Tag: Stewardship


Assessing and Accessing Preservation Long Island’s Archival Collections

By Lauren Brincat, Curator, Preservation Long Island A cornerstone of Preservation Long Island’s mission is the stewardship of historic sites and collections. When we were founded in 1948, we decided that we would “acquire and maintain…collections of paintings, drawings, and prints; of books, manuscripts, autographs, and photographs; furniture and examples […]


Newly Digitized Images by Port Jefferson Photographer Arthur S. Greene

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!


Custom House

Open for the Season!
July & August: Open 7 days a week, 10:00AM – 5:00PM
September to Columbus Day: Saturday & Sunday, 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Henry Packer Dering, Sag Harbor’s first United States custom master, acquired Custom House in the early 1790s.


Sherwood-Jayne Farm

Open for the Season!
First Saturday of the month, 12PM – 3PM and by appointment: 631-692-4664

The Sherwood-Jayne Farm, landscape, and accessory structures represent a continuum of architectural design, construction, and rural site planning that stretches over two centuries.


Joseph Lloyd Manor

Open for the Season!
Sundays, 1:00PM – 5:00PM and by appointment: 631-692-4664

Completed in 1767 for Joseph Lloyd, the second lord of the Manor of Queens Village, the Joseph Lloyd Manor House was the seat of a 3,000 acre agricultural estate.