Summer Specials at Museums and Historic Sites

Written by museums  |  28. June 2006

Join in the fun at the many museums and historic sites' special summer happenings. Check out newspaper listings and museum websites for announcements, click on the Long Island Museum Directory provided by LongIsland.com or call your favorite museum to ask if anything new is in the works during the next few months. You might find out about a super new planned exhibition or event for later in the year! Another great way to get to know a facility is to attend their opening Gala or Benefit. These are lovely affairs, are tax deductible, and put you on the 'inside track.' Listed here are some of the 'specials' I have uncovered through the Long Island Museum Association. They are in no particular order. Take advantage of some extra exciting summer entertainment for the family! **Check back to this page over the summer. I will add events as I hear of them! Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society - "100 Years on the Bay" - an exhibit that looks back over the last hundred years at the Bellport Yacht Club - Exhibit opens July 15 for the summer - Opening Gala, July 15 at the museum with refreshments, dancing, auction. For tickets and exhibit times - Call: 631-286-0888 Summer Sundays at Brookhaven National Laboratory - Sundays starting July 9 - tour a special facility each week and join in the family fun Whiz Bang Science Show. Audience participation is a hoot. Call: 631-344-8687 East Hampton Historical Society - Benefit Cocktail Party, A Moment in Time: Summer 1925 on July 14 - Hands-On History for Children with Barbara Driver, Wednesdays (Programs include role playing as colonial children, making tea from herbs, playing with colonial toys, and more) - Family History Fair: 1775, Saturday, July 15 Call: 631-324-6850 Quogue Historical Society - 18th and 19th Century Buildings Open for Tours - Exhibits in the schoolhouse include Whaling in the 1800s, Home & Hearth; and School Days in the 1860s, Wednesday & Friday, 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon. - 32nd Annual Art Show & Sale, Saturday, August 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call: 917-326-0602 CMEE - Children's Museum of the East End - July is Hola Ninos! on Saturdays - presented in English and in Spanish, kids can make a doll family, a colorful collage, learn about the cocina and the bano and find out that the cow says moo in all languages. Call: 631-537-8250 Cradle of Aviation Museum - The Space Shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew are set to launch from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 3:49 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 1. See it live on the Cradle's IMAX Dome. Kids explore the wonders of flight and the wonders of the solar system at one week mini-camps, hands-on activities, art projects, aerospace experiments, IMAX films and gallery visits. Call 516-572-4066.

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