Riverhead, NY - May 1, 2015 - Legislator Sarah Anker recently joined members of the Suffolk County Historical Museum and county legislators at the Suffolk County Historical Society’s “From Shore to Shore: Boat builders and Boatyards of Long Island” exhibition. The exhibition displays provides information about the traditional, occupational and recreational culture of boat-builders and boatyards in the region.
“It was wonderful to have the opportunity to celebrate Long Island’s proud boat building history,” said Legislator Anker. “I encourage our resident to stop by the museum and see the many treasures of Long Island’s past historical legacy.”
“The exhibition fills the Suffolk County Historical Society with graphic panels on the history of boat building in the region, profiles of area boatyards and master craftsmen, and an audio visual installation featuring interviews with master builders, restorers and historic yard owners,” said Suffolk County Historical Society President Kathy Curran. “Historic artifacts from the collection of SCHS will include half-models, maritime tools and photographic images are included. We invite all to come and explore the world of boat building, and help us preserve these places and practices for future generations.”
The exhibition runs through September 19, 2015. The Suffolk County Historical Society is located at 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY. For more information on upcoming Suffolk County Historical Society events, please click here.