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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Grant Opportunity: The Gardiner Young Scholars

The Board of Trustees of the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation is pleased to announce the initiation of a new offering to our historic community for 2021: The Gardiner Young Scholars

This opportunity is available to Long Island historical societies.

It requires the completion of 100 hours of service to a historic society accompanied by a stipend of $1500 to be paid to the Scholar.

Gardiner Youth Scholars candidates are selected at the discretion of the individual historical society which oversees their hours and activities. Candidates must be between the ages of 15 to 22.

To apply for this RDLGF award organizations must submit a hard copy letter of request along with:

  • An IRS determination letter establishing them as a 501c3 (3 year minimum)

  • A copy of their mission statement

  • Proof of current 2021 membership in Long Island Historical Societies (formerly ASCHS)

  • At the completion of the GYS term the historical society is required to submit a short video presentation created by the scholar on their experience.

Hard copies requests must be received by June 25, 2021.

Mail requests to:

The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation

Suite 1

148 East Montauk Highway

Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Attention: The Gardiner Youth Scholars

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Hungry for History / Roadside Markers

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation announces the official launch of Hungry for History, the first-ever historic roadside marker program dedicated to preserving the stories of regional food across the United States!

Regional food specialties play a defining role in American culture and forging community identity in all corners of the nation.

The Hungry for History grant program will ensure cherished culinary traditions passed down through the decades will live on for generations to come through roadside markers.

Celebrate that beloved food dish in your community. Start your Hungry for History marker grant application today!

Online letter of intent due Monday, July 26

Final application due online Monday, August 30

Marker grant applications must be supported by primary source documentation to prove the food’s authenticity and significance.

Visit the Hungry for History webpage for complete guidelines about marker criteria, eligibility and how to apply online.

https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/hungry-for-history/ 

Questions? Call (315) 913-4060 or email info@wgpfoundation.org.

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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June 2021 

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Friends of Rock Hall-Rock Hall Museum

Four Tuesdays, June 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Watercolor Workshop in the Garden

Adults only. Space limited. Pre-payment required. Materials not included. Supply list will be provided. Workshop is $90 per person; $80 members/seniors.

Rain dates are the Thursday following each class from 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Register by calling the museum office at (516) 239-1157.

Four Thursdays, June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th, 4 p.m.-5:15 p.m.

Yoga in the Garden

Beginner class. Participants must bring yoga mat and a blanket or beach towel to help in their practice. Water bottle optional.

Pre-registration per class, $15; $13 Friends of Rock Hall Members/Seniors.

Pre-registration for series, $50; $45 Friends of Rock Hall Members/Seniors.

Rain dates are the Friday following each class from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Register by calling the museum office at (516) 239-1157.

Sunday, June 27th, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Vintage Antique Fun Car Show

Car show is open to any make of vehicle. For vehicle registration, contact Howard at (516) 662-9379 or e-mail hfishman52@aol.com. Day of show vehicle fee $15.

Presented by the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America, Queens County Region. Outdoor program. Free admission for spectators.

No rain date. 

www.friendsofrockhall.org 

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RAILROAD MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN JUNE

Our Museum in Riverhead will be open 10 to 4. Come and visit our Lionel Visitors Center and see the numerous additions that have been added during our all-volunteer weekly winter work sessions.  (Of special interest may be the all-brass antique train station that has been installed on the overhead ‘Standard Gauge Layout’. – Or – Perhaps the addition of an operating ‘Drive-In Movie Theater’.)  { You may even see yourself on the movie screen!!!}

Also – Take a ride on the ‘World’s Fair G-16 Train” out in the courtyard and definitely pay a visit to our well stocked Gift Shop…

Note: At Riverhead – Wed., June 16th., RMLI will host a ‘Member’s Only’ – “Railway Worker Safety Class / 6PM

EVERY SATURDAY & SUNDAY IN JUNE

Our Museum in Greenport will be open  11 to 4. Here again, our museum – housed in ‘The Historic Baggage and Freight Station’ – has experienced upgrades along with the inclusion of the original bell from the Steam Engine that pulled the “CANNONBALL” in the run between New York City and Montauk!   Check out our refurbished Caboose and the excellent job that has been recently performed by the famous – ‘EAST END SHIP WRIGHTS’…

Once again – Don’t miss another well stocked Gift Shop.  All funds go to the general operation of our museum!

FINALLY – – – COMING THIS SUMMER AND BEGINNING IN JULY:

We plan on the return of SPECIAL RMLI – “VALUE ADDED MINI WEEKENDS”.  We will be hosting special demonstrations by visiting Long Island Area Train Clubs – in addition to our normal sights and sounds. STAY TUNED!

https://rmli.org  

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Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

June 18 – July, 2021

Downtown Reflection Series: Reflection Photography by Carol J. Amodeo

Photography of Long Island downtowns, capturing the charm of the storefronts and the bustle of activity as it appears reflected off the stores’ windowpanes. This exhibit will also feature highlights of NYC reflections, which beautifully compliment the theme. In our Gish Gallery

Now Through September 25, 2021

America in Print: Prints, Lithographs, and Etchings from the SCHS Collection

Featuring themes of nineteenth-century life in landscapes, cityscapes, ships, racehorses, scenes from literature, politics, Civil War battle scenes, and rare examples of “lithographic Long Island,” this exhibit captures the evolution of an American art form.

www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org

Now Through Sept. 11, 2021

What the #*!! Is THAT? Ordinary Objects From Yesteryear That Are Mysteries to the Modern Eye

This exhibit showcases a selection of the more mysterious, interesting, and challenging objects from our collection to baffle, befuddle, and bemuse. Bring your cellphone for an interactive experience!

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Visit the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Our exhibits are open for a safe, socially-distanced family outing!

Masks required of museum visitors over age 2.

Currently On Exhibit in Our History in the Hall Display Cases

Silverbrook Art Glass Works (1943-1976)

Fleeing their native Czechoslovakia in 1937 in fear of a Hitler invasion, the Kreutz brothers established a glassworks company on Flanders Road in Riverhead. Come witness over 30 years of hand-blown glassware made by these fifth-generation glassblowers in our History in the Hall display cases.

https://www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org 

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Water Mill Museum

Open Daily Thursday – Saturday 11am – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays and July 4th

June 17 – July 3

The Wednesday Group Art Show

The Wednesday Group will exhibit “A Breath of Plein Air,” new works of art in oil, acrylic and watercolor. For over 14 years the group has been meeting to paint en plein air at local sites from April through October. It’s just ” A Breath of Plein Air.”

June 19, Opening Reception 4 – 6pm

The Wednesday Group Opening Reception

An excellent opportunity to meet the Wednesday Group artists with their artwork on display and for purchase. Exhibition runs through July 3rd.

https://www.watermillmuseum.org 

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Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, June 17th; 7:30PM

“Brookhaven National Lab building evaluation” which will touch on the evaluation of several BNL facilities for inclusion in the National Historic Site program. Speaker is Tim Green of BNL.

Thursday, July 15th; 7:30PM

“New York in the Progressive Era: Social Reform and Cultural Upheaval 1890-1920”. Speaker is Paul M Kaplan, author of a new book of the same title.

The Zoom meeting link, ID number, and passcode will be emailed to YHS members prior to the meeting.  Non-members will also be welcome by sending an email request to webmaster@yaphankhistorical.org

The email should specify which meeting(s) you wish to attend; and include your name and a current active email address. Our Zoom meetings are free of charge to YHS members and non-members.

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Sag Harbor Historical Society

Saturday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Spring Garden Tour in Sag Harbor

Starts at Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Advance Ticket Purchase Link Here

Southold Historical Society

Saturday, June 19th. Opens 8:30am.

Annual Historical Society Yard Sale

Lots of treasures!

https://www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org/upcoming 

Sat., June 20th through Sat., July 31st

Ten-Squared Summer Solstice Online Art Exhibit & Sale

Local artwork! View and purchase online.

https://www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org/upcoming 

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Shelter Island Historical Society

Now through July 31, 2021

Wednesday through Saturday

Exhibit: “Witness The Manhansett: 11,000 years of Indigenous Shelter Island”

https://www.shelterislandhistorical.org/witnessthemanhansett.html 

Saturdays, Now through September 4, 2021

Havens Farmers’ Market

https://www.shelterislandhistorical.org/havensfarmersmarket2021.html 

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Long Island Traditions

Ongoing

Long Island Cell Phone Tours: Long Island Backstory, East End Backstory

Download Travel Storys on your cell phone.

For more info visit www.longislandtraditions.org 

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Preservation Long Island

June 16, 2021 through July 7, 2021, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 AM to 11 AM via Zoom

Endangered Historic Places 2021:Virtual Event Series

https://preservationlongisland.org/endangered-historic-places-2021-virtual-event-series/ 

Sites on the 2021 Endangered Historic Places list will be showcased in virtual programs that will include interviews and panel discussions. Free and open to the public. Register via Eventbrite links on the event webpage.

Friday, June 18, 2021 10 AM to 11 AM via Zoom

Historian’s Stories: Gold Coast Warriors: North Shore Elite & First World War with Richard F. Welch

https://preservationlongisland.org/historians-storiesgold-coast-warriors-north-shore-elite-first-world-war-with-richard-welch/ 

In the next virtual event of the series, author Richard F. Welch explores how the leading families of the North Shore mobilized to support the Allies at the outbreak of war in 1914. Free and open to the public. Register via Eventbrite link.

Ongoing

Virtual Exhibition: Facing Slavery: The Lloyd Family Portraits in Context

Preservation Long Island is the new steward of a group of important early American portraits from descendants of the Nelson and Lloyd families of Boston and Long Island. Explore the interwoven stories of the Lloyd family, the family of Jupiter Hammon, one of the first published African American authors, and chattel slavery in what would become the United States. 

FREE.

https://preservationlongisland.org/virtual-exhibition-facing-slavery-the-lloyd-family-portraits-in-context/ 

Virtual Exhibition: Indigenous History and Art at Good Little Water Place

Artwork from nine contemporary Indigenous artists centers the exhibition. Featuring items from the collections of Preservation Long Island, New York State Museum and Southold Indian Museum. FREE.

https://preservationlongisland.org/curator-conversations-indigenous-history-art-at-good-little-water-place/ 

Preserving the Present – Collecting in the Time of COVID-19

Preservation Long Island seeks to collect artifacts, objects and images that tell the diverse stories of Long Islanders living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit online form or share through social media. Visit website page for instructions.

https://preservationlongisland.org/preserving-the-present/

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Farmingville Historical  Society

Ongoing

The Farmingville Historical Society introduces The Virtual One-Room Schoolhouse: 

A program that allows students and adults alike to explore a 360° interactive inside look at the 1850 Bald Hill One-Room Schoolhouse from their computers and mobile devices.  In addition, the experience includes a virtual 9-lesson program that explores what life was like for local students growing up in the 1800s. 

Visit https://farmingvillehistoricalsociety.org/one-room-schoolhouse-field-trip/  to learn more about these interactive, educational experiences for yourself, your family or your students. 

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Nassau County Historical Society

Ongoing 

Recordings of two programs in 2020: “Webb Institute and its Glen Cove Campus”, “Winning the Vote for Women on Long Island and the Nation.”, “Historic Crimes of Long Island”, and “Lido Club Hotel” are available under calendar on the Society’s web site.

www.NassauCountyHistoricalSociety.org 

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July 2021

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RAILROAD MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND

Our Museum in Riverhead will be open 10 to 4. Every Saturday and Sunday

Come and visit our Lionel Visitors Center.  Take a ride on the World’s Fair G-16 Train.  Witness the many outdoor displays. Make it a point to visit our outstanding Gift Shop. We will also be hosting two “VALUE ADDED WEEKENDS” at no extra cost.

Saturday & Sunday, July 10 & 11, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Long Island Garden Railway Society – visiting G scale train layout

Saturday & Sunday, July 17 & 18, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Long Island HOTracks – visiting HO modular train layout

Note:  RMLI will host a G-16 Safety Class on July 14th. Members Only / 6PM

Our Museum in Greenport will be open 11 to 4, Every Saturday and Sunday

Our museum – housed in “The Historic Baggage & Freight Station” – has an outstanding collection of items associated with the LIRR from the earliest days to modern times.  Of special interest is the extensive “HO Layout” depicting Greenport during the ‘Age of Steam’ as well as a separate section that presents the ‘Riverhead Depot’ as it exists today. 

Make it a point to visit our recently refurbished – ‘Caboose #14’. 

We have a wonderful assortment of items at the Greenport Gift Shop.

www.rmli.org

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Southold Historical Society

Thurs., July 1st. 4:00pm.

“What’s Old is New Again”

Reopening and rebranding ceremony and new exhibits on “The Roaring 20s” and “Enslavement in Southold” revealed.

https://www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org/upcoming 

Saturday, July 10 at 2:00PM

“Ever Wonder What it’s Like to Live at a Lighthouse?”

Free outdoor mini-lecture at Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse

Saturday, July 24 at 2:00 PM

“Shipwrecks of Dead Man’s Cove”

Free outdoor mini-lecture at Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse

https://www.southoldhistorical.org 

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Shelter Island Historical Society

July 10, 2021, Saturday

The Shelter Island Garden Tour 

in support of the Shelter Island Historical Society & The Garden Club of Shelter Island

Rain-date: Sunday, July 11, 2021

https://www.shelterislandhistorical.org/theislandgardentour.html 

July 24, 2021, Saturday

Book Signing & Sale at Havens Farmers’ Market: 

Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood by Mark A. Torres

https://www.shelterislandhistorical.org/booksigntorres.html 

July 24 and July 25, 2021

Saturday and Sunday, Rain-date: Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, 2021

“A Hill of Beans: A 1950’s Shelter Island Story” Musical

https://www.shelterislandhistorical.org/ahillofbeansmusical.html 

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Saturday, July 10th 

“Riverhead History Donation Day” at “EAST LAWN” 542 E. MAIN STREET

Photographs / Documents pertaining to families / businesses and other

memorabilia are being sought.  Information & Donation forms are now

available at Town Hall or on our website.

Appointments are required and must be made by emailing –

townhistorian@townofriverheadny.gov or by leaving a message at

the office: 631-369-9717

Only 16 appointments will be available and must be made by June 30th.

www.townofriverheadny.gov  

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Friends of Rock Hall-Rock Hall Museum

Thursday, July 15th, 10 a.m.

Celestial Navigation Outdoor Lecture

Presented by Doug Sheer, Historian and President of the Friends of Rock Hall.

Fee: $10; $8 seniors. Friends of Rock Hall Members free.

Space limited. Reservations required. 

Rain date – Friday, July 16th

Register by calling the museum office at (516) 239-1157.

www.friendsofrockhall.org 

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August 2021

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Davis Town Meeting House Society

Monday August 2, 2021 at 6:30 pm

“The True Story of Culper Spy Ring” Presentation By Bill Beyer

At: Old Coram Fire House

303 Middle Country Rd.

Coram, NY

All are Welcome Free.

Mask Required and Social Distancing or as the law requires.

RAILROAD MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND

Saturday & Sunday, August 14 & 15, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Long Island HOTracks – visiting HO modular train layout

Saturday & Sunday, August 28 & 29, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Long Island Garden Railway Society – visiting G scale train layout

www.rmli.org

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Southold Historical Society

Saturday, Aug. 7 at 2:00 PM

“Rum-running off Horton Point”

Free outdoor mini-lecture at Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse

Saturday, Aug 21 at 2:00 PM

“Cool Animals of the Long Island Sound”

Free outdoor mini-lecture at Nautical Museum at Horton Point Lighthouse

https://www.southoldhistorical.org 

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September 2021

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Davis Town Meeting House Society

Saturday September 18, 2021 Time 10am to 4pm

Yard Sale & Craft Fair

At Davis House, 263 Middle Country Rd., Coram, NY

Info: Maryanne 631-804-2256 or email: msiclaridouglas@yahoo.com

Rain date: Sunday 9/19/2021

Mask Required and Social Distancing or as the law requires.

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RAILROAD MUSEUM OF LONG ISLAND

Saturday & Sunday, September 11 & 12, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Long Island HOTracks – visiting HO modular train layout

Saturday & Sunday, September 18 & 19, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Sunrise Hi-Railers – visiting O gauge modular train layout

Saturday & Sunday, September 25 & 26, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM:

Sunrise Hi-Railers – visiting O gauge modular train layout

www.rmli.org

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October 2021

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Davis Town Meeting House Society

Saturday, October 16 th , 2021, 2pm to 4pm

Victorian Autumn Tea Party

At: Old Coram Fire Dept

303 Middle Country Rd., Coram, NY

Delightful tea sandwiches and sweets, Best Hat Contest! Winner receives a Prize, Music & entertainment.  $30.00 per person

RSVP to Barbara Hoff by Oct. 1 st

631-698-0038 for more info.

Mask Required and Social Distancing or as the law requires.

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