• WWI: The Home Front – Our Community Takes Action

    336 Port Washington Blvd.
    Port Washington, NY 11050
    (516) 365-9074
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      The Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society presents WWI: The Home Front – Our Community Takes Action, a first-of-its-kind nine-room major exhibition that examines how and why the U.S. entered into the First World War and how this impacted communities on Long Island, throughout New York State and across the country. The docent-guided exhibit includes photographs, uniforms, newspapers, personal letters, and artifacts documenting military, suffragist, cultural and agricultural developments from the era.

      The 90-minute exhibition tours take place on Wednesdays and Saturdays in September and October at 10:30 a.m. and are limited to a maximum of 10 people per tour. The museum is also offering privately scheduled group tours for up to 10 people. The entry fee is $10 and tickets can be reserved ahead of time at www.cowneck.org. The exhibition will reopen in the spring for the 2023 season.

      “This exhibition is not about the war, it’s about the home front,” said Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society President Chris Bain. “The exhibition showcases what was happening on Long Island during World War I. The story of the home front is a personal one,and hasn’t really been told in this way.”


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