Levittown: The Birthplace of Suburbia

From the beginning, Levittown had divided opinions. Residents lauded it as a place that allowed them to realize the American Dream when nowhere else would. Critics lambasted it as a sign of terrible times to come. The truth likely lies somewhere in between. Yet despite the dreams and controversy, Levittown endures. With its longevity, it has proven to be both a lasting part of American cultural history and the legacy of the Levitt family.

This exhibit examines the circumstances, people, and methodology that created the historical community out of empty potato fields in Nassau County.