The Long Island Heritage Trail, formerly Kings Highway and known as the Washington Spy Trail, originated in the 1700s . The trail encompasses the entire Route 25A corridor which stretches along the island’s Gold Coast and is a major part of Long Island’s history including its role in Prohibition during the Roaring 20s.
Plan a weekend get-away, family vacation or day trip along the Long Island Heritage Trail to discover and experience the heritage of the island’s North Shore. Visit our heritage trail communities for local attractions, museums, historic sites, and events. You’ll find excellent lodging and special vacation packages along the trail.
TURN, the new TV series on AMC is a dramatization based on Alexander Rose’s book Washington’s Spies that tells the untold story of America’s 1st spy ring. The series explores the Culper Ring, a band of Long Island friends, considered to be the first spy ring in the nation 250 years ago. #TURN
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This exhibition celebrates the career of Richard Gachot, the Museum’s Celebrate Achievement honoree for 2014. For over 35 years, Gachot has created wry and witty sculptures using direct wood carving and objects found at yard sales, discarded in dumpsters, or long-forgotten in attics and basements. His creations delight viewers with their humor, social commentary, and [Read More}
To highlight the significance of George Grosz’s Eclipse of the Sun as a critique of the corrupt Weimar government in 1920s Berlin, this exhibition places the painting in the context of other works from the Permanent Collection that depict themes of power, politics, and military aggression. Featured works include paintings about the American Revolution and the birth [Read More}
The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present the Long Island Biennial, a juried exhibition featuring work by artists of Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Inaugurated in 2010, the Long Island Biennial offers Long Island’s contemporary artists an opportunity to show their work to a broad public, deepening the connections among artists and between artists and the communities [Read More}
Educational Program, September 14, 2014 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Children ages four through eight and their families are invited to join museum educator ... [Read More]
Educational Program, September 29, 2014 from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm With the understanding that artistic experiences stimulate new pathways of ... [Read More]