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Kids workshop

Learning is Creative Fun in Children’s Winter Workshops

During the February 17-21 winter school break, children in grades Pre-K through 3 can have creative fun – and learn a lot – in workshops at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. Children discover creatures on land and in the deepest seas when educators lead them on tours. Explorations include various Vanderbilt animal dioramas and collections...
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Repaired column lowered onto its new base

Ancient Carthaginian Column Repaired, Returned to Vanderbilt

An ancient column from Carthage (modern-day Tunisia), toppled and broken during a fierce windstorm on October 30, 2017, has been repaired and reinstalled at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. The company that repaired the two-ton column reinstalled it recently on a new, reinforced concrete base. The stately, thousand-year-old column, one of six near the entrance...
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Library Christmas 2019

Volunteer Designers, Garden Clubs Create Magic in the Mansion

Come for a Guided Holiday Tour through December 30 The halls of the Vanderbilt Mansion are decked in their holiday finery. From the stately library to the dining room to the bedrooms, the grand house is filled with lighted trees, ornaments, wreaths, ribbons, poinsettias, garlands, and elegantly wrapped faux gifts. Visitors will find the decorated...
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Hollanders and Lance

Family Tree Planted 30 Years Ago is Courtyard Centerpiece

Keri and John Hollander wanted their first family Christmas tree to be special. They bought a live, six-foot spruce, built a stand for it, and put it in their living room in Centereach. After the holiday, they decided to plant it in their front yard – temporarily, Keri said. The year was 1989. Until a...
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Vintage Jaguar Show at Vanderbilt Museum

September 13 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm