Events & Exhibitions


“Alice’s Evidence.” Illustration by Salvador Dali. Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Maecenas Press-Random House, 1969

 
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“Alice’s Evidence.” Illustration by Salvador Dali.
Carroll, Lewis. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. New York: Maecenas Press-Random House, 1969.


Culper Spy Day open house, 2016.

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Culper Spy Day open house, 2016.

Ongoing

Exhibition: “Highlights from Special Collections and University Archives”
Location: Second Floor, East Balcony, Melville Library

September 16, 2017 from 9am to 4pm

Special Event: Culper Spy Day

Location: Special Collections Reading Room, Melville Library E-2320
Advanced registration required here.

October 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Exhibition: “World War I Through the Lens: Photographs of the Western Front, 1914-1918”

Location: Special Collections Reading Room, Melville Library E-2320
Call for appointment: 631.632.7119.

October 19, 2017 at 1pm

Lecture: “Long Island Naval History in Wartime, with an emphasis on World War I.”
Presentation by journalist, author, and historian Bill Bleyer.

Location: Special Collections Reading Room, Melville Library E-2340
 

The primary focus of this lecture is the sinking of the San Diego, the only American capital warship in World War I off Fire Island. To place this event in context, the lecture will cover the country’s first amphibious landing on Plum Island, the British blockade including the wreck of HMS Culloden, and the Meigs and other whaleboat raids. Other historic events to be noted are submarine warfare and the wreck of the British 22-gun sloop-of-war Sylph during the War of 1812; Confederate raiders capturing Union shipping just offshore during the Civil War; and U-boats dropping off spies and attacking commercial vessels during World War II.
 
This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
Free – registration forthcoming.

November 2017

Stony Brook University Art Crawl

Details to come
 
 


Past Events

September 2016 to May 2017
Exhibition: “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, as interpreted by Salvador Dali”
Location: Central Reading Room, First Floor, Melville Library
 
September 2016 to May 2017
Exhibition: “Stony Brook on the Map”
Location: Central Reading Room, First Floor, Melville Library
 

February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017
Exhibition: “George Washington and the Culper Spy Ring”
Location: Southampton Library, Stony Brook Southampton Campus
 

April 7, 2017
Art Crawl: free tours of campus galleries
Location: Special Collections, E-2320, Melville Library
 

June 3, 2017
Alumni Reunion Weekend Open House
Location: Special Collections, E-2320, Melville Library