Long Island Museum Association

One Hundred Eighteen Miles of Art, History, Culture and Science

Welcome to the Long Island Museum Association (LIMA) Website. LIMA’s membership is composed of museums, historical societies and cultural institutions across Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Links to our member’s websites are available above on the Members page. Please take the time to explore the website to see what we can do for you!

Annually LIMA offers a series of programs exploring a variety of topics based on the suggestions of our membership. Click the Calendar of Events link to see the upcoming programs. In addition to learning about the topics being presented, the programs also provide attendees with the ability to make valuable contacts with individuals in other institutions across Long Island. Best of all, if your institution is a LIMA member attending our roundtable programs are free of charge.

We also have a grant program to assist organizations in sending their volunteers and museum staff to professional conferences. for more information on how to apply for the program is available on the LIMA Grant page.

Amy K. Folk, President of LIMA

Welcome to the website of the Long Island Museum Association (LIMA). As LIMA continues to grow and redefine its activities, we are pleased to begin offering a series of roundtables with experts in the fields of fundraising, volunteer management, and grant research and writing. These roundtables will be offered three times this year (2008), beginning in early June. Watch your email and post office boxes for notices. If successful, we hope to continue these roundtables into the 2009 calendar year, when we also hope to once again offer our annual conference. This year we have re-established our travel grant program for volunteer and paid museum staffers. This program will help fund attendance to any major museum conference up to the amount of $1,000! A rarity in the field, we hope many of you will see fit to apply for this grant. Watch this site for details!

Geoffrey K. Fleming, President LIMA

Our Scholarship program:

LIMA has re-instituted our annual Scholarship program for member organizations. Members may request up to $1,000 in matching funds to attend a professional conference anywhere in the United States. Money may be spent on conference fees, airfare, hotels, and other related activities (LIMA will not fund entertainment/food/beverage). Applicant institutions must match the funds awarded by LIMA. To apply, please send the following to LIMA:

  1. Cover letter which includes the name of your organization; conference you wish to attend; reason for attendance; and total amount requested from LIMA (up to $1,000).

  2. If the applicant is not the Director of the organization, a letter of support from your Director should be included. If the applicant is the Director, a letter of support from the organization’s Board President should be included.

  3. Promotional information on the conference.

  4. Budget that breaks down the costs of attendance; including what LIMA’s funds will be used for and what the applicant institution will fund.

Applications should be sent to LIMA’s mailing address at
LIMA PO Box 1063
Huntington NY 11743

September 8, 2008
LIMA Roundtable
This is the second of three roundtables for this year.

Time: 9:30 AM - Full Board Meeting will follow roundtable.

Old Bethpage Village Restoration


Member Name Town Phone
American Merchant Marine Museum Kings Point (516) 773-5515
Amityville Historical Society Amityville (631) 598-1486
Babylon Historical and Preservation Society Babylon (631) 669-1756
Baldwin Historical Society Baldwin (516) 223-6900
Bayard Cutting Arboretum Oakdale (631) 581-1002
Bayport Aerodrome Society, Inc. Bayport (631) 472-2405
Bellport-Brookhaven Historical Society Bellport (631) 776-7640
BNL Science Museum Upton (631) 344-2838
Bridge Hampton Historical Society Bridgehampton (631) 537-1088
Brookhaven Volunteer Firefighters’ Museum Ridge (631) 924-8114
Children’s Maritime Museum at Port Jefferson Port Jefferson (631) 331-3276
Children’s Museum of the East End Bridgehampton (631) 537-8250
Coe Hall at Planting Fields Oyster Bay (516) 922-9210
Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum Cold Spring Harbor (631) 367-3418
Cow Neck Peninsula Historical Society Port Washington (516) 365-9074
Cradle of Aviation Garden City (516) 572-4111
Cutchogue-New Suffolk Historical Council Cutchogue (631) 734-7122
East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation Greenport (631) 477-2100
East Hampton Historical Society East Hampton (631) 324-6850
East Islip Historical Society Great River (631) 581-8607
East Rockaway Grist Mill East Rockaway (516) 887-6300
Farmingville Historical Society Farmingville (631) 588-1846
Friends of the East Rockaway Grist Mill Historical Society East Rockaway (516) 593-5791
Friends of Long Island Wireless History Sayville (631) 589-2700
Friends of Rock Hall Museum Lawrence (516) 239-1157
Greater Patchogue Historical Society Patchogue (631) 475-7871
Greenlawn-Centerport Historical Association Greenlawn (631) 754-1180
Grumman Memorial Park Calverton (631) 369-1826
Guild Hall of East Hampton East Hampton (631) 324-0806
Hallockville Museum Farm & Folklife Center Riverhead (631) 298-5292
Hampton Bays Historical and Preservation Society Hampton Bays
Heckscher Museum of Art Huntington (631) 351-3250
Hicksville Gregory Museum Hicksville (516) 822-7505
Hicksville Historical Society Hicksville (516) 822-0480
Hillwood Art Museum Brookville (516) 299-4073
Historical Society of Greater Port Jefferson Port Jefferson (631) 473-2665
Hofstra Museum Hempstead (516) 463-5672
Holocaust Memorial and Education Center, Nassau County Glen Cove (516) 571-8040
Home Sweet Home Museum East Hampton (631) 324-0713
Huntington Historical Society Huntington (631) 427-7045
Huntington Schools Heritage Museum Huntington (631) 368-0948
Islip Art Museum @ Brookwood Hall East Islip (631) 224-5402
Ketcham Inn Foundation, Inc. Center Moriches (631) 878-8862
Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society Lake Ronkonkoma (631) 588-8408
Levittown Historical Society Levittown (516) 735-9060
Long Beach Historical and Preservation Society Long Beach (516) 432-1192
Long Island Aquarium Bay Shore (631) 665-4600
Long Island Children’s Museum Garden City (516) 224-5800
Long Island Motion Picture Arts Center and Museum Oceanside (516) 766-5521
Long Island Museum of American Art, History & Carriages Stony Brook (631) 751-0066
Long Island Music Hall of Fame Nesconset (631) 863-0519
Long Island Science Center Riverhead (631) 208-8000
Long Island Seaport and Eco Center Port Jefferson (631) 474-4725
Long Island Traditions Port Washington (516) 767-8803
Mattituck Historical Society Mattituck (631) 298-5248
Meadow Croft House/Bayport Heritage Association Sayville (631) 472-4625
Middle Country Public Library Centereach (631) 585-9393
Molloy College Art Gallery Rockville Centre (516) 678-5000
Moriches Bay Historical Society Center Moriches (631) 878-1776
Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center East Meadow (516) 221-5835
Nassau County Museum of Art Roslyn Harbor (516) 484-9338
Nassau County Police Museum Mineola (516) 573-7620
Northport Historical Society Northport (631) 757-9859
Old House Society Cutchogue (631) 734-5989
Old Westbury Gardens Westbury (516) 333-0348
Oyster Bay Historical Society Oyster Bay (516) 922-5032
Oysterponds Historical Society Orient (631) 323-2480
Parrish Art Museum Southampton (631) 283-2118
Phillips House/Rockville Center Historical Society Rockville Centre (516) 764-7459
Polish American Museum Port Washington (516) 883-6542
Pollock-Krasner House & Study Center East Hampton (631) 324-4929
Raynham Hall Museum Oyster Bay (516) 922-6808
Roslyn Landmark Society Roslyn (516) 621-3040
Sag Harbor Historical Society Sag Harbor (631)725-5092
Sagtikos Manor Historical Society Bay Shore (631) 661-8348
Science Museum of Long Island Plandome (516) 627-9400
Sea Cliff Village Museum Sea Cliff (516) 671-0090
Shelter Island Historical Society Shelter Island (631) 749-0025
Smithtown Historical Society Smithtown (631) 265-6768
Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities Cold Spring Harbor (631) 692-4664
Southold Historical Society Southold (631) 765-5500
Southold Indian Museum Southold (631) 765-5577
Starflower Experiences Jericho (516) 938-6152
Suffolk County Archaeological Assn. Stony Brook (631) 929-8725
Suffolk County Historical Society Riverhead (631) 727-2881
Suffolk County Maritime Museum West Sayville (631) 854-4974
Suffolk County Police Museum Yaphank (631) 852-6011
Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum Centerport (631) 854-5580
The Greek Museum (516) 868-4092
Three Village Historical Society East Setauket (631) 751-3730
Townsend Society of America, Inc. Oyster Bay (516) 922-5434
Tuthill House Museum Westhampton (631) 288-4859
University Art Gallery at the Staller Center, Stony Brook University Stony Brook (631) 632-7240
Valley Stream Historical Society Valley Stream (516) 872-4159
Verizon Telecom Pioneer Museum Commack (631) 543-1371
Victor D’Amico Institute of Art/The Art Barge Amagansett (631) 267-3172
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association West Hills (631) 427-5240
Wilderness Museum Aquebogue (631) 722-4645

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This is really easy to join, if you haven’t already done so. Simply go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/longislandmuseumassociation
and follow the directions to subscribe.

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January 2008

Dear Colleague:

Welcome to a new year with the Long Island Museum Association, Long Island’s only professional organization for museums and historical associations!

LIMA has long provided member associations with professional development opportunities. Past activities have included:

Attendance at LIMA sponsored educational workshops and symposiums, each focusing on a different issue or area of interest to the museum and historical society community.
Participation at a reduced rate in the Annual LIMA Conference. This all day event is filled with panel discussions, seminars and workshops. This is an exciting and informative event - one that you and your co-workers will not want to miss.
We have some exciting changes planned to increase the opportunities to network, learn and collaborate with fellow museum professionals:

Informal “roundtable meetings” held at various venues across Long Island, each addressing a key topic affecting our member institutions. (If your organization would like to host a meeting, please indicate this on your application.)
Greater use of the LIMA Listserv. (Be sure to sign up at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/longislandmuseumassociation.)
· More updates on our enhanced website: www.LIMAmuseums.org (LIMA membership includes a listing on our site and a link to your site!)
Please return your 2008 Membership application today!


Faun Guarino, Chair
LIMA Membership Committee



Louvre Museum

With its thousands of exhibited works, its masterpieces scattered on both sides of the Louvre museum and its centuries-old history, the Louvre Museum is a must in Paris. But it’s not always easy to prepare for your visit, and the risk is sometimes to miss out on wonderful discoveries. To help you prepare for your visit, and accompany you during, this unusual Louvre tour guide will allow you to understand the museum differently, and in an original way.

A guide that is not limited to the museum and its collections, which will also introduce you to the history of the palace and its architecture.

Before the visit

What is the origin of the name of the Louvre?
As much to say it right away, there is no certain etymology of the Louvre. If several hypotheses exist, one thing is certain: the district where the museum is located today has been known to Parisians for a very long time!

Land of wolves, watchtower or monumental work ? Discover the various hypotheses on the origin of the name Le Louvre .

The Louvre in 10 figures and anecdotes

The largest museum in the world, the Louvre Museum is full of unusual stories. To prepare for your visit, discover 10 anecdotes about the Louvre Museum .

The unusual architectural detail

Before entering the museum, head towards the Place du Carrousel and look towards the Pavillon Lesdiguières, where the large openings that give access to the Seine are. Do you see anything in particular? It’s normal. An unusual detail, and invisible when you do not know it, is at the top of the pavilion. Discover the quirky story of the Louvre oddity that no one notices .

During the visit

The masterpieces of the Louvre

Impossible to visit the Louvre Museum without seeing some of its masterpieces. But any work, as beautiful as it is, deserves to know its history to apprehend all its beauty.

The works of the Louvre with an unusual history

In addition to the most famous works, the Louvre Museum offers thousands of works that deserve your attention just as much. Works that are an integral part of the history of art, and contribute to the international influence of the museum.

Discover the story of the Lady of Auxerre (around 630 BC, maze style)
Discover the unusual story of an unknown painting, The interior of a kitchen , which would have been made with a pigment from the royal heart!

After the visit

Discovering the architecture of the Louvre

Once the visit to the museum is over, set off to explore the palace. A former medieval fortress transformed into a royal residence, the history of the Louvre merges with the history of France. Don’t miss the Cour Carrée , begun in the 16th century, and learn about the architecture of the palace and its history through the centuries.

See our outdoor walk to discover the Louvre and its architecture.

Less known to the general public, also discover the Colonnade of the Louvre and its history, masterpiece of Louis XIV , symbol, with the Hôtel des Invalides and the Château de Versailles of the triumph of French classicism.

Opposite the Colonnade, on the Tuileries Garden side, don’t miss the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel , erected under Napoleon 1st, the last vestige of the Tuileries Palace , which disappeared in 1871.

After all these discoveries, the Louvre will have no more secrets for you!

The Louvre (external visit)

The whole world knows the Louvre thanks to its collections, which make it one of the most beautiful museums in the world. But few know the history of this palace, more than eight centuries old.

Originally a military fortress built by Philippe-Auguste in the 12th century, the keep became a royal residence from the 14th century, successively enlarged by all the sovereigns, who wished to make it a reflection of their power. From Charles V to Louis XIV via François 1er, this guided tour will make you discover the origins of the Louvre in the sumptuous Cour Carrée , where each sovereign discreetly left his mark…

A place of culture and power, the Louvre is full of stories and anecdotes, which will be revealed to you through the monuments that surround the Louvre such as the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, the Colonnade de Perrault, or the Saint -Germain l’Auxerrois . Without forgetting the famous Pyramid, which will be the occasion to evoke the works of the 20th century. Because the Republic, too, has always seen in the palace a symbol of power.

Special Education and Museums

NYS recognizes 13 categories of special education students