In honor of the life and work of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Preservation Long Island is partnering with St. John’s Episcopal Church and the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island’s Youth and Young Adult Ministries for the congregation’s 2020 MLK Day of Service on
Monday, January 20, 2020, from 10 AM – 12:30 PM. POSTPONED DUE TO SNOW COVER–NEW DATE TBA.
We will address urgent preservation needs at the Harbor Road Burying Ground, a historic long-neglected cemetery used by generations of Cold Spring Harbor’s diverse milling and whaling community and owned by St. John’s Church.
Two professional archaeologists, Dr. Allison McGovern (Senior Archaeologist, VHB Engineering) and Sarah Kautz (Preservation Director, Preservation Long Island) will work together with volunteers to document the Harbor Road Burying Ground. Volunteers may assist in the following activities: mapping the cemetery, recording graves, and grave markers, completing site forms, taking photos, cleaning grave markers, and cutting invasive vines.
Co-sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island’s Youth and Young Adult Ministries, this event is part of ongoing work to preserve the burying ground with partners that include the Town of Huntington African American Historic Designation Commission, the Long Island NAACP, the Town of Huntington Historian, the Oyster Bay Historical Society, Raynham Hall, and Preservation Long Island.