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Our education department hosts interesting and informative lectures, musical programs and workshops throughout the year to tie in with our exhibitions. Most programs are free with regular museum admission. Check the calendar for a schedule of upcoming programs.

Uptown Bus Trip

October 13

Join us for a day in uptown Manhattan beginning with an exploration of the legendary Apollo Theater. Take a behind-the-scenes tour and stroll across the stage as you learn about the past, the present and future of the theater and its surrounding neighborhood. Enjoy a savory lunch at Lido, the newest venture by Executive Chef […]

Long Island in the 1960s: A Decade of Transformation symposium

October 22

Join us for this engaging day-long event focusing on seminal changes that took place across the region.  Topics of discussion include suburban and economic trends, the 1964065 New York World’s Fair, the local Civil Rights Movement, regional architecture and Long Island’s popular music.  Admission granted on a first-come, first-served basis.  Seating is limited.  Pre-registration and […]

Museum-Library Partnership

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a guided tour of the Long Island Museum’s Long Island in the Sixties exhibition.  Afterward, Carolyn Emerson, Reference Librarian at Emma S. Clark Memorial Library will lead a discussion of That Night by Alice McDermott.  Learn about the social mores of the 1960s through reflections of the past from a teenage couple.  Register and pick […]

Sagamore Hill

Sagamore Hill: Theodore Roosevelt’s Favorite Place

November 6 @ 2:00 am - 3:30 pm

No house better reflects the personality and interests of its owner than Theodore Roosevelt’s cherished Sagamore Hill.  With previously unpublished photographs and a room-by-room guide to the house and grounds, historian Bill Bleyer recounts bygone days at Roosevelt’s haven.  After the discussion, Bleyer will host a signing of his new book Sagamore Hill:  Theodore Roosevelt’s […]

Film Screening: Tower

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On August 1, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire.  When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded and a nation shaken, left trying to understand America’s first mass school shooting. Combing archival footage with live-action animation […]

DecoyGallery

Decoy Day

November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Explore the museum’s decoy gallery, A Bayman’s Art and learn about the art of decoy carving while local artisans demonstrate the traditional Long Island folk art of wildfowl decoy carving.  Free with regular museum admission.

Holiday Craft Workshops – Jewelry making

December 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Create unique jewelry with Nancy Golder using found objects, mismatched earrings, beads and baubles. Make a gift for a special someone or create some bling to make your own statement.  Discount fee if you sign up for botanical workshop too.  Enjoy tea and cookies between sessions.  Pre-registration required; space is limited.

Holiday Craft Workshops – Botanical

December 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Members of the North Suffolk Garden Club will show you how to use seasonal decorations and natural greenery to create a unique holiday centerpiece.  Spruce up your own dinner table or use as a hostess gift.  Discount offered if you sign up for the jewelry making workshop too.  Tea and cookies served between sessions.  Space […]