Samuel H. West Blacksmith Shop

Hands On History: Hunting for History

October 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join museum educators on an exploration of the historic structures on museum grounds.  Visit the Blacksmith Shop, Barn and Carriage Shed to learn what life was like for 18th and 19th century Long Islanders.  Program includes discussion, stories and crafts. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  Member discount available. Register for […]

Home School Day

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

Join us for this exciting opportunity for homeschool families. Explore In Harm’s Way, our exhibition about natural disasters, and visit the Carriage galleries to learn how transportation and technology respond to the natural world.  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Free for parents; $5 per student ($20 maximum per family).  Please call extension 212 for more information […]

Hands-On Art: An Artist’s Best Friend

November 9 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit the Dog Days exhibition and learn how dogs and people worked, played and lived together. Do you have a family dog? Use different materials to learn the elements of art and create your own canine inspired masterpiece. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Member discounts available. Register for […]

Hands-On History: Dogs with Jobs

November 16 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit the Dog Days exhibition and learn how dogs accompanied Long Islanders at work.  Discuss the roles dogs played at home and at work and create a project using dogs as your inspiration.  Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  Member discount available. Register for any four Hands-On History or […]

Hands-On Art: Responding to the Natural World

December 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit the In Harm’s Way exhibition and discover how recent hurricanes and other big storms have affected Long Island’s delicate shores.  Do you remember any big storms?  How did your family get ready and what would you do if your electricity stopped working? Use different materials to learn the elements of art and create your […]

Hands-On History: Mapping the Storm

December 14 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit the In Harm’s Way exhibition and learn about historic storms that have affected Long Island and surrounding areas.  Discuss storm preparation and enjoy crafts and experiments using weather as your inspiration. Recommended for students in grades K through 4. Pre-registration and pre-payment required.  Member discount available. Register for any four Hands-On History or Hands-On […]

Hands-On Art: Artists in Our Backyard

January 11, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit the LIMarts exhibition, Baby, It’s Cold Outside!  How would you describe winter?  Do you like to play outside in the snow or would you rather be inside by the fireplace, or on vacation where it’s warm? Use different materials to learn the elements of art and create your own wintery masterpiece. Recommended for students […]

Hands-On History: Sleigh Bells Ring

January 18, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit the Carriage Museum and explore the Pleasure Driving gallery on the lower level.  In the 19th century, Long Islanders used carriages pulled by horses to get around town.  But what about when it snowed?  See the beautifully decorated sleighs and imagine your own family sleigh.  What kind of pictures would it include?  Recommended for […]