Long Island Historical Societies Newsfeed, December 15, 2021




New York and the 250th: Call for Content

The New York State Museum is in the process of creating a webpage dedicated to New York State’s Commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. The webpage will contain events, resources, and information about New York’s Commemoration, highlighting not just the role of New York during the Revolutionary War, but also the subsequent 250 years of complex struggle towards attempting to realize the ideals of our nation’s founding principles. The webpage will also include news and information related to the America250 national commemoration as well as links to local and regional organizations undertaking 250th or related planning.

If your organization is planning any events or has any other relevant information related to New York’s role in the Revolution or the subsequent struggle over the concepts of civil rights, liberty, and equality, please contact the Office of State History at statehistory@nysed.gov 


Preservation Long Island is seeking a museum/education professional 

for the full-time position of Education and Engagement Director to develop and implement education and engagement initiatives on behalf of the organization with objectives to cultivate and serve new and existing audiences. Will work with a core team of key program-focused employees to translate relevant mission-based activities into innovative live and virtual programs for families, students, and adults that align with best practices in the museum education field. The ideal candidate will lead the Jupiter Hammon Project collaborating with staff, project advisors, and various stakeholder groups to realize innovative and inclusive programming at a former 18th-century plantation, Joseph Lloyd Manor, and two other historic sites owned and operated by Preservation Long Island:  Sherwood-Jayne Farm and Custom House. Will also cultivate and supervise seasonal interpretive education staff and volunteers, implement various programs, and be the principal outreach liaison to schools, community partners, special interest groups, and the visiting public.

To ensure consideration, please apply by December 31, 2021. For more information visit: https://preservationlongisland.org/education-and-engagement-director-search/ 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and two work samples (e.g. public program descriptions/collateral materials, lesson plans, facilitated conversation question prompts, recorded video or other web-based content, educators’ interpretive manual, etc.) to: info@preservationlongisland.org 

Please indicate “Education and Engagement Director Search” in the subject line.




December 2021


The Railroad Museum of Long Island

Sat.,  Dec., 18th. –  10:00 AM to 4:00 PM





Long Island Traditions

December 16, 2021. 7 pm. 

Vanderbilt Museum – 180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY members free / non-members $6

Book Signing & Discussion: “Boat Builders and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition.”

Long Island Traditions’ executive director, Nancy Solomon, discusses her new book – “Boat Builders and Boat Yards of Long Island: A Tribute to Tradition” published by The History Press. In this book Solomon documents the traditions and places of Long Island’s boat building industry from a contemporary perspective. Registration required.



Great Neck Historical Society

Thursday, December 16th, 7:30 PM

Great Neck’s Playhouse Theater

Great Neck’s Playhouse Theater has played a central role in the community since its construction in 1922.  The Great Neck Historical Society virtually invites you to take an in-depth look at the theater’s storied history with guest speaker former Great Neck resident Ed Naidamast and Playhouse Theater enthusiast.  Historical Society members Carol Frank and Bruce Funk will discuss the efforts the organization has made to preserve the building.  Great Neck Estates Mayor William Warner has also been invited to speak on his village’s role in the upcoming development of the site.  Cost: FREE.  Registration required:  https://bit.ly/GNHS-Winter-Program-Registration 


Preservation Long Island


Exhibition Gallery Open Friday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm. Exhibition closing December 18th.

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. These important pieces of American history are now available to the public for the first time.  Explore, in-person or virtually, the interwoven stories of the Lloyd family and the families they enslaved, including the family of Jupiter Hammon, one of the first published African American authors.

Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery, 161 Main Street, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724.  Cost: Pay what you wish


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.



Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

We will be closed from Dec. 24, 2021 through Jan. 1, 2022 for the holidays.

We’ll reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Weds., Jan. 5, 2022.

Now Thru April 03, 2022

Inventing Childhood: Victorian Era Toys, Games, and Dolls, and the Invention of the Modern Child.

The concept of “childhood” has not always been what it is today; in fact, for most of history it was something very different indeed. Children were viewed as mini-adults, and childhood a time for strict moral instruction, or work, or both. Changes in attitude came slowly, with the final great shift towards “modern childhood” blossoming in the Victorian Era. Childhood finally became seen as a time of carefree innocence, whimsy, imagination, and, most of all,  fun! Come see dozens of Victorian Era childhood wonders from our collection – toys, dolls, card games, boardgames, puzzles. and more – in our Weathervane Gallery, Dec. 11 thru April 3. See life through the eyes of a child living a century or more ago! We guarantee you’ll find something that will warm your heart.

Now Thru December 23, 2021

Seeking Sanctuary: 125 Years of Synagogues on Long Island, in our Gish Gallery.

Curator Brad Kolodny documents the 125-year evolution of Judaism on Long Island in this showcase of images of Long Island synagogues.

Now in our Staas Gallery

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.

Currently On Exhibit in Our History in the Hall Display Cases

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.

Open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Visit the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum



Westhampton Beach Historical Society


Give a gift to last a lifetime!

Have your special messaged engraved for our Walkway

Recognize that special person or pet!

Pay tribute to loved ones for generations to see!

Promote your Business or Profession!

Give the perfect gift or special memento!

Recognize your special affiliation or membership!





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