Historic Preservation for Long Island Communities: Greater Smithtown

Explore how historic places are protected and ways to get involved in supporting historic preservation in your community. The discussion will focus on the community of Greater Smithtown.

Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Smithtown Library Building – Meeting Room A

What is historic preservation? Why is it important? Who is responsible for it? What designates a property as historic? Is a property protected from demolition or redevelopment if it is deemed historic? Can a historic property be altered, renovated, or repurposed? The preservation of local historic sites and properties can often be a complicated process, raising questions like these and many others.

Join Sarah Kautz, Preservation Director at Preservation Long Island, Long Island’s regional historic preservation organization, as she demystifies the process and explains how historic places are designated and protected, cites specific local examples, and shares ways to get involved in supporting preservation efforts in the community.

 This program is generously hosted by the Smithtown Library.