March – May 2020
Votes for Women
Celebrating the 100th Anniversary (1920-2020) of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote.
The exhibit highlights the struggles and important contributions of many suffragettes in advancing the rights of women. It includes resources from the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, the Library of Congress, and original drawings of Long Island suffragettes by internationally renowned artist, Dan Christoffell.
Exhibit in the Library
The exhibit celebrates many Jewish composers of the "American Songbook" such as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein, and their great contributions to American popular culture during the period 1910-1965. The traveling exhibit is further enhanced with a display of original movie posters from the library's Special Collections Department, as well as original drawings and sketches by internationally renowned artist Dan Christoffel.
The B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library celebrates Black History Month with the exhibit African Americans and the Vote.
This exhibit marks the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot.
October 7 - November 13, 2013
March 21 - May 3, 2013
Abraham Lincoln: 1861-1865
"This site is dedicated to the much admired 16th president of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln. His tall frame always stood out in crowds and to this day his words, thoughts, and actions, are echoed by every succeeding President of America. This site is enriched with educational resources. It also contains information about Lincoln events sponsored by the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library, LIU Post Campus of Long Island University and its partners. These series of events start with the Lincoln Bicentennial in 2009, and will culminate in 2013 with the exhibit Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. Lincoln: the Constitution and the Civil War, has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library is the selected host library and recipient of the grant from NEH."
Original art work
Includes works inspired by the Civil Rights Movement of the 60's, by internationally renowned artist Dan Christoffel.