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.
WOMEN IN THE LAW: HISTORIC FIRSTS IN NEW YORK STATE AND SUFFOLK COUNTY
Suffolk County Historical Society and Touro Law Center, in cooperation with the Suffolk County Judicial Women in the Courts Committee, presents Women in the Law: Historic Firsts in New York State and Suffolk County
Suffolk County Historical Society (SCHS), through the cooperation of the Suffolk County Court Administrative Judge Randall Hendricks, is pleased to announce that SCHS will be celebrating women from New York State who have left an indelible mark upon the court system. A photography portrait exhibition will be displayed at Touro Law Center, 225 Eastview Dr., Central Islip, NY, in honor of Women's History Month. This exhibition was created by the Suffolk County Judicial Women in the Courts and the Suffolk County Historical Society.
TEA & TALK: AMAZING WOMEN AND HOW THEY GAINED THE VOTE
$15.00 (reserve by March 1, 2014)
Amazing Women and How They Gained the Vote has been developed by the L.I. Suffragist Committee of the Islip Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
The research-based presentation will include a PowerPoint slideshow of vintage photographs and discussions of various aspects of the women's suffrage movement, including the involvement of Long Island women.
Featured topics will include:
The American Association of University Women has been empowering women since 1881. It is a national organization of over 165,000 members and supporters with thousands of branches and College/University Partners. AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.
AAUW provides Fellowships and Grants of almost $4 million annually to graduate women. AAUW's Legal Advocacy Fund supports those seeking judicial redress for sex discrimination. AAUW is a non-partisan organization that advocates nationally, statewide and locally on women's issues.
The AAUW Islip Area Branch was founded in 1960. Its members are actively involved in AAUW issues. The Branch holds monthly meeting on relevant topics, sponsors interest groups, and engages in community outreach. The Branch has won state and national awards for its activities in furthering the cause of equity for women and girls.
Reservations and pre-payment required.
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
TEA & TALK: ORCHID AND TEA SALE
TREASURES FROM SAGTIKOS MANOR