Vanderbilt News

Preserving Eagle’s Nest, A Morning for Families, Raptor Day

‘Preserving Eagle’s Nest’: Vanderbilt Premieres New Exhibition Why should we care about historic houses that have been turned into museums? How can these inert structures speak to us – and how, a century or two later, might their histories and the lives of their famous inhabitants be relevant to contemporary life, and to museum visitors?...
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Gardiner Foundation Grant Supports Yellin Weathervane Restoration

Award-Winning Artisans from Spirit Ironworks Restoring Sculptural Works The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum has received a grant of $86,489 from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation that is supporting the restoration of two weathervanes that once adorned the Vanderbilt Mansion and the Learning Center. The mansion weathervane, once atop the Bell Tower, depicts a ship...
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Planetarium to Reopen, Plus Lots of Summer Fun!

Reichert Planetarium Reopens June 4 Safety protocols – masks and six-foot social distancing – will be observed, including low seating capacity. Seats and restrooms will be cleaned between shows. Dave Bush, director of the Planetarium, said, “We are very excited to reopen and will offer a wonderful schedule of programming that appeals to a wide...
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Children’s Workshops: Lots of Fun Still to Come

Children of all ages can learn, create and have fun during summer workshops offered by the Learning Center at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. The Center is located on the Museum grounds at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721. Parents can sign up for sessions that run through August 16. Advanced registration is required. For...
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Long Island Corvette Club Plans Show of Classics

The Long Island Corvette Owners Association will show classic Corvettes on Sunday, July 7, from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Great Lawn next to the Vanderbilt Mansion. For more information or to register a car for the show, call Thomas Donato at 516-993-7418. Registration also can be completed in person at the event, from...
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