Preservation reports provide specific information and insight into developing preservation issues and important historic sites on Long Island. These reports are available to interested individuals, preservation groups, municipalities, and the press.
Our newsletter Preservation Notes was initiated in 1957, and is intended to raise awareness for the irreplaceable historic environments that comprise Long Island’s heritage, and the efforts made to preserve them.
Preservation Long Island’s long tradition of publication has contributed significantly to fostering a greater understanding and appreciation of Long Island’s cultural heritage. Through the development of studies, catalogues, and monographs, the Society provides an opportunity to explore salient themes in regional history through a variety of subjects including architecture, design, and decorative arts.
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.