Here’s a great way to wind down the summer!  Sam is back to teach us about Rose wines and pairing them with cheeses and other snacks.  This seminar will be held in the Museum lobby during the final days of our fabulous Kites exhibition in the Changing Gallery (ends August 26th).

Members: $45; Non-Members: $55

Space is limited!  RSVP: 772-225-1961 or email RSVP@elliottmuseum.org


Da Vintage Everything’s Comin’ Up Rose! Aug 23, 6-8:30pm
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2018 – Upcoming Lectures & Special Programs

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, 6-8:30 pm – Da Vintage Fine Wine Seminar: Everything’s Comin’ Up Rose!  Join Sam “The Wine Man” Del Mastro to learn about Rose wines paired with cheeses and other snacks.  Space is limited; Members – $45; Non-Members – $55.  RSVP only: 772-225-1961 or email RSVP@elliottmuseum.org.

Most lectures are held in the Elliott’s Heritage Theater.  Cost of most unless otherwise stated: regular admission; free to Members.  Seating is limited and RSVPs will be seated first.  RSVP: 772-225-1961 or email RSVP@elliottmuseum.org.  Walk-ins welcome if space permits.  Free munchies and cash bar available.  

House of Refuge seasonal Lecture Series schedule and tickets available in December.  Seated is limited and tickets sell quickly.


 

 We’re Taking the Show on the Road!

You can now bring the Museum to your organization or club through the Elliott Museum’s Speaker’s Bureau. You can choose from select topics and speakers on topics that relate to the Museum’s exhibitions and collections. For 2017, we offer the following presentations:

 

Hugh Willoughby, Adventurer and Inventor

Speaker: Robin Potvin, Museum Archive Researcher

Duration: 20-30 minutes, could be longer with question and answers

In the Thurlow Library and Archives at the Elliott Museum you will find one of the largest collections of materials about Hugh Willoughby, adventurer, athlete, aviator, inventor, photographer, and seasonal resident of Sewall’s Point. Willoughby invented a plane called the Pelican, a replica of which is on display at the Museum. He also canoed across the Everglades, taking photos and writing a book about his experiences. Museum volunteer archivist Robin Potvin has been cataloguing the Willoughby collection. Her work has put her in touch with other Willoughby researchers. She has written an article about Willoughby and is now available to share her discoveries in a presentation.

 

Sterling Elliott: The Most Famous Inventor of Whom You Have Never Heard

Speaker: Al Simbritz, Museum Education Coordinator

Duration: 45-60 minutes

The Museum’s namesake, Sterling Elliott, was a prolific inventor who looked at everything around him and wanted to make it more efficient, or to perform better.  From improved bicycles, social reform, and revolutionizing several industries and a sport, Elliott was a man of vision and practical application. Thomas Edison invited him to his laboratory because he wanted to “meet the genius who could invent a machine that could tie a square knot.” In this one-hour presentation, Museum Educator Al Simbritz will introduce you to some of Elliott’s inventions, and discuss his effect on our American history, and culture. 

 

Play Ball!  Baseball Stories

Speaker: Frank Spera, Museum Board Member and Baseball Gallery Docent

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Everyone has a baseball story. “Sometimes sharing their stories have brought tears to their eyes,” says Frank Spera of his experiences in the Museum’s Baseball Gallery exhibit titled It’s Our Game.  The gallery includes signed baseball cards, baseballs, bats, and other memorabilia. But it comes alive when the Museum’s docents are there to share stories with visitors.  Frank Spera is now available to present stories that will be in his forthcoming book gleaned from his research and experiences while serving as a volunteer docent at the Elliott Museum.

 

Great Cars! 

Speaker: John Giltinan, Associate Car Curator

Duration: 45-60 minutes

Since 2013, Associate Car Curator John Giltinan has presented the popular car series, Curators and Cocktails at the Elliott Museum. He is now taking his show on the road. Choose from one of many topics about great cars, such as those listed below.

(1) The Early Pioneers of General Motors (Billy Durant, David Dunbar Buick, Ransom E. Olds, and Louis Chevrolet)

(2) Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Company

(3) The Emergence of Elegance-The Classic Era

(4) The Moderne Era

(5) Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell-Breaking the Mold at GM

(6) Sir William Lyons and Jaguar Cars, LTD

(7) Walter P. Chrysler-More Than the Chrysler Corporation

(8) Cleveland and the Western Reserve-The Cars of Cleveland, Ohio

(9) Barn Finds Fervor! Preservation of Original Features vs. Restoration

(10) Enzo Ferrari-The Man and His Machines (Part 1)

(11) Ferrari’s Fabulous Mid-Engine Road Cars (Part 2)

(12) Ford Mustang and the Pony Car Stampede!

(13) Alfred P. Sloan – Genius of General Motors

(14) Rolls Royce – “The Best Car in the World!”

(15) The Fabulous Franklin: The Cars of the H.H. Franklin Company, Syracuse, NY

He may even bring a car along for you to experience!