Thick and thin. Our community. Your Museum. We have been through a lot together over the last 82 years.

The Long Island Museum has been a vital part of our community for more than eight decades, providing a place for people of all ages to gather and enjoy the art, history, and culture of the region. Like so many other not-for-profit organizations and local businesses, the Museum has been deeply impacted by the pandemic. But we are creative and resilient, and above all eager to continue to serve our community in traditional as well as innovative new ways.

Since the spring of 2020, we have brought new and meaningful virtual art and education-based content to our community, a practice that has greatly expanded our geographic reach and made our programs more accessible to students and schools that might not otherwise be able to take advantage of our educational offerings. At the same time, we are thrilled to see the thousands of visitors who have returned to the Museum for in-person visits and enjoy hearing their feedback about our ambitious new exhibitions and engaging on-site programs. On certain days, it almost feels like old times at the LIM!

We do all of this for you, and remember, we can’t do any of this without you. Please help us to provide the exceptional cultural experiences that our community needs and deserves by making a contribution to our 2021-2022 appeal today!

Here is a sneak peek at some of the upcoming exhibitions that your support will help make possible:

In the spring of 2022, the LIM will feature an exhibition that was originally scheduled for 2020, Atoms to Cosmos: The Story of Brookhaven National Laboratory (4/21-10/16/22). This ambitious exhibition will invite audiences to explore the social, scientific, and technological history of one of Long Island’s most important and internationally-influential modern institutions since 1947, Brookhaven National Laboratory. The Lab operates as a United States Department of Energy national laboratory at the forefront of crucial scientific research and development. As one of Suffolk County’s leading employers and a vital economic and cultural center with a long, complex, often misunderstood, and sometimes controversial past, BNL’s story will have enormous audience appeal. In partnership with the Lab, LIM will tell the important BNL story to our visitors through a combination of more than 150 artifacts, historic photographs, film, and interactive components.

Also opening in the spring of 2022, Two Centuries of Long Island Women Artists, 1800-2000 (3/3-9/4/22) aims to provide a survey of the history of women artists on Long Island, exploring and emphasizing their significance, which has reverberated far
beyond this region. By focusing an exhibition entirely on women’s contributions to art history in this region, from Brooklyn to Montauk, over 200 years, this project provides an enormous opportunity to provide a new fuller, richer accounting of women’s prolific and ever-changing impacts.

Your fully tax-deductible gift supports the implementation of these exhibitions along
with education programs that reach thousands of school children each year, many of whom live in underserved school districts. Your gift also supports engaging public programs like In the Moment: Art Engagement for People with Memory Loss. The Museum proudly serves as an important resource for people impacted by Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of memory loss, their caregivers, and professionals in thefield. Since 2011, over 3,200 individuals have participated in this life-changing program.

We know there are many worthy organizations asking for your support, and we thank you for your consideration and for being part of the LIM community

The Long Island Museum is a 501c3 organization; contributions are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

For contributions of securities, please contact Sarah Abruzzi at or 631-751-0066 x272