Confronting Slavery at Joseph Lloyd Manor

How can Preservation Long Island best engage Joseph Lloyd Manor visitors with Jupiter Hammon’s story, the region’s history of enslavement, and segregation on Long Island today?

At this final roundtable, a panel of museum professionals and historic site interpreters will address the lessons learned from the previous two sessions. Discussions will explore how historic sites, like Joseph Lloyd Manor, can effectively engage audiences with difficult historical narratives, and encourage responsible, rigorous, and relevant dialogues about the region’s history of enslavement and its lasting effects on our society today.

Moderated panel discussions will be followed by a series of break-out sessions, allowing participants to reflect on and respond to the conversation. Lunch on your own.

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. 

**Preservation Long Island is closely monitoring government regulations and the unfolding COVID-19 crisis. This event will occur on October 24, 2020, but may be presented in a digital format. Please check back for updated information.**


George Weir Barn
41 Lloyd Harbor Rd,
Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743

October 24, 2020
8:30 AM–4:00 PM

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This program is hosted by the Lloyd Habor Historical Society and Preservation Long Island. Founded in 1974, the Lloyd Harbor Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the 1711 Henry Lloyd Manor House, the birthplace of Jupiter Hammon; the George Weir Barn; and the surrounding gardens and grounds. 

Program Moderator

Cordell Reaves serves as the Historic Preservation and Interpretation Analyst with the NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, developing educational programming and events that enable sites to tell complete and inclusive stories. His research interests cover a broad swath of New York State history, including colonial slavery, the Underground Railroad, the anti-slavery movement, and the Great Migration.

Expert Panelists

Dina Bailey, Director of Methodology and Practice, International Coalition of Sites of Conscience. She works with organizations and communities interested in connecting the past and present in order to recognize past injustices, activate present potential, and build inclusive futures.
Jessa Krick, Historic Hudson Valley’s Associate Director of Collections, served as a lead researcher for People Not Property: Stories of Slavery in the Northern Colonial North. Ms. Krick brings in-depth knowledge of HHV’s successful efforts to share the stories of Caesar, Abby and other enslaved men, women, and children at Philipsburg Manor and Van Cortlandt Manor.
Joseph McGill, Founder, Slave Dwelling Project. He is a reenactor and descendant of the enslaved who has reached ninety sites, engaging with diverse audiences at historic places through programs, lectures, and spending nights in former slave dwellings.


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