The Preservation League of New York State has announced a virtual presentation set for Thursday, August 27th, looking at the historically African American vacation community of Sag Harbor Hills, Azurest & Ninevah Subdivions (SANS), its place in the context of other historically African American beach communities, what their unique challenges are, and what is being done to protect them.
SANS is listed on both the New York State and National Registers of Historic Places, but it is threatened by deterioration and insensitive development. SANS is currently one of the League’s Seven to Save – a biennial list of endangered historic sites in New York State.
This talk will begin at 4 pm, and will be moderated by Erin Tobin, Vice President for Policy & Preservation, Preservation League of NYS. Panelist include Donnamarie Barnes, Curator & Archivist, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm; Malcolm Cammeron, PhD student at the University of Virginia; Dr. Georgette Grier-Key, Executive Director and Curator, Eastville Community Historical Society; Andrew Kahrl, Professor of History and African American Studies at the University of Virginia, Author of The Land Was Ours: How Black Beaches Became White Wealth in the Coastal South; and Renee V. H. Simons, President, SANS Sag Harbor.
For more information or to register, click here.
The Future of Preservation Webinar Series is an ongoing series of ongoing panel discussions and presentations that will look to the future of historic preservation. Through a wide variety of topics, these free webinars will bring together a diverse group of speakers who interact with the preservation field. More webinars will be announced in the coming months.
More information can be found online.