Edward Lange (1846–1912), was a German American landscape painter who worked in and around Long Island during the 1870s and 1880s. Lange sketched and painted town centers, local businesses, and private residences with precise detail. [Read more…] about Artoberfest! A Celebration of German American Artist Edward Lange
Preservation Long Island
Important historic places across Long Island are threatened by a variety of adverse conditions, from outright demolition to a lack of appreciation for their historic value, or the inability to develop sustainable long-term plans for preservation and stewardship.
Preservation Long Island (formerly the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities), established the biennial Endangered Historic Places Program with the goal of raising region-wide support for historic places facing precarious circumstances. [Read more…] about Long Island Endangered Historic Places Nominations Sought
Preservation Long Island (PLI) has announced they are the recipients of an Inspire! Grant for Small Museums from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). Collecting since its founding in 1948, Preservation Long Island’s diverse and comprehensive collections comprise approximately 3,000 objects and 185 cubic feet of archival materials. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island Receives Collections Care Grant
Preservation Long Island has announced the recipients of their biennial Preservation Awards, which recognize individuals, organizations, and projects that demonstrate extraordinary achievement in fields related to historic preservation on Long Island. [Read more…] about Long Island Preservation Excellence Awards Announced
Preservation Long Island has announced the Art of Edward Lange Project, a collaborative effort to reexamine the life and art of Edward Lange (1846–1912), a German immigrant and prolific landscape painter who worked in and around Huntington, Long Island during the 1870s and 1880s. Lange sketched and painted town centers, local businesses, and private residences. [Read more…] about Art of Edward Lange Project Launched With Website, Events
Jupiter Hammon (1711– ca.1806), was among the first published African American authors whose work was published during their lifetime. He was enslaved by the Joseph Lloyd family in Lloyd Neck, Long Island. [Read more…] about Jupiter Hammon’s An Essay on Slavery (Virtual Screening)
Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places List for 2021 includes seven sites and one district facing a variety of threats from demolition and overdevelopment, to a lack of municipal funding and support for historic preservation in communities throughout the region. [Read more…] about Long Island’s 2021 List of Endangered Historic Places
For over three hundred years, portraits of Elizabeth Tailer Nelson (1667–1734), John Nelson (1654–1734), Henry Lloyd I (1685–1763), and James Lloyd III (1769–1831) remained in the possession of the same family that commissioned them centuries ago. [Read more…] about Facing Slavery: Lloyd Family Portraits in Context
Preservation Long Island has announced a call for nominations for the 2021 Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP). Nominations are open to the public and can be submitted digitally through the EHPP 2021 portal on Preservation Long Island’s website. [Read more…] about Long Island Endangered Historic Places Nominations Sought
Preservation Long Island has announced the United for Libraries Literary Landmark designation for one of its historic properties, Joseph Lloyd Manor, an 18th century manor house in Lloyd Harbor, and a site of Black enslavement.
The designation honors Jupiter Hammon (1711– ca. 1806), one of the earliest published African American writers who composed his most well-known works while enslaved at the manor. [Read more…] about Joseph Lloyd Manor to Receive Literary Landmark Designation