The latest addition to Preservation Long Island’s outstanding collection of regional decorative arts is a rare Queen-Anne-style cherrywood tall-case clock made in eastern Queens County (now Nassau) around 1785 by Quaker craftsman and preacher, Willet Hicks (1765–1845).
Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published black poet, at Joseph Lloyd Manor since the house opened to the public in the 1980s. Hammon’s life and writings offer an exceptionally nuanced view of slavery and freedom on Long Island before and after the American Revolution. […]
Preservation Long Island is pleased to welcome Kathleen Hennessy, a trustee of the Friends of the Coltrane Home, as a guest contributor. The John and Alice Coltrane Home was named one of Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places in 2011. Soon after, the house appeared on the National Trust’s 11 […]
Rapid redevelopment threatens the historical landscape of Sag Harbor’s remarkable SANS community. Learn about the urgent preservation needs of this locally, regionally, and nationally important neighborhood, focusing on the creation of Azurest, the earliest of the three subdivisions, founded by women of color in the late Jim Crow era.
Old Huntington Firehouse at 235 Main Street is one of the community’s great civic buildings. Unfortunately, its significance as an important site of civic heritage has never been officially recognized.
The historic Fordham Mill in Speonk has been thoughtfully restored by its new owner, the John and Elaine Kanas Family Foundation.