Sag Harbor’s SANS community and Elmhurst’s African American Burial Ground are among the Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save 2020-2021.” Thanks to the League for bringing statewide attention to these at-risk historic places on geographic Long Island! And bravo to all the local advocates, including the Eastville Community […]
Preservation Long Island announces the launch of a major initiative to reinterpret the 18th-century Joseph Lloyd Manor, where Jupiter Hammon (1711–ca.1806), one of the first published African American authors was enslaved and wrote powerfully about the social and moral conflicts slavery raised in the newly formed United States.
Our Curator, Lauren Brincat, gave Newsday a tour of Joseph Lloyd Manor in Lloyd Harbor, where Jupiter Hammon, one of the 18th century’s most important literary voices, rose from slavery to become the first African-American poet to be published in the United States. Read the article and watch Lauren’s guided tour of the house.
UPDATE! In 2019, after years of neglect and little dialogue with community members, the owner of the marina property located at the former American Venice Administration Plaza/Laguna San Marco sold it to Angelo Costanza of Blue Marlins Boats. With support from the American Venice Civic Association, Mary Cascone (Babylon Town […]
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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!