Explore, in-person or virtually, the interwoven stories of the Lloyd family, the family of Jupiter Hammon, and chattel slavery in what would become the United States. Our Exhibition Gallery is open Friday to Sunday from 11am-4pm.
Artwork from nine contemporary Indigenous artists centers this exhibition, offering an inquisitive look at the history and on-going relations between Indigenous people and land.
Part of the international exhibition, Art Off-Screen, Reposition Relocation is a FREE outdoor contemporary art installation on view in Sag Harbor inspired by historic furnishings at the Custom House.
Featuring highlights from Preservation Long Island’s collections, this exhibition dives into the facts (or lack thereof) behind popular myths and misconceptions about early American life often encountered at historic house museums.
Seventy years ago, SPLIA was founded. At its center was Howard C. Sherwood, a wealthy urban antiquarian who bequeathed to the Society his collection of American antiques and the 18th-century Sherwood-Jayne Farm.
In 1976, SPLIA curator, Dean Failey, mounted the first exhibition to explore Long Island’s rich decorative arts heritage. More than forty years later, its groundbreaking discoveries continue to inspire and inform. Collecting Long Island follows the continued efforts of collectors to expand our knowledge of Long Island’s complex material past.