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Heckscher Eagle at Vanderbilt Museum

Heckscher Bald Eagle Lands at Vanderbilt

The Vanderbilt Mansion Library has a new attraction, a preserved Bald Eagle on long-term loan from the The Heckscher Museum of Art, made on behalf of the Town of Huntington. The bird is a fitting addition to the estate of William K. Vanderbilt II, known as Eagle’s Nest. The loan, from the Heckscher’s legacy collection,...
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planetarium shows on long island

“Art for the Eye, Ear and Mind”

In the January 2, 2015, edition of Newsday, Steve Parks interviewed John Adamczyk, known as J-Walt, before his performance of Spontaneous Fantasia in the Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium: J-Walt brings his art for the eye, ear and mind to Vanderbilt’s planetarium BY STEVE PARKS | steve.parks@newsday.com Are you ready for a little post-holiday magic? Check out...
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Vanderbilt Museum

Holiday Magic in Vanderbilt Mansion

TOURS OF DECORATED MANSION THROUGH JANUARY 6 Interior designers and garden clubs deck the halls of the Vanderbilt Mansion each year, and hundreds of visitors see the results beginning the day after Thanksgiving. Lance Reinheimer, executive director of the Museum, said, “We’re grateful to these generous volunteers, who use their time and talent to create...
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Leonid Meteor

Look, Up in the Sky!

Want to see a dazzling night-sky show? Bundle up on the night of November 17-18, go outside, and watch for the Leonid meteor showers. They streak by every year at this time at the rate of 15-20 per hour. Here in the Northeast, the peak period for viewing will be early evening, though the showers...
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Vanderbilt Archway, Courtyard View

Welcome to “Eagle’s Nest”

Here is a photo album of William K. Vanderbilt II’s summer estate in Centerport, New York. Take this pictorial stroll around the grounds, then come in person to visit the museum, and Vanderbilt’s mansion – a time capsule of the privileged life from the Jazz Age through the Second World War. Willie K., as he...
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