“In Harm’s Way” Exhibit
October 6–December 31, 2017, LI Museum in Stony Brook
Storms and hurricanes have a long history in upstate New York and Long Island, beginning with the September 1938 “Long Island Express” hurricane. “In Harm’s Way” will explore how local residents and government agencies prepare and recover from natural disasters, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricanes Lee and Irene through stories, photographs, objects, and architectural models.
The exhibit examines how individuals and families prepare for severe weather events, how communities protect their coastlines, and how these actions have changed over time. Examples of these actions will include the use of snow fencing to stabilize beaches, home elevations after recent storms including Superstorm Sandy, the creation of sea walls and storm barriers, and the creation of emergency kits to suit specific needs within a family.
October 6: Exhibit Opening Day
October 28: Symposium 9:45 a.m. –4:00 p.m.
(see details below)
November 12: Learning from our Neighbors 2 p.m.
December 3: Curator’s Gallery Tour 2 p.m.
For information, please visit the LI Museum web site or call (631) 751-0066.
SYMPOSIUM: In Harm’s Way: Past, Present & Future
October 28, 9:45 a.m.–4 p.m.
Gillespie Meeting Room, Carriage Museum, The Long Island Museum, 1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY
On the fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, join us for a symposium that explores what we have learned about storm preparation, recovery, and moving forward. The day will include dialogue and shared experiences from local residents, planners and architects, folklorists, and historians. We will share stories and memories of earlier storms, Superstorm Sandy, Irene, and Lee, and have in-depth discussions about what the future holds for coastal residents.
Online Registration Fee: $13 per person; $11 for students, seniors and Museum/LI Traditions members
Includes symposium and admission to the museum
Optional additional lunch fee: $10
(Lunch is also available at off-site at area eateries)
To register, please pay online below or fill out the registration form and send to:
The Long Island Museum
Attn: Beth Chiarelli, Assistant Director of Education
1200 Route 25A, Stony Brook, NY 11790
Choose option of registration only or registration + lunch from pull-down menus.
“From Shore to Shore” Exhibit
“From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island and Westchester” has finished its run at the Port Jefferson Village Center. This interpretive exhibit examines the history and traditions of contemporary boat builders and boatyards, exploring their commitment to an endangered way of life in the wake of superstorms, decline in fishing and the expenses associated with traditional boat building and preserving boatyards.
The exhibit is available for rental to area museums, libraries, and cultural institutions. Inquiries about the exhibit should be sent to email@example.com or by calling (516) 767-8803. The full exhibit consists of 36 framed panels measuring 36" x 38", a historic timeline measuring 15 feet x 3 feet, and an iPad with installed videos. The exhibit can be subdivided according to region, type of boat builders, and types of boatyards.
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