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.
NOW ON VIEW:
BACK TO THE FUTURE: FROM HISTORIC ARTIFACTS TO CONTEMPORARY ART
The show features 11 painters, sculptors and photographers who have created new work based on objects in the Suffolk County Historical Society's extensive permanent collection.
Exhibiting artists are Cara Barer, Rob Carter, Judith Condon, Elizabeth Duffy, Katherine Frey, Susan Hoeltzel, Keith Long, Judy Richardson, Donna Sharrett, Karen Shaw, and Andy Warhol. The exhibit is curated by Mary Lou Cohalan, director of CarriageHouse Arts, and former director of the Islip Art Museum.
Each artist has contributed work that is in dialogue with the past, commenting, critiquing and often reinventing historic objects that form the SCHS 22,000 piece collection. The new works are exhibited in the gallery rooms of the Suffolk County Historical Society, a National Register landmark building, in proximity to the artifacts that inspired them. The contrast between new and old reveals the varied ways history influences the present and shapes the future.
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
WOODEN WONDERLAND: CARVERS HOLIDAY SHOW & SALE —
Featuring handmade carvings by Long Island craftsmen
THE WHOLE TOOTH: ANTIQUE DENTAL TOOLS FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. SHERMAN MILLS
SUFFOLK COUNTY PINE BARREN
MORE THAN WARMTH: QUILTS OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
TEA & TALK: SUFFRAGETTES ON LONG ISLAND
TEA & TALK: ORCHID AND TEA SALE
TREASURES FROM SAGTIKOS MANOR