[NCHS-Announce] February Program Meeting and 2016 Membership Renewals

Den Collins, Webmaster webmaster at nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org
Sun Jan 17 18:20:04 EST 2016

Luigi Lucioni, Laurelton Hall, 1927

Long Island Museum collection

Sunday, February 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
"Gilding the Coasts: Art & Design of Long Island's Great Estates"
Joshua Ruff
Community Church of East Williston

While some of the earliest of Long Island's grandest homes were built after the Civil War, their heyday was from 1890 through the 1920s. The years since World War II and continuing to the present have seen the destruction of many of these palatial estates. Joshua Ruff, Chief Curator of the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook, in his power point presentation will focus on the artistry of design and detail of these "elegant vessels of history," including Louis Comfort Tiffany's Laurelton Hall, Stanford White's Box Hill, and William de Leftwich Dodge's Villa Francesca in Setauket. Snow date (if needed) will be Sunday, February 21st.
Joshua Ruff's program will be based on the recent exhibit <http://longislandmuseum.org/exhibition/gilding-the-coasts/>, of the same title, at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook.

Guests are welcome to attend; invite your friends. This program is free. Refreshments will be served.
Directions: The Community Church of East Williston is located at 45 East Williston Avenue (click link for map) <http://goo.gl/03DFf8>, adjacent to the NW corner of Roslyn Road and East Williston Avenue/Hillside Avenue/Route 25B in East Williston. Enter the church parking lot from Roslyn Road or Ward Street (one block north of Route 25B). Please park in spaces closest to church (those near Roslyn Rd. are reserved) or on Ward St. Enter door on the east side for the parish hall.

Save the date:
Sunday, April 3, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
"History of Long Island Food: From Family Farms & Oysters to Craft Spirits"
T. W. Barritt
Community Church of East Williston

Please Note:
2016 Membership Renewals are being prepared and will be mailed within the next week.  If you are not a member, please consider joining the NCHS. Membership information may be found on this link. <http://www.nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org/membership.html>
Our annual Journal, published in December 2015, was mailed to members in early January.  For information about the Journal, the Table of Contents for the current issue, as well as indexes covering articles published in the Journal since 1937, please go to our web site:
www.NassauCountyHistoricalSociety.org <http://www.nassaucountyhistoricalsociety.org/journal.html>

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