Long Island Museum & Long Island Traditions: ‘In Harm’s Way’ Gallery Tour / 12.3




In Harm’s Way Gallery Tour

Curator-led tour through hurricane exhibition open to public
Model of a south shore bay house in the exhibition

On Sunday, December 3 at 2 p.m., Nancy Solomon, Director of Long Island Traditions and Curator of the In Harm’s Way exhibition at LIM will lead a guided tour of In Harm’s Way at the Long Island Museum.

Visitors will remember Superstorm Sandy and other historic storms that have affected our region in this fascinating exhibition exploring hurricanes and how communities prepare for natural disasters and rebuild after the storm.
In this tour Solomon, executive director of Long Island Traditions and curator of the museum’s current exhibition In Harm’s Way, will discuss how folklorists grappled with documenting Superstorm Sandy, while families and waterfront owners, baymen and boat yard owners were trying to recover from the tragic events of October 29th, 2012. She’ll also examine what work remains in going forwards, based on conversations with architects, planners and other community members.
Solomon has been documenting the experiences and traditions of resident and maritime tradition bearers during storms and hurricanes on Long Island, including the 1938 hurricane, Hurricane Gloria, and the 1992 nor’easters.

Funding for the In Harm’s Way exhibition is provided by National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, Humanities New York and The Gardiner Foundation.


Long Island Traditions
Long Island Traditions is a non-profit organization based in Port Washington, dedicated to documenting and preserving the ethnic, occupational and architectural heritage of the region.  LI Traditions researches and presents programs that explore living cultural traditions of Long Island which have been passed down through families and communities.  Examples of recent projects include maritime & ethnic arts-in-education programs, lecture-demonstration programs, concerts and historic preservation programs. For more information call (516) 767-8803, visit our web site at www.longislandtraditions.org.
Long Island Museum
Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse cultures.  Regular museum admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older, and $5 for students ages six to17.  Hours are Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.  For more information, call 631.751.0066 or visit the museum web site at www.longislandmuseum.org.

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