Preservation Long Island’s gallery for changing exhibitions is located at its headquarters inside a former Methodist-Episcopal church constructed in 1842 on Main Street in Cold Spring Harbor. Annual exhibitions explore Long Island’s remarkable past and showcase a collection of fine and decorative art, architecture, and material culture.

Exhibitions, Past Exhibits

Past Exhibit: Collecting Long Island

In 1976, SPLIA curator, Dean Failey, mounted the first exhibition to explore Long Island’s rich and often puzzling decorative arts heritage. More than forty years later, its groundbreaking discoveries continue to inspire and inform. Collecting Long Island follows the continued efforts of collectors to expand our knowledge of Long Island’s […]

Exhibitions, Past Exhibits

Past Exhibit: #MyLongIslandLandmarks

Curated by Franklin Hill Perrell of the Artful Circle with special thanks to Debra Wells #MyLongIslandLandmarks, was inspired by an Instagram hashtag. We reached out to the community asking for depictions of favorite Long Island landmarks so that people would think about Long Island as a place of history and […]