Southampton Historical Museum Halsey House Gala Planned July 5

The Southampton Historical Museum’s Halsey House Gala will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 5, in celebration of our nation’s birth.

The Halsey House stands on property that was once the home of Thomas Halsey Sr., one of Southampton’s founders. The house remained in the Halsey family for several generations but was eventually sold. It has been enlarged over the years by subsequent owners, among them the Raynor, Pelletreau, White and Biddle families. In 1958 the Southampton Historical Museum purchased the Halsey House and restored it.

Today the Halsey House provides an authentic setting to exhibit furnishings and tools that would have been used by a prosperous farming family during America’s Colonial Period. In addition, an exhibition titled “We’re Still Here: The Evolution of the Shinnecock Nation, Past and Present” portrays a Shinnecock Village during the Woodland Period. Behind the house is a Colonial-style herb garden.

The Halsey House, located at 249 South Main Street, Southampton, will be the location of this benefit gala. Come to the gala on July 5 and enjoy live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres from Schmidt’s Market, an open bar, the 3rd NY Regiment in colonial costume, and a silent auction. The Southampton Historical Museum says the gala will be “the most fun you will have all summer.”

Tickets are $125 in advance and $150 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Southampton Historical Museum’s education programs.

Purchase tickets at southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org. For more than four minutes, call 631-283-2494.

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