As part of the Smithsonian Institution’s national traveling exhibition, Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, Preservation Long Island is excited to partner with the Whaling Museum and Education Center of Cold Spring Harbor for a walking tour focused on the local history of democracy on Cold Spring Harbor’s historic Main Street.
Democracy on Main Street Walking Tour
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2024 (rain date April 7)
Times: 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM (registration required)
Where: Tours will begin at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum!
Cost: $25 general admission, $20 members of either Preservation Long Island or Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum
Join us on a walk down Main Street as we explore the lives of Cold Spring Harbor residents during the nineteenth century and discover a local history of women’s rights and opportunities, community gathering, and civic participation. The final stop on the tour is Preservation Long Island’s Exhibition at the Old Methodist Church, where educators will introduce participants to the Voices and Votes exhibition. Visitors are welcome to stay and explore the gallery at the end of the tour.
The tour will begin at the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum. You may use free street parking by the museum (301 Main Street) or the free Main Street parking lot a 5-minute walk away (90-126 Main Street, next to the Cold Spring Harbor Post Office and across from where the tour will end.)