Suffolk County Historical Society
300 West Main Street
Friday, Nov. 30, 2012
The Suffolk County Historical Society will honor Robert B. MacKay, Ph.D. at their holiday celebration, A Winter Evening with Currier & Ives, to be held on Friday, November 30, 2012.
The Society is honored to salute Robert B. MacKay for his many important contributions to Long Island studies, history and historic preservation.
The evening will feature a silent auction of original Currier & Ives lithographs along with hors d’oeuvres and a raffle to win a North Fork vineyards tour for two in a chauffeured, vintage 1930 Model A Phaeton. For over thirty years Robert B. MacKay has been a powerful voice for history and historic preservation on Long Island. He assumed directorship of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities in 1973.
Under his leadership, SPLIA has increased its collection holdings, instituted educational programs at its historic sites, hosted numerous exhibitions, and published several major works on Long Island’s artistic and architectural history. Additionally, Robert B. MacKay has served many years as Chairman of the New York State Board for Historic Preservation, and helped make Suffolk County second only to New York County in the number of sites listed on the National Register. He also contributes to historical journals, published his own work, and has been a member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association’s Advisory Board.
The Currier & Ives: Printmakers to the American People exhibit features over 200 hand‐colored lithographs from a private Long Island collection and celebrates the activities, events, and everyday lives of 19th century Americans.
The collection will be on display through January 25, 2013. Tickets for the event are $75