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Sept. 22 Exhibit Opening: “The Long Island Express: Remembering the 1938 Hurricane”
August 24 @ 10:00 am - October 11 @ 4:30 pm
The Long Island Express: Remembering the 1938 Hurricane
An 80th Anniversary Exhibit
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 22, 2018 ~ 1:00 pm
Free Opening Day Admission. Refreshments will be served.
Exhibit curated by Jaime Karbowiak
On September 21, 1938, at approximately three-thirty in the afternoon, a category 3 hurricane made landfall at Bellport. Over the next two hours, the East End of Long Island–particularly the Westhampton area–experienced the extreme wrath of a storm that is still considered the fastest, most powerful, and deadliest hurricane on record in our region. On the 80th anniversary of the Great Hurricane of 1938, also known as the Long Island Express, this exhibit will feature historic photographs, newspaper reports, personal accounts, and artifacts salvaged from the wreckage.
In our Gish Gallery through October 2018.
Gallery Hours: Weds. – Sat., 10:00 am – 4:30 pm.
SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
300 West Main St. Riverhead, NY 11901