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Guided Tours of Sylvester Manor and Photography Exhibit

July 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Shorecrest provides easy access to Shelter Island, which offers many treasures, including Sylvester Manor Educational Farm. The Manor dates to the 1650’s, and offers an interesting range of events, including guided tours and special exhibits, not-to-be-missed Creekside Concerts, and Shakespeare–this year, Romeo and Juliet. Be sure to check out this fascinating place as part of your Shorecrest stay.

Guided Tours and the Special Exhibit: A Place in Pictures

Explore this extraordinary place with the help of an expert. Even if you’ve already done a tour, come back again to experience the new exhibit, A Place in Pictures. Reservations are recommended as tours can sell out.

From the invention of photography in 1839, Professor Eben N. Horsford (a Manor resident) was fascinated with it. He opened the first Daguerreotype studio in Albany in 1841 and kept up with new technological developments. He and his family sat for numerous studio portraits utilizing new methods, from Tintypes to Carte de Vistes and Cabinet Cards to the use of glass negatives and paper prints. Most of the Horsfords photos, however, are from their Manor time.

Even without the exhibit, exploring the Manor is a back-in-time treat. Be sure to leave time for strolling the beautiful grounds too.


July 7, 2018
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Sylvestor Manor
80 North Ferry Road
Shelter Island, NY 11964 United States
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