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September 2016

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This photographic exhibition looks at personal connections to original works of art. Each historical painting, etching, photograph, map and graphic has played a role in the lives of the men, women and children who are portrayed here. Look at your neighbors

“I believe that old songs have things to say to the modern generation”

                                                                                                     -Jean Ritchie

Jean Ritchie (1922-2015) was an acclaimed folksinger from Kentucky. After marrying photographer George Pickow in 1950, they moved to Port Washington, New York where they lived with their two sons Jon and Peter. A musician, author, teacher, composer, actress and singer Ritchie performed at world renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York and the Royal Albert Hall in London. She has performed alongside some of the best-known names in folk music, including Pete Seeger and Doc Watson.

Researchers interested in consulting archives, or contacting an archivist regarding remote assistance, should register via the access form.

Advanced appointments to access archival collections are to be set up via the access form. Additional requests may be placed by phone (516) 883-4400, X168.

Division staff will determine which materials can be made available for use and when surrogates must be used in lieu of originals.

I grew up in Port Washington in a house full of books, where they were treasured and actually took over some rooms. My family were readers and active library users. When I joined the Friends of the Library in 1986,

Trees are the most important element in the Port Washington streetscape. They make all the difference in the world and I’m a great advocate of planting trees. It was a great project of the Residents for a More Beautiful Port