NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Regional Media Legacies Project Announces Webinar: Intro to Digital Preservation & Formats
This webinar will provide an introduction to digital files—their structure, specifications, history, identification, and uses—and will explore potential fixes to “broken” files. Attendees will learn about the organization of data in common audiovisual storage formats, how to recognize those formats, and how to look closer at a file.
Wed, January 27, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Eastville Community Historical Society
Monday, January 18, 2021 In honor of MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY
Eastville Community Historical Society in collaboration with Hamptons Doc Fest
presents MLK/FBI – FREE VIRTUAL SCREENING WITH Q&A
We are proud to present one of the most-watched films from this year’s HAMPTONS DOC FEST, MLK/FBI, followed by a Q&A with director Sam Pollard, hosted by Clayton Davis, Variety’s Awards Editor
The film is available to watch online for FREE on 1/18 from 12pm until 12am for viewers living in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
FREE tickets are limited so please sign up early
1. Click “RESERVE HERE” button to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. You will receive ticket voucher back.
3. Click voucher link and watch the film free Jan. 18 anytime from 12pm to 12am ET in NY/NJ/CT only.
Long Island Traditions
Monday, January 25, 7 PM
Screening & Discussion: “Jones Beach – An American Riviera”
In conjunction with the East Meadow Public Library, LIT will present a virtual screening of the documentary “Jones Beach – An American Riviera,” followed by a discussion with Sue Guliani, former director of Jones Beach State Park. FREE. Registration information will be posted on the East Meadow Library’s site: https://eastmeadow.info
“From Shore to Shore”: Exploring Boat Building on Long Island Exhibit
Our “From Shore to Shore” exhibit, focusing on boat builders and boatyards of Long Island, will be on display at the Sayville Library starting January 2021. The exhibit features boat builders, both professional and amateur, dedicated to preserving the craft of earlier generations. FREE self-guided, socially distant tour In the Sayville Library’s Gallery. For more info: https://www.sayvillelibrary.
Nassau County Historical Society
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.
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.
Preservation Long Island
Saturday, January 16, 2021 from 7pm-8pm via Zoom
Virtual Trivia Night Benefit
From scandals to architecture – think you know Long Island history? Take the challenge at our first ever Virtual Trivia Night Benefit! Registration and donation required to participate. A link to join the Zoom event will be emailed to the donation ticket purchaser.
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.
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.
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.
Now Through January 16, 2021
Last Call! When Women Wore Whales: The Story of How Whalebone Shaped 19th-Century Fashion
Exhibition displaying the vital role the U.S. whaling industry played in the world of 19th-century fashion.
Now Through Saturday, February 27, 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.
Three Village Historical Society
Monday, January 25, 7:00 pm, live on Zoom
Virtual Lecture Series 2021 – SPIES: How a Group of Long Island Patriots Helped George Washington Win the Revolution.
Presented by TVHS Historian, Bev Tyler and TVHS Education Director, Donna Smith.
Lecture is approximately 30 minutes and followed by a Q & A.
Free for Members, $5 suggested donation for non-member.
www.tvhs.org/lecture-series to register or for more information
Preservation Long Island
February 16, 2021 from 7pm-8:30pm (Virtual)
Northport-East Northport Public Library hosts Sarah Kautz (Preservation Director, Preservation Long Island) “Historic Preservation for Long Island Communities: Huntington & Northport”
Explore how historic places are protected and ways to get involved in supporting historic preservation in your community. Discussion will include three important local sites associated with prominent African Americans, including the Peter Crippin House (downtown Huntington), Booker T. Washington’s Summer House (Fort Salonga), and the John and Alice Coltrane Home (Dix Hills). Registration required.
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
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.