Due to the health and safety concerns regarding COVID-19, the Long Island Room’s 2020 Program Series, “The Roaring 20s on Long Island,” will be postponed. Once the rescheduled dates are planned, that information will be shared here and through the Library’s other publicity.
The Long Island Room’s complementary exhibit (located on the lower level of the Smithtown Building and described below) will remain on view.


The Roaring 20s on Long Island

The 1920s roared on Long Island as they did throughout the rest of the country. This unique period, marked by increased affluence, prohibition of alcohol, popularization of jazz music and flapper fashion, as well as a variety of other social and political changes greatly impacted life on Long Island. To illustrate this, the Long Island Room has assembled a collection of materials that represent the important historical events and popular culture experienced on Long Island during the Roaring 20s.

A special thanks to the Long Island Museum, Smithtown Historical Society, and Lucia Spahr for lending materials to this exhibit.