Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages

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Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages
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Established 1939
Location 1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, New York, 11790
Website http://www.longislandmuseum.org

The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages, informally known as the Long Island Museum, is an open air museum located in Stony Brook, New York. Founded in 1939 as the Museums at Stony Brook, it changed its name in 2000. It is known for its collection of over 200 carriages[1] and its extensive collection of work by the Hudson River School painter William Sidney Mount and over 4000 other paintings, sculptures and prints.[2] In 2006, it became a Smithsonian affiliate.

Description[edit]

The nine acre complex has seven buildings and multiple barns including a historic blacksmith shop and schoolhouse. There is also a carriage house that displays 100 horse-drawn carriages and an art museum.[3] There are several gardens, fountains, outhouses, and a burial ground.[2]

History[edit]

The museum received early support from local philanthropist Ward Melville.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kindall, James (17 December 2006). "Carriages as Fascinating as Their History". December 17, 2006 (New York Times). Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "About the Long Island Museum". Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages. Retrieved 7 December 2010. 
  3. ^ a b Rather, John (1 October 2000). "IN BRIEF; Stony Brook Museum Changing Name". October 1, 2000 (New York Times). Retrieved 7 December 2010. 

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