Guest Blogger and Preservation Long Island Collections Volunteer, Gary Hammond, explores modernist industrial designer Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild (1898–1985), his collection of early Americana, and his little-known Long Island legacy.
Journalist and suffragist, Mary L. Booth’s many accomplishments include becoming one of the first female reporters for the New York Times and later the founding editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Read more about this fascinating woman from Yaphank, Long Island.
Celebrate Women’s History Month by learning about the many visionary women in Long Island’s history. In this blog read about two African American sisters, one a Brooklyn school teacher and the other an accomplished architect, who founded the Azurest summer community in Sag Harbor.
A distinctive turn-of-the-century Shingle-style church with significant ties to African American history on Long Island.
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).
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. […]