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Suffolk County Historical Society

300 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States

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April 2017

Book & Bottle: Songs from the Journals of East End Whalemen

April 22 @ 1:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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With Dr. Stephen Sanfilippo. Eastern Long Islanders from Greenport and Sag Harbor who went a-whalin’ during the mid-1800s created a culture of song that helped counteract their isolation at sea and separation from home, using music to express their fears, hopes, longings, and most cherished values. Stephen will perform the whalemen’s songs and tell us about their local origins. A native Long Islander and history professor at Maine Marine Academy, Dr. Sanfilippo has long been performing historic songs of the sea, accompanying his singing with banjo, concertina, and guitar.…

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Opening Reception: Over Here, Over There: Long Island and the Great War

April 29 @ 6:00 pm
Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 West Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901 United States
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Commemorating the Centennial of America’s entry into the First World War, the exhibit will feature artifacts, maps, photographs, weaponry, posters, and more depicting Long Islanders’ experiences during the war . . . from the front lines to the home front, neutrality to belligerence, and mobilization to victory. Curated by Richard F. Welch. Free opening reception admission and light refreshments on April 29 at 6:00 pm. RSVP: 631-727-2881 x100.

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