Read about the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills in the Associated Press Article of November 2, 2103.
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Sept 2, 2012
Text Courtesy of The Poughkeepsie Journal
(The Coltrane Home) has been selected as one of 200 most-significant sites in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York Path Through History, a statewide road map that ties historically- and culturally-significant sites, locations and events throughout the state.
This new effort to highlight New York’s heritage aims to not only showcase the state’s history and cultural significance, but also to promote tourism and economic development in communities around the state.
Cuomo formally unveiled the initiative Tuesday at the “Path Through History” conference at the Empire State Plaza.
At the conference, Cuomo announced that the state will allocate $1 million to jump-start 10 regional heritage tourism marketing plans.
In addition, Cuomo unveiled proposed new road signs to be installed on major state highways to promote sites from New York’s history and previewed a new website that will offer additional information on the sites.
The Path Through History will be marked by signs along the New York State Thruway and other major arteries to direct travelers to historic sites.
Please note that the Coltrane Home is not open to the public at this time but we are very grateful for the important designation.
We are so excited here at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library to be part of the effort to restore the last home of the brilliant John Coltrane. John lived here in Dix Hills and it was in this house that he composed “A Love Supreme,” one of his best-known and most beloved works. The first step will be a computer in the library dedicated to a large Coltrane collection of music and pictures, suitable for students, scholars or just the casual user. In the fall, the library will be part of an educational music program that will feature John’s son Ravi, and saxophonists David Liebman and Joe Lovano.
We share Steve’s dream of bringing life back to the house, fill it with children learning about jazz and how a musician lived his life in suburbs, and to inspire visitors with John Coltrane’s deep spirit and soul, which can still be felt when you walk through the rooms.
Hello Everyone !!
Thanks for visiting our new website for the Coltrane Home in Dix Hills, NY !! We have updated the original website which you may know from www.dixhills.com. That website was created at the start of our grass roots efforts to save the Coltrane home from demolition in 2004. This website was very useful in helping us save the home but we have decided to “bring it up to date” and focus on making it more interactive, through our blog, with posts on the latest news, information, educational programs and how we can use your help.
As you know, the home was saved from demolition but we still have a long way to go to restore it and open it to the public. Stay tuned for more information and details … Steve
I’m a librarian at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library. We first heard about Steve Fulgoni’s efforts to save the Coltrane home in our community of Dix Hills about a year ago and were eager to help. Our first step was to start this blog and ask Steve to keep us all updated on the progress he’s made. Please feel free to comment, offer help and ideas. Take a look at the tabs on top to learn more about Steve’s efforts.