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Vanderbilt's Lincoln Letter

Vanderbilt’s Lincoln Letter, Washington Oil Portrait on Display for Presidents’ Week

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. To commemorate the Presidents’ Day holiday, the Vanderbilt Museum will display the Lincoln letter, as well as an oil portrait...
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Workshops for Kids on Long Island

April 14-18: Spring-Recess Children’s Workshops: Mummy Masks, Reptile Sculptures, Hand Drums, ‘Recycled’ Art

When schools break for spring recess, the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Education Department offers fun, creative workshops for children in Pre-K and grades 1-3. Advance registration is required for all workshops, and a discount is given for registering early.
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planetarium long island

Vanderbilt Planetarium Launches Live Shows

October 18, 2013 By Steve Parks Among the most popular shows at the Vanderbilt Planetarium before its $4 million renovation were the recorded rock concert light shows – especially Pink Floyd, a Long Island fan favorite. Starting Sunday, the planetarium will host live concerts. But at 147 seats, the planetarium’s new William and Mollie Rogers...
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Traveling Classroom

Vanderbilt and National Grid Foundation to Unveil Mobile Science Classroom, Discovering the Universe

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum will demonstrate a new mobile, science-education outreach program, Traveling Classroom: Discovering the Universe, on Wednesday, October 30th.
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planetarium long island

Visiting the Vanderbilt Museum

September 5, 2013 By Mia Redick – Kidsday Reporter Have you ever been to the Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium? If you haven’t, you should visit. It is in Centerport. The Vanderbilt Museum includes the mansion, marine museum, rose garden, guard house, education center and carriage house. I also saw a show at the Vanderbilt Planetarium,...
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