Old Westbury Gardens World War I Centennial
During the 2018 season, Old Westbury Gardens will present a number of exhibits and lectures commemorating the 100th anniversay of the end of World War One. These include the following:
The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919 is a special exhibition on loan from the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Mo. The exhibit presents descriptions, documents and artwork detailing the ways in which Americans aided war efforts through humanitarian and military relief. On display in Westbury House March 31 - July 1. For more infirmation, CLICK HERE.
The Great War: Portraits of Privilege, Duty, and Sacrifice exhibit introduces World War I — its causes, responses by Americans prior to the declaration of war against Germany by the US in April 1917, and the subsequent mobilization of social institutions, human labor, and popular will, particularly on Long Island. On display in Westbury House June 23 - October 7. For more infirmation, CLICK HERE.
A Book Lecture by Kevin Fitzpatrick, author of World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War, where he will discuss the locations where the war touched and how New Yorkers would memorialize the Great War in statuary and other designations.
Following the presentation there will be a q&a with the author and reception featuring light appetizers and the signature cocktail from the era, The French 75.
The talk will be held on Thursday, May 10, at 7:00 pm. Registration is $20.00 / $18.00 Members. Advance tickets required. For more information and to register please CLICK HERE.
The American Filed Service and its Long Island Connections. Saturday, June 9, 7:00 pm. Discover the inspirational foundation of the American Field Service and its Long Island connections in a presentation by Nicole Milano, Head Archivist and Historical Publications Editor, AFS Intercultural Programs. She will also discuss the present work of AFS, which honors the legacy of its founders, to help prevent future conflict through educational and cross-cultural exchanges. Free with admission but registration is required. To register for this event please CLICK HERE.
Garden Faire and Gymkhana Living History Weekend
Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. A weekend of activities for all ages. See WWI re-enactors, period vehicles, crafts and games for children and horse demonstrations. For more information please CLICK HERE.