Long Island Museum Reopens, Renovated Carriage Museum Ready in April

New exhibits ready for spring season.

The Long Island Museum on North Country Road in Stony Brook reopened for the season Friday with three exhibits on display.

The museum is now featuring An Artful Life: The Baker/Pisano Collection of 19th Century American Art; Colors of Long Island; and Country Scenes for City Patrons: Works by William Sidney Mount.

The final phase of the Carriage Museum renovations, which started in 2003, are expected to be finished in April after delays from the blizzard.

"The company that is doing the bulk of renovations was delayed on another project so they couldn’t get to us until later," said Julie Diamond, Director of Communications at the museum.

The museum closes every year in January and February as a routine. This phase of the renovations on two of the galleries in the lower level of the carriage museum began in October. According to Diamond, one of the exhibits will be Streets of New York.

"It's being transformed into a city street with building that looks to be on fire to showcase our firefighting vehicles," Diamond said, "and then carriages you would’ve seen in the city telling a story about city transportation in the 19th century."

Following the March 1 opening, the museum will be open Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors 62 and older and $4 for students 6-17 and college students with I.D. Children under six and museum members are admitted for free.


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