SCHS is establishing a Mini-Grant program through the office of the Suffolk County Historian offering historical societies throughout the County an opportunity to apply for aid in defraying the costs of creating exhibitions. Requests for these grants will be reviewed 4 times a year. No award will be greater than $400.
SCHS is instituting a program to honor our County's Living Treasures. Individuals whose life and efforts have had a profound effect on the arts, sciences and education of the people of Suffolk County will be honored at a yearly event.
For full details and to register for any of the Suffolk County Historical Society's upcoming events, please call: (631) 727-2881.
AGELESS BEAUTY: ANTIQUE DOLLS EXHIBIT
Guest curator: Betty Ann Richardson
BLACK HISTORY THROUGH THE EYES OF DOLLS
ANTIQUE DOLL APPRAISAL DAY
BOOK & BOTTLE with Natalie A. Naylor
BOOK & BOTTLE with Danielle Campbell and Brian Endres on their Long Island's Hidden Past News12 Series
BOOK & BOTTLE with George Giannaris of the Hellenic on Ferry Tales
BOOK & BOTTLE with Harrison Hunt and Bill Bleyer
SCHS PHOTO OF THE WEEK SERIES!
NEWS AT SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY:
For 128 years the mission of the Suffolk County Historical Society has been to collect, preserve, and interpret the ongoing history of Suffolk County, NY, and its people. To better accomplish these goals, SCHS is currently in the process of two major renovation projects.
The East Wing of the Society will be restored to its glorious past as an exhibition gallery. Converted to a storage area in the 1980s, this 30 x 24-foot space with 12-foot ceilings is undergoing a transformation. The reclaimed gallery space will allow SCHS to showcase rare and unique art and artifacts in a safe and secure climate-controlled environment. A formal dedication and naming of the gallery will take place in summer 2014.
The Weathervane Gift Shop will be relocated to the main floor. Renowned for its wonderful collection of Long Island history books and other items, the Gift Shop will reopen in summer 2014.
These projects have been made possible with gifts from the Gerry Foundation and Suffolk County.
Suffolk County Historical Society's Mobile Museum:
Suffolk County Historical Society's Mobile Museum began its educational outreach in March 2013. This 37 foot Winnebago a gift from the American Museum of Natural History has been transformed into an archeology museum bringing a museum experience to schools, libraries and community groups all over the county.
Mobile Museum Visits Nokomis Elementary School
Museum of Natural History Now Rolling Through Long Island
FROM SHORE TO SHORE: BOAT BUILDERS AND BOATYARDS OF LONG ISLAND EXHIBIT in collaboration with Long Island Traditions
Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Long Island was home to many boat builders, ranging from traditional builders such as Gil Smith of Patchogue, who constructed garveys and skiffs for local baymen, to the Scopinich & Maresca boatyards that outfitted coast guard vessels and commercial fishing boats. Numerous industries supported this economy, including Columbia Bronze of Freeport, which manufactured propellers, and Champion Sail of Freeport, which made custom sails for clipper ships. Join us for this celebration of the great tradition of boat building!
LONG ISLAND TRADITIONS SPEAKER PROGRAM
SCHS Members Free; Non-Members $5.
DENTAL INSTRUMENTS: PAST AND PRESENT at Stony Brook University Health Sciences Library
Opening Reception - Monday, December 1, 11:00 AM
Travel back in time to see instruments used by dentist in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The exhibit is presented by Stony Brook University Libraries, Stony Brook Medicine, the School of Dental Medicine, and the Suffolk County Historical Society, and showcases the fascinating tools and practices that are precursors to today’s dental instruments and care. RSVP for the opening reception to 631-632-6320 or email@example.com.