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Members of the Month:  Carol & John Lane

Carol first came to the Carriage Museum as a child, when she spent time in the summer with her Grandparents, who lived in Selden. She began her volunteer career at the Museum over forty years ago, first working in the Children’s gift shop, and later on the Education Committee and the Committee that celebrated the opening of the new Carriage Museum.  She and John were both members of an early Capital Campaign Committee and are sponsors of the Extracts and Perfume wagon in the Streets of New York exhibit in the Carriage Museum.  They have served on the “Sound of Summer” event, and its subsequent incarnations, since its inception, and are charter members of the President’s Council where Carol has been Chair of its Advisory Committee since 2012.  Over the years, they feel a talented and innovative staff has created and presented many extraordinary exhibits, including items from the Museum’s own varied and extensive collections, which have drawn in visitors, not just from Long Island, but from around the country.  They found that it has been very rewarding to participate in the growth of the Museum from a seasonal carriage building to a multi building campus incorporating art, history and carriages.  They hope to continue to be involved as volunteers for many more years.

Be part of the LIM experience!
Museum membership supports the Long Island Museum’s mission and gives you access to engaging exhibitions, compelling lectures and programs, entertaining concerts and events, and so much more! Consider becoming a museum supporter or renewing your membership, at one of our many member levels:

LIMarts ($75)

To enhance and support the artistic wealth that is prevalent on Long Island, the LIM has created a special membership opportunity, LIMarts: a collaborative arts group, designed for visual artists and artisans interested in creating a forum within our community where they can show and share their work.   As a member of the LIMarts, you will be entitled to benefits, including:

    • Free unlimited general museum membership for one year
    • Special invitations to exclusive events and receptions
    • Exclusive entrance into annual exhibition for members of LIMarts
    • Workshops and educational programs*
    • Networking opportunities
    • Two one-time guest free admission passes
    • 10% discount on Long Island Museum merchandise
    • Personalized membership card

*additional fees may apply

LIMarts Members

Individual ($40)

    • Free unlimited general admission for one year
    • Invitations to special exhibition receptions
    • 10% discount on Long Island Museum merchandise
    • Member-only discount on selected programs for adults and children
    • 2 one-time guest admission passes
    • Personalized membership card

Family ($60)

    • All Individual benefits, plus:
    • Free admission for children 18 and under
    • Complimentary admission for your immediate family to Family Fun Days
    • Additional membership card

Contributor ($100)

    • All Family benefits, plus:
    • 6 one-time guest admission passes

Sponsor ($250)

  • All Contributor benefits, plus:
  • 10 one-time guest admission passes

Patron ($500)

    • All Sponsor benefits, plus:
    • Complimentary registration for 2 classes/workshops
    • Special invitation to VIP reception
    • 15 one-time guest admission passes

President’s Council ($1,000)

Join a distinct list of President’s Council Members and enjoy all Patron benefits plus:

    • Special invitations to participate in exclusive events and tours throughout the year
    • 20 one-time guest admission passes

Senior, Age 62+ ($25)

      • Enjoy all the Individual member benefits

Family Senior ($45)

      • Enjoy all the Family Member benefits

Student, Full-Time ($25)

  • Enjoy all the Individual Member benefits

Smithsonian Affiliate

As a Long Island Museum Member, you can add extra value to your membership and become an Affiliate Member of the Smithsonian Institution. For an additional $20, you’ll receive:

    • A one-year subscription to either Smithsonian Magazine or Air & Space Magazine
    • Exclusive travel and study opportunities from Smithsonian Journeys
    • Free admission to the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City
    • 10% discount on Smithsonian merchandise

To add this feature to your LIM membership, please call the Membership Department at (631) 751-0066 x246 or e-mail lwhiffen@longislandmuseum.org.

Library Partner Membership

By partnering with the Long Island Museum, libraries can provide a unique educational opportunity to their patrons.  Library Partner membership is $300 per year and benefits include:

    • A free unlimited general admission “family membership” card (in name of Library) for one year.  To be used as a circulated card by library patrons.  This includes free admission for two adults and children 18 and under.
    • 10% discount on museum merchandise to bearer of membership card
    • One courtesy guest lecture at library featuring museum curatorial or education staff
    • Special Business Member facility rental rates.

Please contact Membership Department at (631) 751-0066 x246 or lwhiffen@longislandmuseum for more information.

Corporate/Business Membership

Business membership recognizes your company’s commitment to the quality of life in our communities and gives your company increased recognition throughout Long Island.  Please contact Membership Department at (631) 751-0066 x246 or lwhiffen@longislandmuseum.org for more information.