Vanderbilt News

April School Break: Workshops for Children

For Pre-K through Grade 4 The Vanderbilt Education Center has planned three creative workshops for children on April 2, 3 and 4. Workshops are given in the Vanderbilt Education Center at the museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, N.Y. Vanderbilt educators take children through the museum’s collections of birds, insects and cultural artifacts, and wildlife...
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Carriage House Players Open 2018 with ‘God of Carnage’

The Carriage House Players will open their spring season at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, with Yasmina Reza’s searing drama God of Carnage, which won the 2009 Tony Award. Other performances will be on Friday and Saturday, March 23-24, at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday, March 18 and 25, at 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $20 for...
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Vanderbilt Museum 2018 Gardeners Showcase

The Vanderbilt Museum will host its first Gardeners Showcase during spring and summer 2018. The museum invites local nurseries and garden designers to show off their skills and creativity in one of the gardens that grace the 43-acre waterfront estate, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spots are available for nine...
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Repairing a Damaged Column from Ancient Carthage

Experts from the A. Ottavino Corp. today used a crane to lift a storm-damaged Vanderbilt column from ancient Carthage (modern-day Tunisia) onto a large flat-bed truck. They took the column to their 35,000-square-foot stone works in Ozone Park, N.Y., for repair. A fierce wind storm on October 30 uprooted a massive tree next to the...
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Presidents’ Day: Come See Our Lincoln, Washington Artifacts

Visitors Invited to Take Part in Museum ‘Treasure Hunt’ Just after the start of the Civil War in 1861, President Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter to Fernando Wood, then mayor of New York City, that is part of William K. Vanderbilt II’s extensive archives. Visitors can see a facsimile of the letter on display in...
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