Three New Museum Passes!

The Syosset Public Library has recently added the following museums to its Museum Pass Program:

The Garvies Point Museum and Preserve

Located in Glen Cove, NY the Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is part of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums whose mission is to preserve and interpret the county’s natural, prehistoric and historic heritage. The preserve consists of 62 acres.  There are 5 miles of marked natural trails including trails for the blind.  There are approximately 60 species of trees as well as numerous shrubs, vines and wildflowers which attract more than 140 species of birds.  A trail guide to the preserve is available at the museum.

The museum is a center for research on Long Island geology and a valued resource in the study of the Island’s Native American archaeology.  Collections of archaeological artifacts and geological phenomena are used in exhibits and Museum educational programs.  The Syosset Public Library’s has 2 passes – each pass  admits 4 adults or 2 adults and up to 4 children ages 5 to 12.  Children under 5 are free.  There is also a 10% discount on all merchandise at the gift shop.

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County

The Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County presents a detailed and comprehensive chronicle of the Holocaust.  The museum utilizes multimedia displays, artifacts, archival footage and testimonies from local survivors and liberators.  The museum introduces visitors to the evolution of Nazism and the repercussions of WWI and concludes with the aftermath of Nazism and emphasizes the issues of displaced persons camps and post-genocide justice.  The museum also examines current genocides and provides the context for understanding situations of intolerance and offers age-appropriate tools for combating them.  Due to the nature of the exhibits, the museum is not recommended for children under the age of 10.  The museum is located at 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY.  We have one pass which admits 2 adults and up to 4 children.

The Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center

Located on Museum Row in Garden City the Nassau County Firefighters Museum & Education Center provides a unique setting for display and interpretation of local volunteer fire services heritage via the collection, restoration and exhibition of contemporary firematic memorabilia and equipment.  The exhibits help public appreciation and awareness of the fire services in Nassau County and helps stimulate volunteer recruitment in fire departments.  A major goal of the museum is to educate and inform the public about fire safety and prevention.  There is an interactive gallery where people of all ages can learn how to protect themselves, their families and property from fires, burns and other household hazards.  The Syosset Public Library has one pass to this museum which admits a group of four visitors at a time.

To make a reservation for the above museums or any museum in our Museum pass program, please visit our website at www.syossetlibrary.org and click on the “Museum Pass” link or stop by the Readers’ Services desk on the 2nd floor.  You may also place a reservation for a museum by calling The Readers’ Services Desk at (516) 921-7161 ext. 239.  We also recommend visiting museum websites for additional information on hours of operation and holiday closings as they are subject to change.

– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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