An Overview of the 2017-2018 RIHS Lecture Series

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Roosevelt Island Historical Society

Lynne Strong-Shinozaki is an experienced community service activist working with a number of businesses and organizations throughout the New York City area. In addition to her board work with the NYC Democratic County Committee and Manhattan Community Board 8, Lynne Strong-Shinozaki is an active member of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society.

The Roosevelt Island Historical Society (RIHS) was established with a primary mission of preserving and promoting the unique history of Roosevelt Island from colonial times to the present day. The organization hosts a number of special events and programs, such as the 2017-2018 lecture series. The lecture series began in December with architectural historian and author Anthony W. Robins, who spoke about his book Art Deco Metropolis, a celebration of the city’s storied buildings.

Lecture series topics have ranged from Long Island’s forgotten city, Blissville, to matters of affordable housing in New York City. More recently, RIHS welcomed accomplished photographer Jon Crispin to discuss the famed Willard suitcases discovered in 1995.

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