You can make a gift today to our Year End Appeal by clicking here or scrolling down!
And don’t forget each $60 contribution also gives you a chance to win an Amazon Echo!
As 2016 winds down, we must appeal to you for help one more time. In order to meet the goals of our annual budget, we need you to include the Society in your year-end giving plans.
Your continued support will help us to meet the goal set out for us by Charles E. Shepard, editor of The Long Islander, on September 11, 1903:
“The proposed formation of an incorporated Colonial Society, [the Society’s original name], in our village is a matter of congratulations and we trust it will grow in numbers and usefulness year by year… There is an abundant field for original historical research on Long Island… Not an anecdote or tradition as in the deeds and manners and customs, industrial, social and religious… should be allowed to fade away into oblivion… At some day in the future, when perhaps all the actor’s on the world’s stage today shall have passed away, future competent writers of the history of this country will find amid the archives of hundreds of cities and villages and hamlets an invaluable wealth of material for their work.”
The Society’s founding in 1903 was an outgrowth of the historical exhibit, focusing on the colonial and Revolutionary era, which was presented during the Town’s 250th anniversary celebration. The foresight of our Founding Mothers to keep this collection together, and create an organization to support the preservation of our history has led to the substantial collection the Society has amassed over these 113 years. We continue to realize the vision of these women and Editor Shepard, as we reopen our expanded Research and Archives Center to researchers near and far. This edition of The Long Islander along with all other back issues is one of the many things in our collection!
Your donation to the 2016 Annual Appeal will allow us to continue to maintain our museums, present new exhibits, create unique and engaging public programs, and care for and keep accessible to the public our vast Collections and Archives. In other words, it allows us to “preserve your history” for generations to come.
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