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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Grant applications are now being accepted for the fourth round of the Pomeroy Fund for NYS History

The Pomeroy Fund for NYS History is a partnership between the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the Museum Association of New York (MANY). The Fund offers grant assistance to 501(c)(3) history-related organizations in New York State with budgets under $150,000. 

In Round Four, a total of $50,000 will be distributed for capital needs in individual grants not to exceed $5,000. 

Requests will be considered for technology equipment, facility maintenance equipment, furnishings, major material purchases, renovations, refurbishments, remodeling, and rehabilitation. 

Applications will be accepted through Monday, March 22 at 5 PM

https://nysmuseums.org/Pomeroy-fund-for-nys-history 

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Preservation League of New York State Announces National Alliance of Preservation Commissions CAMP Training.

The Preservation League is pleased to partner with the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC) to bring their CAMP training to New York State virtually! Join us for this two-part session on March 29 and March 31 each day from 1-4:30 p.m

https://www.preservenys.org/napc-trainings 

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

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MARCH 2021

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Long Island Library Resources Council

Thursday, March 4, 2021, 10:00AM-11:30AM

Historic Preservation for the People: An Introduction Local, State, and Federal Policies and Practices

Did you know listing on the National and State Registers of Historic Places does not protect historic places from demolition or redevelopment? Only municipalities and local preservation ordinances can protect historic places from destruction. Nevertheless, federal and state preservation laws play an important role by offering attractive financial incentives like tax credits, or by requiring a more intensive process of environmental review for some projects. Explore how local, state, and federal laws work together to preserve historic places, and how you can support a more comprehensive approach to preservation in your community.

LILRC Members, students and retired members – free, Non-members $15

Register online at https://lilrc.org/event-4102583 

Monday, March 15, 2021, 1:00PM-4:00PM

Digitization Best Practices and Metadata Basics

This workshop offers the attendees the resources to begin a digital project and learn about commonly used metadata fields. This class will be for anyone wishing to learn more about these topics and is required for joining the New York Heritage digital collections website for the Long Island region.

Here’s what you’ll learn:

*Deciding on a digital project

*Metadata – what is ‘data about data’

*Understanding common metadata fields

*Setting up a spreadsheet for your items  

LILRC Members, students and retired members – free, Non-members $10

Register online at https://lilrc.org/event-4099155 

Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Ask An Archivist: Scrapbook Preservation

Scrapbooking is the art of decorating pages with mementos, hand written and printed materials, and ephemera from the events that have touched our lives.  Unfortunately, your collection’s scrapbooks might be at risk due to the types of materials used or from improper storage.  This workshop will discuss common materials found in scrapbooks and options for long term preservation.

LILRC Members, students and retired members – free, Non-members $10

Register online at https://lilrc.org/event-4098897 

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Nassau County Historical Society

March 7, 2 pm (virtual via Zoom)

Kerriann Flanagan Brosky, “Historic Crimes of Long Island: Misdeeds from the 1600s to the 1950s” 

Free; register on website

Link to register on website, https://www.nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org/

Ongoing 

Articles in volume 75, the 2020 issue of the Nassau County Historical Society Journal include: “Marjorie Spock: An Unsung Hero in the Fight Against DDT”; “Rivers and Streams of Nassau County’s South Shore”; “Cove Neck: Oyster Bay’s Historic Enclave”; Theodore Roosevelt and Women’s Suffrage”: and “Franklin Court: A Profile of a Garden City Neighborhood.”  

For information on obtaining a copy, visit, www.NassauCountyHistoricalSociety.org 

Ongoing 

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

www.NassauCountyHistoricalSociety.org 

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Preservation Long Island

March 04, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:30 via Zoom

Long Island Library Resources Council hosts Sarah Kautz (Preservation Director, Preservation Long Island) “Preservation for the People: An Introduction Local, State & Federal Policies & Practices” 

Did you know listing on the National and State Registers of Historic Places does not protect historic places from demolition or redevelopment? Explore how local, state, and federal laws work together to preserve historic places, and how you can support a more comprehensive approach to preservation in your community. Registration required. $0-$15

https://preservationlongisland.org/preservation-for-the-people-an-introduction-local-state-federal-policies-practices-with-the-lilrc/ 

March 10, 2021 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM via Zoom

Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island in Conversation

Hosted by the Long Island Museum and moderated by Darren St. George, Preservation Long Island Director of Education and Public Programs, the event coincides with the release of the museum’s new publication. Registration is FREE, but limited and will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

https://preservationlongisland.org/long-road-to-freedom-surviving-slavery-on-long-island-in-conversation/ 

March 18, 2021 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 (Virtual)

Harborfields Public Library hosts Sarah Kautz (Preservation Director, Preservation Long Island) “Historic Preservation for Long Island Communities: Centerport & Greenlawn”

Explore how historic places are protected and ways to get involved in supporting historic preservation in your community.

https://preservationlongisland.org/historic-preservation-for-long-island-communities-centerport-greenlawn-with-harborfields-public-library/ 

March 26, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (via Zoom)

Virtual Tour and Conversation: Ma’s House

Join artist Jeremy Dennis, a tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation in Southampton, NY, for a conversation and virtual tour of Ma’s House restoration in-progress. Free. Registration required. Hosted by Preservation Long Island and the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and Education Center.

https://preservationlongisland.org/virtual-tour-and-conversation-mas-house/ 

Ongoing

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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Railroad Museum of Long Island

Notes On Our Winter Sojourn / January – March

Although the Museum Facilities in both Riverhead and Greenport have been closed during the winter months, our ‘All-Volunteer Membership’ has been as busy as the Elves in Santa’s Workshop!  We have been preparing for the ‘2021 Season’ – {Our 31st. Anniversary Year} – and hope for a return to normalcy.

We are planning to OPEN our Riverhead Museum on Saturday’s beginning on April 3rd.  Our normal operating time will remain at 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  We will continue with Covid-19 protocols in effect in accordance with official New York State Guidelines.

https://rmli.org 

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Shelter Island Historical Society

Wednesday through Saturday, until April 2021

Witness The Manhansett Exhibit

10:00 am to 2:00 pm BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

www.shelterislandhistorical.org/witnessthemanhansett 

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Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

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.

Urban/Suburban: NYC & North Fork Street Photography by Neil Scholl

Street photography of NYC in the 1950’s-1970’s contrasted with more recent images of the North Fork of Long Island.

Upcoming Exhibit: 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!

https://www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

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Three Village Historical Society

March 15, 2021 – 7 pm – 8:30 pm

The Founding Mothers of the United States

Author Selene Castrovilla discusses our founding mothers–some well-known, others silent protagonists in our history.

This lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, will be held on Zoom and moderated by Mari Irizarry, TVHS Creative Services Director.  The Virtual Lecture Series is open to public, with a $5 general admission suggested donation and is free for TVHS members, though registration is required at www.tvhs.org/lecture-series  captcha=CoUPle

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Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, March 18th, 7:30PM

“Woman Suffrage Movement on Long Island” by Antonia Petrash, President of the L.I.Woman Suffrage Association. 

This is of particular interest to the YHS, as Yaphank’s own Mary Louise Booth was a key participant in this movement.

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 members and non-members.

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Hallockville Museum Farm

Saturday, March 20,  3:00pm

Coffee and a Good Book Virtual Author Discussion 

“Maritime Smuggling on Long Island: From Pirates to Rumrunners” by Bill Bleyer

$25 

Email info@Hallockville.org or call 631-298-5292

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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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APRIL 2021

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Nassau County Historical Society

April 11, 2 pm (virtual via Zoom)

Joanne Belli, “Lido Club Hotel”

Link to register on website, https://www.nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org/

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Railroad Museum of Long Island

Saturday, April 3rd.,  Riverhead Site Open  /  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 10th.,  Riverhead Site Open  /  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 17th.,  Riverhead Site Open  /  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Saturday, April 24th.,  Riverhead Site Open  /  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

https://rmli.org

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Yaphank Historical Society

Wednesday, April 14th, 7:30PM

“Long Island Whaling” – a comprehensive presentation by Bill Bleyer, author and retired prize-winning Newsday reporter.

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 members and non-members.

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Hallockville Museum Farm

Saturday, April 17,  3:00pm

Coffee and a Good Book Virtual Author Discussion 

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

$25

Email info@Hallockville.org or call 631-298-5292

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May 2021

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Yaphank Historical Society

Thursday, May 20th at 7:30 PM

“Archeological investigations at the Weeks Family sites”  by Dr.Allison McGovern, archeologist.

The zoom meeting link, ID number, and passcode will be emailed to members prior to the meeting, and non-members are welcome and can request those via an email request to: webmaster@yaphankhistorical.org 

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June 2021

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Nassau County Historical Society

June 6, 2 pm (virtual via Zoom)

Kristen J. Nyitray, “Isle of Shells: An Illustrated History of Long Island Beaches”

Link to register on website, https://www.nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org/

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