Suffolk County Historical Society: The Long Island Express / 1938 Hurricane

The Long Island Express: Remembering the 1938 Hurricane
An 80th Anniversary Exhibit

Opening Reception
Saturday, September 22, 2018 ~ 1:00 pm
Free Opening Day Admission. Refreshments will be served.

Exhibit curated by Jaime Karbowiak

On September 21, 1938, at approximately three-thirty in the afternoon, a category 3 hurricane made landfall at Bellport. Over the next two hours, the East End of Long Island–particularly the Westhampton area–experienced the extreme wrath of a storm that is still considered the fastest, most powerful, and deadliest hurricane on record in our region. On the 80th anniversary of the Great Hurricane of 1938, also known as the Long Island Express, this exhibit will feature historic photographs, newspaper reports, personal accounts, and artifacts salvaged from the wreckage.

In our Gish Gallery through October 2018.

Gallery Hours: Weds. – Sat., 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.


300 West Main St.  Riverhead, NY 11901



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