Jupiter Hammon and Phillis Wheatley were the only two enslaved writers in North America to publish works during the 18th century. Their poetry and prose reflected their deep Christian faiths and contributed to larger discussions about liberty and slavery on both sides of the Atlantic.
The practice of chattel slavery in New York has a long history. Rather than ending enslavement outright, New York enacted a series of gradual emancipation laws that created slow and often complicated paths towards freedom.
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.
An update on the site’s deeper history and noteworthy design.
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.
Preservation Long Island welcomes guest blogger Robert E. Lewis, president of the Setauket-based non-profit Higher Ground Inter-Cultural & Heritage Associates, for an update on the Eato House restoration and a discussion of the site’s fascinating history.