Looking for a unique fun family activity for this weekend? The Southold Historical Society’s “Discover Southold” scavenger hunt is designed to be entertaining and informative for people of all ages.
With challenges like taking a selfie with Albert Einstein or finding a brick engraved with the name Horton in downtown Southold, the event encourages participants to collect information and photos of Southold’s landmarks while exploring the neighborhood and learning about its storied history.
The event will be held this Saturday and Sunday, April 17-18.
“We drive past these buildings all the time and don’t even really think about it,” said Deanna Witte-Walker, the museum’s executive director. “Even that little bit of awareness is a great thing.”
Most of the waypoints included in the hunt are within walking distance of the hamlet center and involve taking a closer look at places like the Southold Free Library or Thomas Moore House.
After entering the information or photo into an app, participants can also expand on the topic further to learn more.
Ms. Witte-Walker said the idea was formulated because much of the society’s in-person programming was put on hold due to the pandemic. She also hopes to reach younger children who would typically visit the museum complex on school field trips, which have also stopped due to the coronavirus.
Preregistration for the scavenger hunt is required and there is a per-team donation of $20 for historical society members and $25 for nonmembers. There’s no limit on the number of teams that can sign up or the number of people on a team, although each team must use one phone to input information.
After registration, participants must download the GooseChase app, which is available on both Apple and Android platforms.
For more information and to sign up, visit southoldhistorical.org.