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Long Island in the 1950s: A Sea-Change Decade
December 8, 10:00 AM
The conference, "Long Island in the 1950s: A Sea-Change Decade," will focus on the region's most explosive growth period, surveying the energetic prosperity of this early postwar decade while also examining its troubling consequences. In the 1950s, Long Island led the nation in population and trend-setting suburban housing developments, epitomized by Levittown. Join us for an entertaining and informative day with four terrific speakers focusing on the massive changes of this decade and its impact on our present times. The program will highlight the postwar suburbs from different perspectives including environmentalism, sustainability, industry, and popular culture.
This program also features a viewing of the Long Island Museum's "Long Island, America's 1950s Frontier" exhibition.
The Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages
Stony Brook, NY 11790
For further information about this event, please contact:LIsa Unander
Phone: (631) 751-0066, ext. 214