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 […]
Stay current with the latest news about Preservation Long Island’s preservation and advocacy work. Our newsletters have raised awareness about Long Island’s historic places and the efforts made to preserve them since 1957.
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!
2019 was a strong year for Preservation Long Island. Our advocacy services empowered an ever-widening range of preservation partners, and 2020 initiatives are underway.
This year the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) invited Preservation Long Island to be a member of their Natural Assets and Tourism Work Group. We are pleased to share LIREDC’s 2019 Progress Report.
Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published black poet, 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.