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The Long Island Museum Celebrates America

June 22, 2011

The Long Island Museum Celebrates America
Stony Brook University Musicians perform early American music
Stony Brook, NY … June 22, 2011 … On Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. Stony Brook University musicians will perform the works of 19th century American composers.  This program is free with regular museum admission.

Following the performance visitors are invited to visit the Power of Music exhibition, a photographic portrait of Americans and their musical instruments that explores how music influenced American history before the advent of mass media. The Power of Music exhibition is sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings, The D’Addario Music Foundation, Sam Ash Music Stores, Sound Beach Music Store, The Long Island Violin Shop, New York State Council on the Arts, and Bill and Valerie Godfrey.

Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to American history and art with a Long Island connection.  The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5.  Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $4 for students six through 17.  Museum members and children under six are admitted for free.  For more information about exhibitions and programs please call 631-751-0066 or visit http://www.longislandmuseum.org.

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