Tuesday, Jan 14 2020

The Long Island Motor Parkway, The Bryant Library, Roslyn, NY

Long Island Motor Parkway

Sponsored by The Roslyn Landmark Society

Presentation by Steve Gittelman

Tuesday, January 14, 7:00 PM at The Bryant Library

Poor Willy! He is so misunderstood! Historians have called the Long Island Motor Parkway the road to nowhere. Now, new information about Willy K. Vanderbilt provides new insights into where the road might have been headed. 

Roslyn Landmark Society is proud to combine our efforts with the Bryant Library. We invite the public to our lecture on William K. Vanderbilt II. Our Guest speaker is Steve Gittelman one of the most informed speakers on the Vanderbilts.

Steve Gittelman, Ph.D. is Vanderbilt's biographer and most recently has written a fourth book on the life of the photographer who travelled with him. Gittelman's other books are about William K.'s cousin Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt who died on the Lusitania and J.P. Morgan's most notable failure---the building of the S.S. Titanic. Gittelman's book on Morgan has been made into a docudrama, now appearing on Reelz.  For thirty years he has been a trustee of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, where he served as chairman for fifteen years.  Most recently, he chaired the successful re-accreditation effort of the museum.  Gittelman is an award winning speaker.  He is a resident of Huntington, where he lives with his wife Elaine.  

"Steve is not just a Historian, I would call him an investigative historian who reads between the lines and then connects the dots to bring forward a new vision of the motivations of Willie K. It promises to be a fascinating evening." Jay A. Corn, Secretary, Roslyn Landmark Society     

Location: The Bryant Library

Address: 2 Paper Mill Road, Roslyn NY 11576

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