As history unfolds around us, Preservation Long Island seeks to collect objects that tell the diverse stories of Long Islanders living through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Preservation Long Island has embarked on a project to assess and make accessible collections of photographs, manuscripts, and personal papers. Learn about a project to catalog and digitize the personal papers of our founder, Howard C. Sherwood.
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!
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.