Political buttons, photographs, and ephemera from Special Collections and University Archives are exhibited at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History, and Carriages in Stony Brook. Part of the new installation, “Long Island in the Sixties,” the items culled from Special Collections and University Archives depict activism on Long Island and nationally during the 1960s, and the groundbreaking ceremony for Stony Brook University on April 8, 1960.
As stated in the exhibition narrative, “Long Island held both a uniquely privileged status of growth during the 1960s, and a status of vulnerability, experiencing the same dilemmas locally that shook the rest of the nation. This exhibition will take visitors on a tour of the decade when Long Island stood at the precipice of transformations that still hold legacies for our present.” The exhibit runs from June 24 through December 30, 2016. For more information about Special Collections, please visit the website for the department.
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