Long Island Historical Societies Newsfeed, November 15, 2020


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Preservation Long Island Announces Call for 2021 Endangered Historic Places Nominations

Do you know of an endangered historic place in your Long Island community?  The Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP) offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities. The nomination period for the 2021 EHPP program is now open. Nominations are open to the public and must be submitted by  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2020. Nominations may be submitted digitally through the EHPP 2021 portal on our website:



Archival Workers Emergency Fund

The Society of American Archivists Foundation created the Archival Workers Emergency Fund (AWEF) to support archival workers experiencing financial hardship during the COVID-19 crisis.

Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to financially vulnerable and at-risk workers. All U.S.-based archival workers affected by the COVID-19 crisis are eligible to apply to the fund. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis up to December 31, 2020.







Railroad Museum Of Long Island

Note:  Our Greenport Site is currently closed for the season.

Saturdays – Nov. 7th, Nov. 14th, & Nov. 21st.

Our Riverhead Site will be open each Saturday from 10:00 to 4:00

Come and see the upgrades within the Lionel Visitors Center

Visit our extensive Gift Shop

Ride the “World’s Fair” G-16 Train / Weather permitting.

Saturday Nov. 28th.

Our Riverhead Site will be closed on this date while our ‘All Volunteer Staff’ installs the annual Holiday Decorations.



North Shore Historical Museum

Tuesday November 24, 7:00

Local author Monica Randall tells the tale of Laurelton Hall:  Designed by Louis Tiffany without the aid of an architect it became the setting for some of the most dazzling parties ever hosted in the country. The stucco, art nouveau showplace was unlike anything ever built before or since. Learn about this extraordinary home and it’s tragic fate.  $15.00

Payment must be made in advance.  Upon receipt, attendees will be emailed a link to the lecture.  Payments may be made via cash, check, PayPal, Venmo or Square.



Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Friday, November 20, 2020 through Saturday, January 9, 2021

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.

Holiday Closure

The museum will be closed Thursday, November 26 through Saturday, November 28, 2020. 

We will reopen Wednesday, December 2, at 10:00 am.

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

Welcome Back!  Visit the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Our exhibits are open for a safe, socially-distanced family outing!

Masks required of museum visitors over age 2.

Urban/Suburban: NYC & North Fork Street Photography by Neil Scholl

Street photography of NYC in the 1950’s-1970’s contrasted with more recent images of the North Fork of Long Island.

When Women Wore Whales: The Story of How Whalebone Shaped 19th-Century Fashion

Exhibition displaying the vital role the U.S. whaling industry played in the world of 19th-century fashion.

Journal of the Suffolk County Historical Society

Topics include ritual magic in Southold, the battle of Northville, a biplane landing on a Greenport farm, and the exploitation of migrant farm workers in 1960’s Riverhead. Available to members only. Visit our website to become a member today!



Three Village Historical Society

Monday, November 16, 7:00 pm, live on Zoom

Virtual Lecture Series 2020: Journey of Hope – The Irish in NY

presented by Stony Brook University Director of International Programs to Ireland and England, Ph.D.,Tara Rider. Lecture is approximately 45 minutes followed by a Q & A 

Free for Members, $5 suggested donation for non-members

www.tvhs.org/lecture-series to register or for more information

Four Saturdays: November 28, December 5th, 12th & 19th, 11 am to 4 pm

The Holiday Market

in collaboration with the Three Village Historical Society, Gallery North and the Jazz Loft for a series of safe, outdoor markets for the Three Village Community

Free for all.

www.tvhs.org for more information


Preservation Long Island

Now through November 30, 2020

Long Island Indigenous Artists Video Series

In celebration of National Native American Heritage Month, we are highlighting the voices and artwork of Long Island Indigenous artists featured in our new virtual exhibition, Indigenous History & Art at Good Little Water Place. FREE.



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.


Preserving the Present – Collecting in the Time of COVID-19

Preservation Long Island seeks to collect artifacts, objects and images that tell the diverse stories of Long Islanders living through the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit online form or share through social media. Visit website page for instructions.





North Shore Historical Museum

Tuesday December 1 @ 7:00

Virtual Lecture and Discussion: The Last Tiffany

Dorothy Tiffany Burlingham was the daughter of Louis Comfort Tiffany, creator of Tiffany glass.  Her grandson, Michael Burlingham, tells the remarkable story of a privileged heiress  transformed into an internationally esteemed psychoanalyst and colleague and personal friend of Sigmund and Anna Freud.

Payment must be made in advance.  Upon receipt, attendees will be emailed a link to the lecture.  Payments may be made via cash, check, PayPal, Venmo or Square.



Three Village Historical Society

Friday, December 4th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm and 8:00 to 10:00 pm dinner reservations.

Saturday, December 5th 9 to 11 am breakfast reservation

An Intimate Celebration of House Tours Past

Enjoy dinner or breakfast at the Old Field Club and receive a commemorative booklet featuring the homes on the tour for the past 41 years.

Dinner ticket:  $100

Breakfast ticket:  $40

Extremely limited seating

www.tvhs.org  for more information

Monday, December 7th, 7:00 pm, live on Zoom

Virtual Lecture Series 2020: Benjamin Tallmadge – Unsung Hero of the American Revolution

presented by Long Island Author, Selene Castrovilla. Lecture is approximately 45 minutes and followed by a Q & A.

Free for Members, $5 suggested donation for non-members

www.tvhs.org/lecture-series to register or for more information


Sag Harbor Historical Society

Sunday, December 20, 2:00 p.m.

“Light up the Harbor” 

Holiday House Decorating Awards & The Dickens Carolers

Annie Cooper Boyd House, 174 Main Street, Sag Harbor

Visit: sagharborhistorical.org 




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