Long Island- America's 1950s Frontier - Long Island Museum



Date: 09/01/12 through 12/31/12
Hours: 10am- 5pm,Thursday - Saturday; 12-5pm Sunday
Ages: All
Price: $9; $4 children 6-17, free children 5 and younger.
Address:
1200 Route 25A - 631-751-0066
Stony Brook, NY 11790
longislandmuseum.org

Description: The exhibit features compelling artifacts, photographs, and video oral histories, as well as a fashion gallery that displays trendy 1950s clothing. Other special artifacts include a working jukebox, a hat worn by famous developer Robert Moses, and popular toys from the era, like a Red Ryder BB gun. The exhibition will transport viewers to a time brimming with optimism, with difficulties just below the surface. It was a moment when Long Island was at the forefront of where the nation was-- and where it was headed. The exhibition runs through December 31, 2012.