The Long Island Museum is proud to offer its latest online publication: Long Road to Freedom: Surviving Slavery on Long Island.

Based on the 2019 exhibition of the same name, the publication written by LIM’s curator Jonathan M. Olly, Ph.D., focuses on the experiences of people of color from the 17th to 19th centuries. The five-chapter publication explores: how slavery operated, how African Americans resisted bondage, navigated the era of emancipation, and built communities in the decades after slavery, from Brooklyn to the Hamptons. 

To read the publication click here.

At Home with LIM

A series of online family art and history activities, based on the Museum’s collection, historic buildings and grounds.


Explore exhibitions on American art and history with a Long Island connection.

LIM Closed to Visitors for the Season.
Explore Our Virtual Content Till We Reopen!

Each year, we close the Museum to in-person visitation over the holidays and early winter while we change over our exhibitions. This year is no different. Because we proudly hold the health and safety of our visitors and staff as our highest priority, we have made the decision to close the Museum for in-person visits for the season a little earlier this year as we have seen rapidly increasing rates of COVID-19 in our community. We are grateful to those who have visited since our reopening in September, and look forward to welcoming everyone back in early spring with ambitious and exciting new exhibitions.

In the meantime, our Education Department continues to conduct daily virtual field trips from the site, and our Curatorial Department is hard at work on the spring exhibitions. The entire Museum staff continues to work both on site and remotely Monday through Friday, 9am- 5pm. Please reach out with any questions or just to say hello!

We at the LIM wish you continued health and encourage you to keep visiting us online and via social media where we are able to share engaging virtual content that can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of your homes until we reopen to visitors in the spring.

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