The Southampton Historical Museum has a whole month of holiday cheer in store at the Rogers Mansion. The beautiful Greek Revival mansion was built in 1843 by Captain Albert Rogers, a successful whaling merchant. On Saturday, December 12, from 5:30-7:30PM, it's the museum's annual hearthside cheer party. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, sweet treats and a bar at the house, which will be decorated with festoons of fresh winter greens and holiday decorations. The Music Room will feature a singalong of holiday songs around the baby grand piano. Tickets are $50 in advance, $60 on the day.
All Southampton seniors are welcome at a free holiday party (please RSVP at 631-283-2494 by 12/3) at the mansion on Tuesday, December 8, from 1:30-3:30. Refreshments will be served and a pianist will play holiday tunes on the baby grand.
Thursday, December 10, from 4-5 PM, is the annual cookie exchange. Swap dozens of homemade cookies (from scratch: no mixes or chocolate chips, three to six dozen max) while you enjoy cheese and crackers and wine or cider. Elizabeth Yastrzemski, local baker, gardener and floral designer, will lead a discussion on holiday baking techniques. $5 per person.
Finally, bid farewell to 2015 with a candlelight tour of the mansion on Thursday, December 31, from 4-5:30. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children. Enjoy hot cider and gingerbread cookies at the end of the tour.
· Southampton Historical Museum [Official]