Edward Lange’s “Huntington Brown Brothers Huntington Pottery” just returned from conservation! Learn about the treatment and history of this important painting of one of Long Island’s oldest and largest potteries.
Art & Artifacts
Preservation Long Island has embarked on a project to assess and make accessible collections of photographs, manuscripts, and personal papers. Learn about a project to catalog and digitize the personal papers of our founder, Howard C. Sherwood.
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 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.
The latest addition to Preservation Long Island’s outstanding collection of regional decorative arts is a rare Queen-Anne-style cherrywood tall-case clock made in eastern Queens County (now Nassau) around 1785 by Quaker craftsman and preacher, Willet Hicks (1765–1845).
Curator Lauren Brincat takes a close look at items in Preservation Long Island’s collections connected to members of the Culper Spy Ring.