Last year, Preservation Long Island was fortunate to receive a service grant from the Palmer School of Library and Information Science at Long Island University as part of their “Digitizing Local History Sources” Project funded by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation. Hundreds of glass plate negatives taken by Port Jefferson photographer, Arthur Greene, are now available for browsing on our digital collections website!
2019 was a strong year for Preservation Long Island. Our advocacy services empowered an ever-widening range of preservation partners, and 2020 initiatives are underway.
This year the Long Island Regional Economic Development Council (LIREDC) invited Preservation Long Island to be a member of their Natural Assets and Tourism Work Group. We are pleased to share LIREDC’s 2019 Progress Report.
Preservation Long Island’s Preservation Director, Sarah Kautz was recognized for her work with the Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest & Ninevah (SANS) Steering Committee’s efforts to preserve the historically African American vacation community. The Committee’s advocacy culminated in the recent listing of the SANS Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places.
“This book about the life and work of Elias Pelletreau makes the past come alive.” Read Lita Solis-Cohen’s full review of our latest publication, Elias Pelletreau: Long Island Silversmith and Entrepreneur, 1726-1810.
Sag Harbor’s SANS Historic District is now officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places!