Happenings at The Smithtown Library - Guiding Lights to Coastal Icons: The Lighthouses of Long Island

This program is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 from 7:00-8:30pm at The Smithtown Library Main Building.

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Montauk Lighthouse - September 2015.

Photo by: Erica Mengouchian.

Smithtown, NY - October 28, 2016 - Beginning with the construction of Montauk Point Light in 1796, lighthouses have aided vessels navigating Long Island’s waters for more than 200 years. But alongside their utilitarian purpose, the Island’s lighthouses have also become part of American culture. They inspire artists and writers, attract tourists, and are the subject of historic preservation efforts. From beacon to coastal icon, join Jonathan Olly, Ph.D. and Assistant Curator at the Long Island Museum as he explores the history of Long Island’s enduring lighthouses.

This program is scheduled for Thursday, November 10 from 7:00-8:30pm at The Smithtown Library Main Building. The Smithtown Main Building is located at 1 North Country Road, Smithtown NY 11787. This is a free program, but registration is required. For more information, please call (631) 360-2480 ext. 197.