The museum frequently offers new and exciting programs such as new gallery exhibitions every Spring and Fall, our “Fridays at Peto” series, featuring guest lecturers with periodic topics of interest, University art student exhibitions, and “A Painting a Day” art course by Abby Ryan. The museum is also featured on the Island Heights Spring Garden Tour, and the Island Heights Holiday House Tour every year! See below for our scheduled events.

Current Exhibition

The Women of Peto

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the Peto Museum of Island Heights will be highlighting the contributions of the Women of Peto, to include his daughter Helen (who was a watercolorist); Peto’s female students (including Emily Perkins); and art and artifacts of other Peto family members. The history of Peto’s granddaughter Joy Smiley’s life growing up in the Studio will also be explored, as will the works of some of the founding members of the Peto Museum – Jean Wetta and Alice Askoff.






POSTPONED Peto Presents…The Courts: Then and Now

3/13/2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM ET

PLEASE NOTEThe Courts Then and Now, scheduled for this Friday evening has been postponed, and will be rescheduled at a later date. Thank you for your support of the Peto.

How has the Judiciary evolved over the years to address emerging social issues, while remaining true to its core values of independence and fairness? With an emphasis on Criminal law, Judge Linda Baxter will discuss changes in the following areas: how juries are selected, the elimination of cash bail, the decision to try a juvenile as an adult, restricting the parole eligibility of violent offenders, the abolition of the death penalty, and efforts to rehabilitate drug-dependent defendants through Drug Court.


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