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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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The Pomeroy Foundation Announces New York State Historic Marker Grant Program 

“Our New York State Historic Marker Grant Program commemorates historic people, places, things and events.”  

Marker grants are fully funded and include the marker, pole and shipping costs.

Online letter of intent due Monday, June 7, 2021

Application due online Friday, July 9, 2021

Details and application instructions at:

https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/nys-historic-markers/ 

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New archival programs from the Long Island Library Resources Council:

6 Documents Every Archive Needs – Emergency/Disaster Plan

Friday, May 14, 2021, 12:00-1:00PM

Details and online Registration: https://lilrc.org/event-4095375  

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Ask An Archivist: Starting a Local History Collection

Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 2:00-3:30PM

Details and online Registration: https://lilrc.org/event-4251219  

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Directing the Genealogical Reference Interview

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 10:00-11:30AM

Details and online Registration: https://lilrc.org/event-4125247  

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Vertical Files Demystified

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 1:00-3:00PM

Details and online Registration: https://lilrc.org/event-4251246  

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PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

 

May 2021 

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Southold Historical Society

Saturday, May 1 to Saturday, May 15

Virtual Silent Auction

Gift items, artwork, jewelry, VIP wine tasting, restaurant gift certificates and more! Proceeds benefit the history museum.

https://www.southoldhistoricalsociety.org/upcoming

Thursday, May 13

Wine by the Vines in Cutchogue

RSVP

https://bit.ly/3angXPN

Saturday, May 22.

Lecture on Culper Spy Ring by Bill Bleyer

RSVP

https://bit.ly/32svANw

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Railroad Museum of Long Island

Sat., May  1st.,   Riverhead Site  – Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sat., May  8th.,   Riverhead Site  – Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sat., May 15th.,  Riverhead Site  – Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sat., May 22nd., Riverhead Site – Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Note:  On Sat., 5/22, a GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING At our Greenport Site at 5:00 PM

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THE WEEKEND OF MAY 29TH. AND 30TH. WILL FIND BOTH MUSEUM SITES

           OPEN ON BOTH SATURDAY & SUNDAY FOR THE 2021 SEASON

Sat., May  29th.,  Riverhead Site –  Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                            Greenport Site –  Open  11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Sun., May 30th.,  Riverhead Site –  Open 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

                            Greenport  Site –  Open 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

https://rmli.org

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Shelter Island Historical Society

May 5 through July 31, 2021

Wednesday through Saturday

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

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

May 6 through May 29, 2021

Thursday through Saturday

Guided Outdoor/Indoor Tours

https://shelterislandhistorical.networkforgood.com/events/27351-may-2021-guided-tours

Saturdays, May 29 through September 4, 2021

Havens Farmers’ Market

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

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Greater Patchogue Historical Society/ Patchogue-Medford Library

Thursday, May 13, 7:00 pm

Introduction to Zoom [Virtual:  Zoom]

Learn how to take part in a Zoom meeting.

This introduction will be in preparation for our June Zoom presentation:

Vintage Road Trip on Thursday, June 10, 7:00 pm.

Richard Ratay, author of Don’t Make Me Pull Over:  The Golden Era of the Family

Road Trip of the 50s-60s & 70s, shares a fun, informative talk,.

Register for both dates at pmlib.org or call 631-654-4700.

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North Shore Historical Museum

May 18 7:00pm (virtual via Zoom)

Ken Mensing:  “Marjorie Merriwether Post” $15.00

Link to register on website.

May 25 7:00pm (virtual via Zoom)

Mark A. Torres:  “Long Island Migrant Camps” $15.00

Link to register on website.

www.northshoreshorehistoricalmuseum.org

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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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Hallockville Museum Farm

Saturday, May 22, 10:00am-5:00pm (rain date Sunday May 23)

Hallockville Fiber Festival

631-298-5292

Hallockville.org/FiberFest

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Preservation Long Island

May 21, 2021 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM via Zoom

Historian’s Stories: Using Digital Technology to Preserve History

Port Jefferson Village historian, Chris Ryon, talks about history’s relationship to the digital world. The event is FREE but please register in advance.

https://preservationlongisland.org/using-digital-technology-to-preserve-history-historians-stories/

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

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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Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

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.

Extended by Popular Demand to May 22, 2021!

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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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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Greater Patchogue Historical Society/ Patchogue-Medford Library

Thursday, June 10, 7:00 pm

Vintage Road Trip:  Don’t Make Me Pull Over (The Golden Era of the Family

Road Trip of the 50s-60s & 70s.)

A fun, nostalgic presentation by author Richard Ratay.

[Intro to Zoom in preparation for this program will take place on May 13.]

Call Jim at the GPHS 631-804-9269 for more information.

Register at pmlib.org or call 631-654-4700.

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Historical Society of Islip Hamlet

Sunday, June 13, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

2nd Oakwood Cemetery Tour: A Walk Through Time with Islip and Bay Shore’s Famous & Infamous

www.isliphamlethistory.org

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North Shore Historical Museum

June 15 7:00pm (virtual via Zoom)

Rita Cleary: “Revolutionary War Spies in Oyster Bay” $15.00

Link to register on website.

www.northshoreshorehistoricalmuseum.org

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July 2021

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Shelter Island Historical Society

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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