The Long Island History Project is ending its podcasting year with a closer look at the Southold Indian Museum, an institution founded by archaeologically-minded residents of the North Fork of Long Island whose activities date back to the 1920s.
Jay Levenson, the museum’s incoming executive director, discusses the importance of Native American history on Long Island and how he hopes the institution can help others tell their story. He also discusses his own Mohawk ancestry and the interconnected native inhabitants along the east coast.
Lucinda Hemmick, the museum’s current president, describes more of the scientific research being done with their collections and what it can tell us about the past. A science research teacher at Long Wood High School, Lucinda involves her students in working with Native American artifacts at Brookhaven National Lab.
The Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by academic librarian Chris Kretz and local historian and preservationist Connie Currie.
For a full list of this week’s New York Almanack podcasts announcements click HERE.