The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced its second round of grants for the calendar year 2022, and Long Island Traditions has been named one of the recipients! The $15,000 grant is earmarked to support the exhibit “A World within a World: Bay Houses of Long Island.”

The exhibit will present artifacts, interpretive panels, videos, and live programming to tell the history and culture of those who lived and worked on the marshlands of Long Island’s south shore. The display will be housed in a reconstructed bay house, based on the small vernacular structures originally built by baymen, waterfowlers, and recreational fishermen. The project will benefit area residents and visitors to Long Island.