SI Scenery Book & Film
With support from the Staten Island Foundation, Historic Richmond Town and the Staten Island Museum have teamed up to publish a book and produce a film that celebrates the beauty of Staten Island throughout the centuries.
Released in December 2013, Staten Island Scenery 1679-1900: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs by Barnett Shepherd, a rich, picturesque tabletop volume that features scenic vistas of the Island, the Manhattan skyline and the busy New York harbor.
Watch out! Big Improvements Coming!
We often receive calls, cards and emails from friends and other well-meaning folks who want to know why we haven't repaired this building, conserved that historic home or fixed up a certain part of our sites. Of course, the primary reason is money. It costs to keep American history alive. Even with all the popular events we produce and tightly monitored finances, it takes extra funds to run a museum that sits on over 100 acres on four sites with over 30 original historic structures dating back centuries.