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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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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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The Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University is pleased to announce public access to “Digitizing Local History Sources.”  

The project, which is funded by a $1.5 million grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, has digitized over 50,000 images for 40 historical organizations in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.  Historical societies still can apply to become part of the project.  For additional information, please contact the Project Director, Dr. Gregory S. Hunter, at the Palmer School:  greg.hunter@liu.edu

The Web address is:  https://liu.access.preservica.com/

New archival programs from the Long Island Library Resources Council:

Directing the Genealogical Reference Interview

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

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

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

June 2021

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.

Wednesday, June 9th at 3 p.m. 

Friends of Rock Hall 46th Annual Meeting & Installation of Officers

Garden reception. Reservations required. 

Rain date – Wednesday, June 16th at 3 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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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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Davis Town Meeting House Society

Monday June 7 th , 2021 at 6pm

“Historical Cooking Presentation” By Diane Schmidt

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.

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Patchogue Historical Society

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.  Conducted over Zoom.

Call 631-507-0577 for more information.

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

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Southold Historical Society

Thursday, June 10, 3pm-5pm

Wine by the Vines

Wine and gourmet treats at Pellegrini Vineyards

$50 pp fundraiser.

https://bit.ly/2Sjv02N 

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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 11, 2021 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

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 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

Now Through June 5, In The Gish Gallery

LAST CALL!  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.

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Three Village Historical Society

June 4, 2021 – 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Three Village Historical Society Book Signing

The Three Village Historical Society will hold, as part of the weekly Three Village Artisan and Farmers Market, a book signing by author Beverly Tyler and the Three Village Historical Society Founders Day Committee in the field located at 93 N. Country Road in Setauket, NY. 

The newly published book, Founders Day: Discovering Setauket, Brookhaven’s Original Settlement – A Walking Tour Guide for Families who Love Exploring and Bringing History to Life has been designed for explorers of all ages to learn about the Setauket/Town of Brookhaven Original Settlement area at your own pace, and see how the people, events, and places have impacted the community over more than 350 years.

This new book will be available for purchase for $19.95 + tax and can be signed by the authors upon request. Additional books and items from the Three Village Historical Society gift shop will also be available for purchase.

June 12, 2021 – 9:30 am to 2:30 pm

Community Yard & Antiques Sale

The Three Village community is about to take part in a village-wide yard sale, welcoming friends and neighbors to set up shop on the open field of the Three Village Historical Society at 93 N. Country Road in Setauket, NY.

Each 10 x 10 space is available for patrons to rent for $30 to sell their own garage sale items. Each vendor is responsible for their belongings, tables, money, set-up and clean-up. Register by visiting: https://www.tvhs.org/yardsale 

The Three Village Historical Society will also be hosting its annual Antiques Sale in front of the historic Bayles-Swezey House on the property at 93 N. Country Road,  All profits go to funding educational programs at the Three Village Historical Society.

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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 

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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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

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.com 

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Preservation Long Island

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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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 

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.

September 2021

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.

October 2021

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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