2020 has been a year like no other, but you are not alone. Through it all, the Long Island Museum has been here for you and our community. Since our closure to the public in March due to the worldwide health crisis, we have reinvented what it means to be a museum and have presented virtual content to thousands of people by introducing brand-new Education and Public Programs, video tours of our world-class exhibitions and collections, and exciting social media and virtual engagements. Recently, we have even been able to welcome visitors back to the Museum for in-person visits.
We are proud of what we’ve accomplished – being able to bring art and culture to our community during such challenging times.
But the Museum, like so many other organizations, has been deeply impacted by the effects of COVID-19. In keeping with government guidelines, this year we are unable to host our beloved annual event and largest fundraiser of the year, the Holiday Celebration Gala & Silent Auction. We are truly feeling the loss of the spirit and cheer it brings to our community at the start of every holiday season.
You have always stood behind us; now we need your generosity. This year we are asking those who routinely attend or sponsor the Holiday Celebration as well as those who give to the Annual Appeal to respond to this request for much needed support of the LIM Holiday Appeal. Your entire fully tax deductible gift will go towards the planning and implementation of our world-class exhibitions and award-winning Education programs, maintaining and operating the committed and creative staff.
On behalf of the staff and trustees of the Long Island Museum, thank you for your support now and throughout the year.