Preservation Long Island has been introducing visitors to Jupiter Hammon, America’s first published black poet, at Joseph Lloyd Manor since the house opened to the public in the 1980s. Hammon’s life and writings offer an exceptionally nuanced view of slavery and freedom on Long Island before and after the American Revolution.
Guest Blogger and Preservation Long Island Collections Volunteer, Gary Hammond, explores modernist industrial designer Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild (1898–1985), his collection of early Americana, and his little-known Long Island legacy.
Preservation Long Island is pleased to welcome Kathleen Hennessy, a trustee of the Friends of the Coltrane Home, as a guest contributor. The John and Alice Coltrane Home was named one of Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places in 2011. Soon after, the house appeared on the National Trust’s 11 […]
Old Huntington Firehouse at 235 Main Street is one of the community’s great civic buildings. Unfortunately, its significance as an important site of civic heritage has never been officially recognized.
Among Smithtown’s underappreciated examples of exceptional 20th-century architecture is a house designed by Gustav Stickley. Originally built in 1912 as a private residence for Mr. and Mrs. Frederick J. Wagner, the house has served as a rectory since the mid-20th century.
Preservation Long Island is home to an extraordinary collection of regional artworks and artifacts that document Long Island’s ever changing landscape, its rich history, and the people who have called it home.