Are you, like us, among the 11 million people worldwide virtually escaping to the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch? Now you can add a little bit of Long Island history to your virtual home! We’ve specially recreated the 18th-century painted wall decorations from Preservation Long Island’s own Sherwood-Jayne House.
As history unfolds around us, Preservation Long Island seeks to collect objects that tell the diverse stories of Long Islanders living through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preservation Long Island has launched 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. Visit our dedicated Jupiter Hammon website pages for project resources, interactive activities and event schedule.
Your Preservation Long Island membership is important to us so please renew or join today. It validates our mission and helps us to move forward in our efforts to advance greater understanding, celebration, and preservation of Long Island’s cultural heritage.
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 Long Island!
Preservation Long Island’s operations are currently limited to the digital space. Working remotely, our staff will respond to inquiries and service requests during regular business hours. Our website and social media platforms will be updated regularly with digital content and will reflect the most current information about our events, public programs, and historic houses.