Last year, Preservation Long Island was fortunate to receive a service grant from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University as part of their “Digitizing Local History Sources” Project funded by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Hundreds of glass-plate negatives taken by Port Jefferson photographer, Arthur Greene, are now available for browsing on our digital collections website!
Preservation Long Island joins the Peconic Land Trust and others to support plans to establish a center for writing, conservation, and Zen at the influential author’s Sagaponack homestead.
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 is proud to be the steward of a robust collection of decorative arts and material culture that reveal life on Long Island long ago. Guest blogger and volunteer, Gary Hammond, explores the history behind one intriguing object in our collection.