Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages
(Museums at Stony Brook)
1208 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790-1992
(631) 751- 0066 (groups ext. 212)

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Stony Brook is the home of Long Island's largest private museum complex. Three separate museums offer visitors a unique opportunity to learn more about history and the arts.

The Art Museum features a magnificent collection of masterpieces by William Sidney Mount and other notable American artists. Selections from the permanent collection are frequently displayed in the Members' Gallery, while the main gallery is the site of spectacular shows. Past exhibitions have included: Twentieth Century Long Island Landscape Painting; Black Printmakers and the WPA; Our Land/Ourselves: American Indian Contemporary Artists; and others.

The Margaret Melville Blackwell History Museum houses an array of over 16,000 artifacts representing 19th and 20th century everyday life. On permanent display is a collection of antique wild-fowling decoys and 15 furnished miniature rooms representing the history of interior design. There are also dynamic changing exhibitions, such as Innovative Traditions: New Expressions in Contemporary Quiltmaking; and From Music Halls to Movie Palaces, to name a few previous examples.

The Dorothy and Ward Melville Carriage House displays a selection of part of an internationally acclaimed collection of horse-drawn vehicles. Of particular interest are such remarkable vehicles as the Cabriolet, the Grace Darling omnibus, the Concord Coach, and a richly decorated Gypsy Wagon. Among the exhibits in the museum are galleries devoted to Pleasure Driving, Coachman-Driven, and Firefighting vehicles.

The Museum offers great Children's Programs, as well as exciting Workshops and activities for the entire family. Call for a current calendar.

School programs are available for grades pre-K through 12, and feature such topics as Meet the Museum, an introduction to museums and the work that they do; and Birds, Bays and Baymen, an interactive program about life on Long Island, focusing on the marine environment. Many other interesting, educational programs are available.

Outreach programs are also available within a thirty mile radius of the museum.

Hours: Open Thursday through Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday Noon - 5.
Adults $9.00
Seniors (62+) $7.00
Students $4.00
Children under 6 FREE
School Groups:
Self-Guided Tour $3.00 per student
Guided Tour $5.00 per student
Educatonal Program about $7.00 per student for most programs.
Adults Groups call for discounted rate.
Group Reservations: At least 4 weeks in advance. 8 weeks for programs. Small deposit required 2 weeks before program date. Phone reservations can be made after Labor Day.
Lunch: Picnic area available (limited).
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: I-495 to exit 62. North on County Road 97 to end and turn left onto Rt. 25A for 1½ miles to intersection of 25A and Main Street in Stony Brook. 90 minutes from George Washington Bridge..

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