This weekend’s event was featured in Sylvester Manor’s Upcoming Events newsletter.
The Manor will now be open for self guided tours from 1 to 4. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, May 17
1 to 4 pm
Manor House and Rose Garden
Long Island Reads and Sylvester Manor are proud to co-sponsor an author reading and book signing event with Mac Griswold, author of The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island, selected best book 2014 by Long Island Reads, a joint committee comprised of library professionals from both Nassau and Suffolk counties.
A sign language interpreter will be on hand for the hearing impaired.
Long Island Reads is an island-wide reading initiative sponsored by the Nassau and Suffolk library systems. Each April since 2002 during National Library Week the committee selects a Best Book, judged on readability and excellence. A celebration and reading with the author usually takes place on a rotating basis at one of the two counties libraries, but is held this year on the historic grounds of Sylvester Manor, where the 367-year Sylvester history described by Ms. Griswold began, and continues as an organic educational farm and inspiring historic cultural resource.
Ms. Griswold will read from her book at 2pm in the Rose Garden, while the manor house will be open for self-guided tours from 1-4pm. Docents will be on hand to answer questions.
This is a free event. We will have copies of Ms. Griswold’s book available for purchase and signing.
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