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Vanderbilt Yacht That Became Navy Gunboat Was Sunk 75 Years Ago

William K. Vanderbilt II (1878-1944) spent years dreaming of and designing his 264-foot yacht Alva. The ship, named after his mother, Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, was custom-built at the Krupp-Germaniawerft shipyard in Kiel, Germany. On August 5, the Vanderbilt Museum marked the 75th anniversary of the yacht’s wartime service and recalled its tragic sinking on August...
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Vanderbilt Offers First Responders a Free Day at the Museum

Northwell Health to Sponsor Event – Sunday, September 9 The Vanderbilt Museum will thank First Responders and their families by offering them free admission, guided Mansion tours and Planetarium shows on Sunday, September 9, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Northwell Health. “We salute the brave men and women who make...
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Jaguar Club Plans 45th Concours d’Elegance

The Jaguar Drivers Club of Long Island will hold its 45th Annual Jaguar Invitational Concours d’Elegance, a show of vintage and modern automobiles, on the Great Lawn at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum overlooking Northport Bay on Sunday, September 16, from 11:00 to 4:00. (Rain date: September 23.) The show is open to British and...
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Cadillac Club to Show Vintage Autos at Vanderbilt

The Cadillac Club of Long Island will hold a classic car show on Sunday, August 5, from 11:00 to 4:00 on the Great Lawn next to the Vanderbilt Mansion. The events is an opportunity to see beautiful examples of classic American automobile design.   For each, visitors need only to pay general museum admission at the door:...
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‘Hamlet’ is Next in Vanderbilt Shakespeare Festival

The Carriage House Players will open the second half of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s 30th annual Summer Shakespeare Festival on Sunday, August 5, at 7:00 p.m. with the drama Hamlet. The play will run through September 2. Performances are given outdoors on the Courtyard stage (weather permitting) on Wednesdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., and on...
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