AMERICA IN PRINT: An Exhibition of Prints, Lithographs, and Etchings from the SCHS Collection

In our newly renovated Grand Staas Gallery
June 11 – Sept. 25, 2021

Before the 1800s, art was largely reserved for the wealthy, but with the invention of lithography in 1796 – and particularly color lithography in 1837 – printers were able to mass-produce beautiful color prints that were cheap enough for anyone to buy. Suddenly, art was available to all–from such notable printers as Louis Prang, Napoleon Sarony, and Currier and Ives. Featuring themes of nineteenth-century life in landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, and more, as well as rare examples of “lithographic Long Island,” this exhibit captures the evolution of an American art form. 

Our newly renovated Grand Staas Gallery includes a new ceiling and paint, upgraded climate control, and “green energy-efficiency” lighting, earning us the recognition of a PSEG “Certified Green Energy Business”!


More information: 631-727-2881

GALLERY HOURS: Weds.-Sat., 10:00 am-4:30 pm 

Holiday Closure: Sat., May 29. 


The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum is open to the public for safe, socially-distanced family outings with 15-minute intervals between parties. Exhibits provide a safe, “touchless” experience for adults and children alike. Masks are required of all museum visitors over age 2.

300 West Main St.  Riverhead, NY 11901




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