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March 11, 2016 | RDLGF Grant of $135,000 Supports Restoration of Vanderbilt Marine Collection

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum has just received a grant of $135,000 from The Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation to support the restoration of the museum’s extensive marine collection, the largest privately assembled collection of sea specimens from the pre-atomic-era.

Jennifer Attonito, executive director of the foundation, said, “The Vanderbilt Museum is a Long Island gem and a major anchor of local history. We are proud to help preserve this valuable collection to benefit museum visitors and to help raise awareness of Long Island’s heritage.”

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Photo: Vanderbilt Marine Museum, first floor. Photo Credit: Vanderbilt Museum.

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