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Take-Home Charcuterie Picnic Baskets Benefits Southampton History Museum

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The Halsey House Summer Supper Basket benefit will take place on Saturday, August 8. (Photo: Liana Mizzi)

In lieu of the Halsey House Gala's cancellation due to COVID-19, the Southampton History Museum in Southampton is offering a new seasonal benefit, Halsey House Summer Supper Basket, on Saturday, August 8. This summer, the staff and board members curated a take-home charcuterie picnic that will help support the Museum and its mission of preserving the history and culture of Southampton by engaging diverse audiences in a shared heritage.

"This year has been extraordinary for the Southampton History Museum. We've learned to adapt our wide-ranging programs into outdoor and electronic formats. To pay the bills we are taking imaginative steps to such as this picnic basket benefit following all NYS health and safety requirements," Tom Edmonds, Director of the Museum, relayed.

Each full service basket will offer over 16 hand-picked and pre-packaged items - including a local cheese from Mecox Farms in Water Mill, a variety of dried fruits, Carr's crackers, McVities biscuits, Tate's cookies, hummus, chips, assorted nuts, olives, a bottle of chilled wine and other delicacies. There are baskets for two, four and six people available for purchase online. There are also sponsorship baskets available for purchase with your name listed on promotional material, a copy of House of the Hamptons by Gary Lawrence and Anne Surchin and other perks.

The first 30 people who RSVP will receive a complimentary picnic dinner at Claude's restaurant, located at 91 Hill Street in Southampton, NY on Saturday, August 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Picnic-goers are invited to reserve a spot on the lawn to enjoy their Summer Supper Basket alongside Claude's 3-piece Southampton fried chicken, Rosa's potato salad, home-made coleslaw, local pickles, watermelon and home-baked cookies.

The Museum's remote programming continues with Scattergories & Coffee on Wednesday, August 5 at 11:00 a.m., Houses & Gardens of the Hamptons - The Gilded Age on Thursday, August 6 at 11:00 a.m., A Visit with Elaine Sciolino, via Zoom, author of The Seine: The River that Made Paris on Monday, August 10 at 5:00 p.m., and 111 Places in the Hamptons that You Must Not Miss on Wednesday, August 12 at 12:00 p.m. In person events include Traditional African Drum and Dance Class on the lawn of the Rogers Mansion every Thursday night (weather permitting) and Long Island Indigenous Perspectives Canoe Tour on Saturday, August 15 at 8:30 a.m.

Halsey House Summer Supper Baskets start at $400. Pick-up will take place at Halsey House on Saturday, August 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Halsey House is located at 249 South Main Street in Southampton. To purchase a basket, visit www.southamptonhistory.org.

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