will have over 16 hand-picked, pre-package items including, a local cheese from Mecox Farms in Water Mill, a variety of dried fruits, Carr’s crackers, McVities, Tate’s cookies, hummus and chips, assorted nuts, olives, a bottle of chilled wine and so much more,” reads the website.
Honorary chairs of the newly fashioned event are Marge and Peter Sullivan. Sponsors include Zach Epley, Terry Moan and Dede Gotthelf, Peter Hallock and Craig Mowry, Linda Stabler-Talty, Doug and Amy Halsey and Dr. Mark and June Halsey.
The event will be held on Saturday, August 8, from 4 to 6 p.m., with pick up at the Thomas Halsey Homestead. Baskets are $400 for two people, $700 for four, and $1000 for six people. Sponsorship baskets are also available. A $2000 sponsorship includes a basket for four, your name on promotional material and a copy of Houses of the Hamptons by Gary Lawrance and Anne Surchin. A sponsorship at the $10,000 level will include a rental event at the Rogers Mansion.
For more information, visit southamptonhistory.org.