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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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Vanderbilt’s George Washington portrait

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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Easter Event on Long Island

SOLD OUT: Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!

Would you and your children, or grandchildren, like to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny? He his friend Li’l Chick invite children of all ages to join them for breakfast and fun at the Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium on Saturday, March 31, from 9:00 to 12:00. Children are encouraged to bring their Easter baskets and bonnets....
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Aurora Borealis

Aurora Borealis May Be Visible Tonight

People living in the northern tier of states – including in the New York City metropolitan region – may be able to see the Aurora Borealis (also called the Northern Lights) tonight and Friday night, February 15 and 16. Newsweek, describing the phenomenon, reported that on Monday, “the sun belched out a slew of charged...
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Kristi and Alfonso Ochoa

Valentine’s Day Dinner in Vanderbilt Mansion

More than one hundred people discovered recently why the Vanderbilt Mansion, overlooking Northport Bay, is one of the most glamorous and romantic settings on Long Island. The guests dined on February 10 in the grand summer home where Hollywood stars and European royalty were entertained by Rosamond and William Vanderbilt, members of one of America’s...
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