This year the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) invited Preservation Long Island to be a member of their Natural Assets and Tourism Work Group. We are pleased to share LIREDC’s 2019 Progress Report.
2019 was a strong year for Preservation Long Island. Our advocacy services empowered an ever-widening range of preservation partners, and 2020 initiatives are underway. We hope you will consider a year-end donation to support our mission to preserve, protect, and celebrate Long Island’s cultural heritage.
Preservation Long Island’s Preservation Director, Sarah Kautz was recognized for her work with the Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest & Ninevah (SANS) Steering Committee’s efforts to preserve the historically African American vacation community. The Committee’s advocacy culminated in the recent listing of the SANS Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
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.
“This book about the life and work of Elias Pelletreau makes the past come alive.” Read Lita Solis-Cohen’s full review of our latest publication, Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith and Entrepreneur, 1726-1810.
Sag Harbor’s SANS Historic District is now officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places!