Chromolithograph, The Union Iron Clad Monitor, "Montauk" 1863.
Library of Congress collection
December 7, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
Community Church of East Williston
Joshua Ruff, who has presented many programs to the NCHS in the past, returns to speak on the current exhibit which he curated at the Long Island Museum at Stony Brook. This exhibition traces Long Island's involvement from the Revolutionary War through Iran and Afghanistan. His illustrated presentation will explore some of the subjects contained in the exhibition, including the history of the island's military forts and encampments, its 20th century role in industrial war production, and the participation of its residents in each major military conflict in American history. The Pearl Harbor anniversary is a fitting date for this program.
Did you know (from the LI Museum web site):
- Long Island has been a crucial and often unsung actor in nearly every war in our nation's history.
- Battle of Long Island in 1776.
- The "arsenal of democracy" created by Grumman and other Long Island-based companies in World War II.
- Calverton (the largest national cemetery in the United States).
(Further information about, and directions to this program, and a list of past programs and planned future programs is available on the Calendar page.)