A Happy And Healthy 2022 To All!

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

New York and the 250th: Call for Content

The New York State Museum is in the process of creating a webpage dedicated to New York State’s Commemoration of the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution. The webpage will contain events, resources, and information about New York’s Commemoration, highlighting not just the role of New York during the Revolutionary War, but also the subsequent 250 years of complex struggle towards attempting to realize the ideals of our nation’s founding principles. The webpage will also include news and information related to the America250 national commemoration as well as links to local and regional organizations undertaking 250th or related planning.

If your organization is planning any events or has any other relevant information related to New York’s role in the Revolution or the subsequent struggle over the concepts of civil rights, liberty, and equality, please contact the Office of State History at statehistory@nysed.gov 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

January 2022

————–

The Railroad Museum of Long Island

Sat., January 15th. 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

and

Sun., January 16th. 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

RMLI Offers a “Community Outreach Program at “THE SHOPS AT EASTWIND”   /   A FAMILY EVENT!!!

There will be operating train layouts.  The museum will have a number of clinicians in attendance who can examine your equipment, make small repairs or offer recommendations regarding problems that offer more significant challenges.

Admission is free and there will be no fees for consultations or small repairs. 

Donations are always appreciated.

http://www.rmli.org 

————–

Great Neck Historical Society

Tuesday, January 18th, 7:30 PM

The History & Preservation of the Saddle Rock Grist Mill

On January 18, 2022, the Great Neck Historical Society will present a zoom program on the history of the Saddle Rock Grist Mill, one of the few remaining tidal grist mills in the country. It was given to Nassau County in 1955.  Former President of the Great Neck Historical Society, Alice Kasten will discuss its colorful history and importance. Howard Kroplick, President of the Roslyn Landmark Society, which is deep into the process of restoring the Roslyn Grist Mill, will talk about what it takes to restore a grist mill and will give us practical advice about how to advocate for its restoration effectively.  It promises to be an informative and valuable evening!  We do not want to see another historic site devolve into shambles and be too far gone to restore.  Cost: FREE.  Registration required by January 17th: https://bit.ly/SaddleRockGristMill.  Visit us at greatneckhistorical.org

————–

Preservation Long Island

Ongoing

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.

https://preservationlongisland.org/curator-conversations-indigenous-history-art-at-good-little-water-place/ 

————–

Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

We were closed from Dec. 24, 2021 through Jan. 1, 2022 for the holidays.

We’ll reopen at 10:00 a.m. on Weds., Jan. 5, 2022.

Now Thru April 03, 2022

Inventing Childhood: Victorian Era Toys, Games, and Dolls, and the Invention of the Modern Child.

The concept of “childhood” has not always been what it is today; in fact, for most of history it was something very different indeed. Children were viewed as mini-adults, and childhood a time for strict moral instruction, or work, or both. Changes in attitude came slowly, with the final great shift towards “modern childhood” blossoming in the Victorian Era. Childhood finally became seen as a time of carefree innocence, whimsy, imagination, and, most of all,  fun! Come see dozens of Victorian Era childhood wonders from our collection – toys, dolls, card games, boardgames, puzzles. and more – in our Weathervane Gallery, Dec. 11 thru April 3. See life through the eyes of a child living a century or more ago! We guarantee you’ll find something that will warm your heart.

Now in our Staas Gallery

America in Print: Prints, Lithographs, and Etchings from the SCHS Collection.

Featuring themes of nineteenth-century life in landscapes, cityscapes, ships, racehorses, scenes from literature, politics, Civil War battle scenes, and rare examples of “lithographic Long Island,” this exhibit captures the evolution of an American art form.

Currently On Exhibit in Our History in the Hall Display Cases

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 in our History in the Hall display cases.

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

Visit the Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

https://www.suffolkcountyhistoricalsociety.org

————–

Westhampton Beach Historical Society

Ongoing

ENGRAVE-A-BRICK

Give a gift to last a lifetime!

Have your special messaged engraved for our Walkway

Recognize that special person or pet!

Pay tribute to loved ones for generations to see!

Promote your Business or Profession!

Give the perfect gift or special memento!

Recognize your special affiliation or membership!

https://whbhistorical.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/engravebrick.pdf 

———————————

April 2022

Suffolk County Historical Society Museum

Saturday, April 30, 2022 1:00 pm

DAR Genealogy Workshop

Professional genealogists from the Suffolk County Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will offer a professional & hands-on assistance with the DAR research and exploration process. Bring your questions, family history, a notebook, and a laptop (if you have one). Members: Free ; Non Members: $5. Registration required: 631-727-2881 x100. 

Reserve early! Space is limited & sellout risk is high!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

—————-

===========================================

AAQ / Resource

______________________________________________