Preservation Long Island receives nearly $70,000 in grant awards from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to support our mission-based programs and services in 2023.

NYSCA Regrowth and Capacity grants totaling $20,000 will fund the rehiring of seasonal Museum Educators as our historic house museums reopen (after closing temporarily due to the pandemic) and support audience development by funding the continuation and enhancement of digital programming strategies we initiated during the pandemic.

In addition, we received nearly $50,000 through the renewal of our NYSCA Supportย for Organizations grant for 2023. Funding from this grant supports our core historic preservation and advocacy programs that include the biennial Long Island Endangered Historic Places Program, and Preservation Awards as well as free Advisory Support and Technical Services for all Long Islanders; from historic property owners and businesses to nonprofits and municipalities.

Brenda Simmons (Executive Director, Southampton African American Museum SAAM) and Dr. Georgette Grier-Key (Executive Director, Eastville Community Historical Society) pictured above with the historic marker at Pyrrhus Concer Home Site, a Preservation Long Island 2021 Endangered Historic Place Partner. Image Courtesy of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.