Southampton History Museum brings in holiday cheer

An Ugly Sweater Party

The Southampton History Museum will host “Hearthside Cheer: An Ugly Sweater Party” on Saturday, December 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Rogers Mansion. Guests will enjoy food from Golden Pear, drinks, and music as they delight in a festive evening.

This will be the first Ugly Sweater themed party for the organization, joining in on the growing, popular trend. “This year we wanted to try to attract a wider range of people,” Nicole Hart, Director of Special Events, explained. A special Ugly Holiday Sweater competition will be held for the ugliest and most original garment, in addition to fun games including Guess The Ornament, and holiday themed trivia games. To sweeten up the evening, there will be a hot chocolate bar, full of options like marshmallows, chocolate chips, and even some extra cheer for the adults, Baileys or Peppermint Schnapps.

Organized in 1898 and incorporated in 1910, Rogers Mansion grew to include 12 structures by 1960, including an 1830 school house and 1825 barn. Rogers Mansion’s library currently holds over 8000 historic documents about Southampton Town. Throughout the historic property will be six different Christmas trees. A specially decorated tree will be in the Music Room, where each ornament was carefully counted by volunteers for another guessing game, with the winner receiving a prize.

Rogers Mansion is located at 17 Meeting House Lane in Southampton. Tickets are $65 in advance or $80 day of; $35 for young adults 21 to 35 years old. Visit www.southamptonhistory.org.

nicole@indyeastend.com