Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about the many visionary women in Long Island’s history. In this blog read about two African American sisters, one a Brooklyn school teacher and the other an accomplished architect, who founded the Azurest summer community in Sag Harbor.
A distinctive turn-of-the-century Shingle-style church with significant ties to African American history on Long Island.
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.