BOOK & BOTTLE Event

Saving Fire Island from Robert Moses: The Fight for a National Seashore

With author Christopher Verga

Thursday, July 25, 2019 – 6:00 PM

Members Free; Non-Members $5
Includes wine & cheese + admission to current exhibits!

Includes Book Sale & Signing!

RSVP Required: 631-727-2881 x100

To developer Robert Moses, the Fire Island coastline was ripe for the construction of a four-lane highway, but standing up to his ambitions were the communities of Fire Island, unified in their love for their sun-washed sandy beaches and in their fight for federal protection through the creation of the Fire Island National Seashore. Author Chris Verga will discuss their triumphant struggle, the subject of his recently published book.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Christopher Verga, an instructor in Long Island and American history at Suffolk County Community College, has an educational doctorate from St. John’s University. His published works include Civil Rights on Long Island, Postcards of America: Bay Shore, and Saving Fire Island from Robert Moses

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www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

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