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
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Facing Slavery: Lloyd Family Portraits in Context
Preservation Long Island has announced the gift of a group of important early American portraits from descendants of the Nelson and Lloyd families of Boston and Long Island.
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
Long Island Endangered Historic Places Nominations Sought
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
Joseph Lloyd Manor to Receive Literary Landmark Designation
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
Long Island Indigenous History & Art Virtual Exhibit
Preservation Long Island has announced a new virtual exhibition, Indigenous History & Art at Good Little Water Place, beginning September 3, 2020.
The exhibit features artwork from nine contemporary Indigenous artists, offering a look at the history and on-going relations between Indigenous people and land. [Read more…] about Long Island Indigenous History & Art Virtual Exhibit
The Legacy of Enslavement on Long Island
Preservation Long Island has announced a series of public roundtable events to be streamed as part of The Jupiter Hammon Project. This multi-year initiative aims to expand interpretive and educational programming at the Joseph Lloyd Manor, an 18th century manor house in Lloyd Harbor, and a site of Black enslavement that is owned and operated by Preservation Long Island. [Read more…] about The Legacy of Enslavement on Long Island
Preservation Long Island Offering Racial Bias Virtual Events, Resources
The painful effects of racial bias and the long legacy of slavery are now on full display in our country. While many people live their lives shielded from such brutal realities, others must live them each day; carefully and often wary that any encounter could be fatal.
This different reality is a topic that causes discomfort, pain, and fear. Honest communication about race and the legacy of slavery in America is necessary to initiate change and foster a more equitable society. Conversation alone will not address or repair these issues. What is essential is dialogue towards understanding and empathy. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island Offering Racial Bias Virtual Events, Resources
Long Island Preservation Award Winner Interviews (Podcasts)
The Long Island History Project, in collaboration with Preservation Long Island, hosted a week-long awards ceremony highlighting their 2020 Preservation Award winners.
The five interviews cover projects including 19th century sawmills and Gilded Age mansions, ranging from Seacliff on the North Shore to Oak Beach on the Atlantic. [Read more…] about Long Island Preservation Award Winner Interviews (Podcasts)
Long Island Preservation Awards Announced
Preservation Long Island have announced their biennial Preservation Awards. The awards recognize individuals, organizations, and projects that demonstrate extraordinary achievement in fields related to historic preservation on Long Island. [Read more…] about Long Island Preservation Awards Announced
Preservation Long Island Documenting COVID-19 Pandemic
Preservation Long Island has announced the launch of Preserving the Present – Collecting in the Time of COVID-19, an initiative to build a collection around the art, objects, and stories that uniquely reflect this historic moment, from the experience of Long Island’s healthcare professionals and other essential workers, to COVID-19’s impact on local businesses, workers, and those isolating and creating at home. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island Documenting COVID-19 Pandemic