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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

1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY  11790
By Car: Take the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) to Exit 62. Proceed north on County Road 97 (Nicholls Road) to its end. Turn left onto Route 25A for 1 â€" 1 ½ miles, to the intersection of 25A and Main Street in Stony Brook. Turn left. The Museum’s main entrance is on the right. Driving time from New York City approximately one to one and one-half hours. Ferry Services: From New England between Bridgeport, CT, Port Jefferson, LI, four miles east of the Museum, and between New London, CT, and Orient Point on the east end of Long Island. Both ferries operate year round. Car and walk-on reservations are suggested for summer and holiday travel. By Train: Stony Brook Station is located along the Long Island Rail Road, Port Jefferson line. From Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan, travel time is approximately one and one-half hours. Taxi service is available at Stony Brook Station, located on Route 25A one mile east of the Museum.

For further information about this event, please contact:

LIsa Unander
Phone: (631) 751-0066, ext. 214
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This event was supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.