Posted April 16, 2021



The Museum Association of New York, State of NYS Museums 2020 Survey is open

The survey report will be sent to those who complete the survey and MANY members before it is made available to the public later this year. We will maintain the highest level of confidentiality and will not share data connected to names of museums or museum professionals.

Submit your answers before 5 PM on April 6, and we will send you a code for a discounted individual MANY membership or a discounted registration for a MANY Fall 2021 Partnership Forum.

Survey Link:.State of NYS Museums: 2020 

The survey would best be answered by a staff or board member who has access to your year-end financial statements, and/or annual reports for 2019 and 2020. It should take you approximately 30 minutes to answer the questions. If there is a question you can’t answer, you may return to the survey at a later time, but you must use the same device and web browser. If you need assistance in navigating this survey please email


New archival programs from the Long Island Library Resources Council:

Digitization Series: Feeling Positive About Glass Plate Negatives

Tuesday, April 27, 2021, 10:00-11:30AM

Details and online Registration: 

6 Documents Every Archive Needs – Emergency/Disaster Plan

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

Details and online Registration: 

Ask An Archivist: Starting a Local History Collection

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

Details and online Registration: 

Directing the Genealogical Reference Interview

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

Details and online Registration: 

Vertical Files Demystified

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

Details and online Registration: 



APRIL 2021


Railroad Museum of Long Island

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


North Shore Historical Museum

April 20 7:00pm (virtual via Zoom)

Nina Muller:  “Schmidlapp Humes Estate” $15.00 

Link to register on website.

April 29 7:00pm (virtual via Zoom)

Selene Castrovilla: “Benjamin Tallmadge”  $15.00 

Link to register on website. 


Huntington Historical Society

Saturday, April 17 & Sunday, April 18 10am-4pm

Antiques in April Outdoor Sale

20 dealers from across LI, free entry, masks required 


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


Email or call 631-298-5292


Three Village Historical Society

April 19, 2021 – 7 pm

Creation of a Campus: An Early and Architectural History of Stony Brook University

Stony Brook was selected as the site for the only university in the SUNY system to begin de novo – to be established on undeveloped land.

Kristen Nyitray will discuss this history with archival photographs, maps, and documents to illustrate the early years of Stony Brook University, with an emphasis on construction and architecture through 1980.

The Virtual Lecture Series will be held on Zoom and moderated by Mari Irizarry, TVHS Creative Services Director, is open to the public, with a $5 general admission suggested donation and is free for TVHS members, though registration is required. 


Sag Harbor Historical Society

Saturday, April 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

     CELEBRATING EARTH DAY: “Plant an Herb Garden”

     Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, Sag Harbor 


Farmingville Historical  Society


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  to learn more about these interactive, educational experiences for yourself, your family or your students. 


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, 


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


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

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.

Through April 2021

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.

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.


May 2021


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. 


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: 


June 2021


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,


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.  




AAQ / Resource: The Maidstone

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