to honorMonica RandallMonica is a historic preservationist and author who began photographing the doomed North Shore estates at the age of fourteen. Her first book, Mansions of Long Island’s Gold Coast, was published in 1980 and became a best seller. This was followed by Winfield: Living in the shadows of the Woolworths.Monica is the Director and co-founder of the North Shore Preservation Society which oversees a vast collection of research and original photos of the old estates along the North Shore. The museum also houses the largest collection of Gold Coast costumes on Long Island. The gowns, some dating from 1900 to the late 1930s, were rescued from the local estates that were being bulldozed during the 1960s. This unique collection of vintage clothing, along with original photographs, is currently on display at the North Shore Historical Museum located at 140 Glen Street in Glen Cove New York. That exhibit is open until September 3rd, 2013.Monica’s original photographs have been exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and many of her costume photos are in a permanent collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Monica is currently one of the feature writers for 25A Magazine, one of Long Island’s newest luxury magazines for the Gold Coast.The "TOP ADVOCATES FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION & EDUCATION" AWARDS RECEPTION takes place on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 6pm to 8pm, at The Mansion at the Woodlands at Woodbury, One Southwoods Road, Woodbury, NY.To register or for more information, call Tracey Gittere at (516) 222-0550 or TGittere@LegendaryEvents.net Proceeds support the Oyster Bay Historical Society's important programs and services! The Oyster Bay Historical Society, http://www.oysterbayhistorical.org/, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating a broad public interest in and awareness of the rich and distinctive history of the Town of Oyster Bay, to collect, preserve, and make accessible to everyone artifacts, books, documents, records, photographs, and other materials pertinent to the history and development of Oyster Bay and to stimulate and educate the community through exhibitions, programs, and publications designed to interpret our past, to reflect on our future, and to bring our history to life in the present.
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