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Our blog Preservation Long Island: Everything Worth Celebrating is inspired by one of Long Island’s first preservation advocates, the late Barbara Van Liew (1911-2005), whose extraordinary work was rooted in a hearty belief that: “Long Island is the Mesopotamia of this country whence springs everything worth celebrating and protecting in American architecture and culture.” From objects to landscapes, archives to fine art, there’s a lot to celebrate on Long Island and we’ll share it here with you.


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Educate and Elevate: The John and Alice Coltrane Home in Dix Hills

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 […]

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The Life and Works of Jupiter Hammon (1711-before 1806)

Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published black poet, at Joseph Lloyd Manor ever since the house was 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 […]

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Preservation Long Island: Everything Worth Celebrating

Did you know that Jupiter Hammon, one of the first published African American authors, was born and raised in Lloyd Harbor? And, that jazz musician John Coltrane wrote his seminal A Love Supreme at his home in Dix Hills? These are just a few of the fascinating Long Island stories […]