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IMMIGRANTS OF NORTHPORT/EAST NORTHPORT EXHIBIT
The immigrants of Northport and East Northport exhibit opened on June 6th, celebrating the immigrants that helped build and continue to contribute to our community. The exhibit marks our grand reopening since the start of the COVID-19 and will run for one year. It features people that took the risk to come to the land of opportunity, seeking prosperity, freedom, and happiness. We will also have various events tying into the exhibit, such as Taste of Northport and lectures at the Museum. Check the events page regularly for updates or sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.
Curator Terry Reid has interviewed Michael Dowling, the President and CEO of Northwell Health, Northport resident and Irish Immigrant, about his childhood in rural Ireland.
Clips of their discussion are available here.
THE MEMORY OF MATERIAL CULTURE
Guest Curator: Elizabeth Abrahams-Riordan
In examining artifacts of craft we can reinterpret the traditional historical narrative and view objects through the lens of artistic expression. Material culture must be contextualized within the community and the global society in which it was created, found, and preserved in. On display are collections and handicrafts, such as scrap-booking, knitting, sewing, pottery, drawing, and painting, which were acts of exploration for the maker.
The Museum houses a large and growing collection, continually enhanced by donations from local residents and organizations. Artifacts, textiles, ephemera, and more than 2,000 archived photographs related to our area have been preserved. The Photo Collection is comprised of over 4,000 images, many of which have already been digitized and cataloged.
Click here to browse our photos and order a copy.
THE CARNEGIE CORNER REFERENCE LIBRARY:
We've converted one corner of our gallery into a history reference library that harkens back to the time when our building served as the Northport Public Library.
Patrons can search our collection of over 4800 historic documents and over 3400 historic photos.
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