Photo of the Week
FROM THE SCHS LIBRARY ARCHIVES
“How shall we know it is us without our past?”
– John Steinbeck
Labor Day Holiday, 1894
by Wendy Polhemus-Annibell, Head Librarian
Bathing Beach at Sunken Meadow State Park, 1937. (From “This Is Long Island: The Sunrise Homeland,” published by the Long Island Association, NYC, 1937.)
What is the origin of Labor Day as a holiday? Observed on the first Monday in September, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. It was created by the labor movement in the late nineteenth century and became a federal holiday in 1894. On Long Island, the holiday also marks the unofficial end of the summer season.
The Suffolk County Historical Society wishes all of our friends and followers a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.
Holiday Closure: We will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, for the holiday weekend, and will reopen on Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 10:00 a.m.
ATTENTION RIVERHEAD BASEBALL FANS!
The Suffolk County Historical Society is seeking your memories and photographs of the Riverhead Stadium (also known as Wivchar Stadium) that opened on Harrison Avenue on Memorial Day weekend 1949. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 631-727-2881 x103. Thank you!
Welcome Back! The Suffolk County Historical Society Museum is open to the public with new special summer hours of operation:
Wednesday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
- Enjoy a safe, socially-distanced family outing with 15-minute intervals between parties, for an enjoyable, worry-free environment.
- Exhibits are open and provide a safe “touchless” experience for adults and children alike!
- Masks are required of all museum visitors over age 2.
Due to Covid-19 distancing guidelines, our library will remain closed to the public but remote research services are available. Contact the library for more information: 631 727-2881 x103 or email@example.com
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