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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

You're Invited To August 3 Reception For Treasures From The Roosevelt Island Historical Society Collection Exhibition At Octagon Gallery

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society is hosting a reception for it's new exhibit - Treasures From the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Collection on August 3 at the Octagon Gallery. You're invited. According to RIHS:

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society

Invites You to a Reception for the Exhibit

Treasures from the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Collection

Octagon Gallery, 888 Main Street
Thursday, August 3, 2017, 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The exhibit, currently open, continues through August 15, 2017.

Through the years, the Roosevelt Island Historical Society has been collecting photographs, artifacts, plans, images, and other objects related to Roosevelt Island. Now you can see a selection of these treasures, which reflect the island's many dimensions and its history.


The exhibit opened on July 15 and will continue at the Octagon Gallery through Tuesday, August 15. Please join the RIHS for a reception on Thursday, August 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The reception and show are FREE and open to the public.

DIRECTIONS: Take the Tram at 59th Street and Second Avenue or the F train to Roosevelt Island. After leaving either the tram or the subway station, take the Roosevelt Island red bus north to the last stop. Walk a few steps to the Octagon.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society thanks Bozzuto Management and RIVAA for the use of the Octagon Gallery.
RIHS President Judy Berdy recently spoke to the Historic Districts Council (HDC) about Roosevelt Island fascinating history and present condition. According to the HDC:

Roosevelt Island: Fact, Fiction, Myth, Folktales, Fraud, Felons, + the Future," from this year's Conference. Listen to Judy Berdy, from the Roosevelt Island Historical Society, talk about Roosevelt Island's fascinating history.
Watch Ms. Berdy's presentation



it's very interesting.

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