Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, one of America’s first published Black writers, 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.
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.
Guest blogger Katherine Tarascio, a Franklin Square resident and independent scholar, explains why the Franklin Theater (aka Bow Tie Franklin Square Cinemas) is worthy of town landmark designation.
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.