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03/23/18 4:30pm

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As the hot August night wore on in the attic of the old house, she decided she couldn’t take it anymore.

It was growing more stifling by the minute and in the claustrophobic space made of rough boards, there was a squeaking sound of scurrying mice somewhere in the dark corners and moving across the floor. (more…)

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02/24/17 4:30pm
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO Donnamarie Barnes at Sylvester Manor.

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Donnamarie Barnes at Sylvester Manor.

Donnamarie Barnes unlocked the door of the 18th century house at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm and moved through rooms full of sheeted furniture, aged wallpaper and neat piles of very old books. She addressed the place as if she were visiting an old friend who has been shut-in.

“Hello house!” she said, walking through the rooms, explaining that, “I like to greet the house when I’ve been away for a while.” (more…)

06/17/14 5:44pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Mac Griswold at Sylvester Manor last year.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Mac Griswold at Sylvester Manor last year.

The staff at Sylvester Manor has a big day planned for Saturday, May 17. The Manor and Long Island Reads will co-sponsor a reading and book signing with Mac Griswold, author of “The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island,” selected as the best book for 2014 by Long Island Reads, a joint committee of library professionals from Nassau and Suffolk counties. (more…)

08/08/13 11:38am

PETER BOODY PHOTO | Author Mac Griswold was at Sylvester Manor recently and will be back Sunday, August 17, reading from her book, “The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island.”

Sylvester Manor Educational Farm will host a book reading by Mac Griswold, author of “The Manor: Three Centuries at a Slave Plantation on Long Island,” recently published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux on Saturday, August 17 from 2 to 3 p.m.

After the reading there will be a question and answer session with Ms. Griswold.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

This will be an outdoor event and seating is limited so reservations are required.  The organizers suggest bringing blankets and beach chairs.

RSVP to [email protected]