Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that on June 23rd Garvies Point Museum and Preserve will be unveiling a new exhibit featuring “Forensic Geology.” At 1:00 p.m., Dr. George J. Allgaier will host a Gallery Talk discussing how, when, and where unusual rock formations form.
“I am pleased to announce the Grand Opening of the new Forensic Geology Exhibit at Garvies Point Museum and Preserve,” said County Executive Mangano. “This new exhibit is important to our community as it showcases the mysteries of forensic geology in a fun and exciting atmosphere.”
Using James Hutton’s 1785 Doctrine of Uniformitarianism, “the present is the key to the past,” logic, and 50 plus years of experience, Dr. Allgaier will unveil the mysteries of forensic geology. The new exhibit will include recent donations as well as rock and mineral formations from our collections and preserve. The program is geared towards all geology enthusiasts at any skill level and is included with museum general admission: $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children ages 5 – 12.
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, located at 50 Barry Drive in Glen Cove, is a center for research on Long Island geology and a valued resource in the study of the Island’s Native American archaeology. Reference collections of original archaeological artifacts and geological phenomena are maintained. These are used in exhibits and Museum educational programs and are available for special research purposes. A gift shop provides materials and publications related to the exhibits and educational programming, with emphasis on the natural history of Long Island.
Over a dozen educational programs relating to local geology, archaeology and outdoorenvironmental themes are offered to school groups during school hours. Museum resources are used to present topical lessons which teachers may integrate into their classroom curricula. Advance reservations are required for all classes.
Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is part of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums whose mission is to preserve and interpret the county’s natural, prehistoric and historic heritage. The Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve is a non-profit educational corporation whose membership is open to all interested in promoting this objective. For more information please call: (516) 571-8010/11, or visit: www.garviespointmuseum.com.