Preservation Long Island and the Long Island Museum have teamed up to host “Baseball on the Farm” featuring an authentic 19th-century baseball game with the New York Mutuals against the Brooklyn Atlantics. With live music, games, prizes, food and more, this free, one-day special event will take place on the grounds of historic Sherwood-Jayne Farm in East Setauket, Long Island, New York. [Read more…] about A Day of Vintage Baseball on Long Island
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Preservation Long Island, a regional not-for-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation on geographic Long Island, is celebrating its 75th year in operation. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary
Preservation Long Island (PLI) and the Huntington Historical Society (HHS) have announced “Blanket Statements: Long Island’s Early Weaving Industry,” and “From Farm to Fabric: Early Woven Textiles on Long Island,” a two-venue exhibition focusing on Long Island‘s early textile industry set to open to the public on Thursday, May 25th.
The program is part of Preservation Long Island’s ongoing work with the Jupiter Hammon Project to explore the site’s complicated history and the life of America’s first known published African American poet, Jupiter Hammon (1711-before 1806), one of the many people of African descent enslaved at the site. [Read more…] about Jupiter Harmon Project, Joseph Lloyd Manor Tours
Advocates for the measure are urging readers to contact their state legislators to act swiftly to pass the New York State Unmarked Burial Site Protection Act (2023-S630) and send it to the Governor before the legislative session ends in June. [Read more…] about Advocates: Pass The Unmarked Burial Site Protection Act
During the 1970s, staff at Preservation Long Island launched the first major effort to document all the known Long Island works by the artist Edward Lange who depicted local communities with precise detail during the 1870s and 80s. [Read more…] about Edward Lange Long Island Artworks Sought For Research
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
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