Work with us behind the scenes! Due to popular demand, a new date has been added.

Preservation Long Island invites you to contribute to a new interpretation of Joseph Lloyd Manor, one of our historic house sites where Jupiter Hammon (1711–ca. 1806), the first known published African American poet, was enslaved and wrote powerfully about liberty and freedom following the Revolutionary War.

Education Director Andrew Tharler will lead groups through several new installations that are intended to engage creativity, spark dialogue, and promote understanding of Long Island’s complicated past. Currently, these installations are all prototypes, first drafts that will continue to change with the input of stakeholders and community members. Your feedback will play a vital role in shaping how we interpret Long Island’s history for the public!

Where: Joseph Lloyd Manor
1 Lloyd Lane, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11724
When: February 22 and March 2
Sessions available at 10:00am or 1:00pm each day and last about 1.5 hours. Space is limited to ensure all participants can meaningfully contribute.

This program is part of the the ongoing Jupiter Hammon Project, a major initiative to develop a more relevant and equitable interpretation of Joseph Lloyd Manor, one of Preservation Long Island’s historic houses and a site that enslaved generations of people of African descent.