Longhouse Reserve

Longhouse Reserve displays art and sculpture featuring 16 acres of exhibits, including works by such artists as Sol LeWitt, Yoko Ono, and Willem de Kooning. Groups can come and tour the museum and grounds with a volunteer docent, who will lead them on an inspirational journey that can be connected to almost any academic field or interest. After the tour, group leaders are welcome to use the grounds as a classroom to discuss and engage with the new ideas visitors have gained throughout the tour.
Contact Info 
Address: 133 Hands Creek Rd., East Hampton, New York 11937. Suffolk County. Tel: 631-329-3568. Email: joanne@longhouse.org. Website: www.longhouse.org. Hrs: Vary. 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1-2 hours. Cost: Free.

Museums Fun Facts

Museums are collections - of artifacts, paintings, etc. Talk about what types of collections campers have at home – be they stamps, baseball cards, or other items.

Use this comparison to frame some activities: talk about how museum collections came to be. Who collected and gathered the items on display? Compare this to how campers gathered their own collections at home. Also talk about (both with campers and museum staff) how the exhibits at the museum are arranged – such as the lighting and temperature for a certain exhibit.

Have campers set up a “Trip Museum” back at camp, consisting of items they’ve obtained on field trips; think of it as a group show and tell, where everyone participates and contributes to the collection.