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LIU Post Art Professor Joan Harrison Co-Authors History Book “Locust Valley”


Rita Langdon,Associate Provost and Director of Public Relations & Marketing
Long Island University, LIU Post

Images of America Locust ValleyThe storied history of Locust Valley is available in a new book curated by LIU Post Art Professor Joan Harrison and community archivist Amy Dzija Driscoll. The book, "Locust Valley," contains more than 200 vintage images of the beautiful hamlet located on the North Shore of Long Island. With its natural beauty, great estates and elite clubs, Locust Valley and the surrounding villages of Lattingtown, Matinecock and Mill Neck became a playground of the famous and cultured from the 1880s to the early 1950s.

The book features the grounds, estate and images of notable residents, including H.P. Davison, Frank Nelson Doubleday, and internationally renowned artists Ray Johnson and Elizabeth Shoumatoff.

Harrison is a professor of art and photography at LIU Post (formerly known as the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University), and author of "Glen Cove" and "Glen Cove Revisited." Amy Dzija Driscoll is the archivist and secretary of the Locust Valley Historical Society and trustee of the Locust Valley Library.

Together, they have compiled a rich selection of images from archives of the Locust Valley Historical Society, the Underhill Society and numerous other archives and family albums. Herb Schierhorst, president of the Locust Valley Historical Society and a descendant of the Southard family, contributed the introduction.

Professor Harrison will host a book signing for her three books, "Locust Valley," "Glen Cove" and Glen Cove Revisited" at Barnes & Noble in Manhasset on September 20 from 7-9 p.m. Professor Harrison and Amy Dzija Driscol will present a lecture and book signing at the North Shore Historical Museum at Matinecock Friends Meeting House in Locust Valley on October 27 at 12 noon.

The 128-page "Locust Valley" book is available through Arcadia Publishing at

Posted 06/18/2012

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