The New York Historical Society located at 170 Central Park West was founded in 1804. Its primary mission is “exploring the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State & to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history”. It’s art holdings comprise more than 1.6 million works of such artists as Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, Eastman Johnson, Gilbert Stuart and John James Audubon just to name a few. The New York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library contains more than 3 million books, pamphlets, maps, music sheets & architectural drawings. It also has an outstanding collection of Civil War material. The Syosset Public Library has 2 passes to NYHS. Each pass admits 2 adults and 2 children. For information on current exhibits and museum hours, please visit www.nyhistory.org.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is located at 212 W. 83rd Street. The CMOM opened in 1973 with the mission of “Inspiring children & families to learn about themselves and our culturally diverse world through a unique environment of interactive exhibitions and programs to prepare children to succeed in school, help families live healthy lives and nurture a new generation of creative and global citizens. The Syosset Public Library has 2 passes to CMOM. Each pass admits 2 adults and 2 children. For information on current exhibits and museum hours, please visit www.cmom.org.
To make a reservation for the above mentioned museums or any other museum in our Museum Pass Program, please contact the Readers’ Services Desk at 921-7161 ext. 239 or visit www.syossetlibrary.org and click on the Museum Pass Program link under the Main Menu.
– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services