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Letter from the Director: Vanderbilt Museum Seeks Donation of Large Tree for Holiday Season

Museum Seeking Perfect Holiday Tree! September 26, 2019 Lance Reinheimer, Executive Director Since 1987, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum has placed a very large tree in the Mansion Courtyard and decorated it for the holidays. Every year, we’ve invited the community to join us on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, to light the tree and inaugurate...
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Preserving History (and a Lot of Fish)

Preserving History (and a Lot of Fish) September 20, 2019 Killian Taylor, Curatorial Associate   Working in the museum industry, you find yourself handling projects that you would never expect. As a member of the curatorial department here at the Vanderbilt, I have found that the unique combination of natural history, fine art, and historical...
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Fall Workshops for Children

Children can learn, create and have fun in fall 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. Most Museum workshops run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, except where indicated. Fee: $20 / $18 for members....
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Observing 115th Anniversary of Vanderbilt Cup Races

William K. Vanderbilt II (1878-1944), heir to a railroad fortune, was a pioneer American auto-racing champion. On October 8, 1904, after competing for years in Europe, he inaugurated the first international road race in the United States – the Vanderbilt Cup. This year, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, located on the Vanderbilt summer estate, Eagle’s...
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David Bush Appointed Director of Reichert Planetarium

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum has appointed David Bush director of its state-of-the-art Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium. Bush, who has served as the Planetarium’s technical and production coordinator since 2000, is an astronomy and earth-science educator. A certified New York State public school teacher, he earned a Master of Science degree in Earth Science...
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