New historic photography exhibit coming to our Gish Gallery in January 2022!

BEYOND THE GATES: Long Island’s Grand Estates of Yesteryear

Opening Reception: Sat., Jan. 29, 2022
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Light refreshments will be served.

From the Gilded Age to Great Gatsby’s 1920s, recognizable names like the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Havemeyers, and Woolworths enjoyed their countryside vacation estates built across Long Island. Reminiscent of English country homes, these estates are still appreciated today for their architectural beauty and grandeur. With cavernous hallways, soaring ceilings, unparalleled woodwork, and exquisite gardens that rivaled the palaces of Europe, Long Island’s historic estates were the envy of those outside of the gates. Captured through aerial photography in the 1930s, these estate images from our collection present some of the earliest glimpses of what was found beyond the gates.

Exhibit will run January 29 – June 25, 2022 in our Gish Gallery. 

More Info.: 631-727-2881 x100



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