Preservation Long Island has announced The Jupiter Hammon Project, an initiative that aims to expand interpretive and educational programming at the Joseph Lloyd Manor, an 18th-century Long Island manor house owned and operated by Preservation Long Island (PLI). [Read more…] about Jupiter Hammon Project Reflects Long Island Slavery
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30th Annual Long Island Apple Festival
For the past thirty years in the hamlet of Setauket, the last Sunday of September is celebrated with apples, from freshly pressed cider to homemade pies. Preservation Long Island is set to host the 30th Annual Long Island Apple Festival at Sherwood-Jayne Farm in Setauket on Sunday, September 29th, from 11 am to 4:30 pm.
The Festival features continuous activities, special programs and apple-related demonstrations including apple pressing with Johnny Appleseed, live music, old fashioned games and relay races, apple crafts, face painting, pony and hayrides, apple cider tasting, colonial cooking demonstrations, historic house and barn tours, local craft artisans and a variety of festival food and beverages will be available for purchase. [Read more…] about 30th Annual Long Island Apple Festival
Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places
Every other year, Preservation Long Island compiles a list of endangered historic places in need of saving. Sarah Kautz, their Preservation Director, joins The Long Island History Project podcast to discuss the four sites chosen for 2019.
From a family farm in East Patchogue to a life saving station on Fire Island, each of these sites presents a unique case study in Long Island’s history and the many challenges involved in preserving historic structures. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places
Preservation Long Island Historic Houses Now Open
Preservation Long Island’s three historic house museums have opened for the 2019 season. Preservation Long Island maintains and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history. [Read more…] about Preservation Long Island Historic Houses Now Open
Long Island’s 2019 Endangered Historic Places List
Preservation Long Island has announced their 2019 Endangered Historic Places List, consisting of four sites that reflect Long Island’s historic resources and cultural heritage.
Every year 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.
In 2010, Preservation Long Island (formerly the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities), established the Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP) with the goal of raising region-wide support for historic places facing precarious circumstances. [Read more…] about Long Island’s 2019 Endangered Historic Places List
Long Island Endangered Historic Places Sought
Preservation Long Island has announced a call for nominations for their 2019 Endangered Historic Places Program (EHHP).
Preservation Long Island’s Endangered Historic Places Program (EHPP) offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities while learning how to use tools like landmark designation, tax incentives, and public outreach. [Read more…] about Long Island Endangered Historic Places Sought
Culper Spy Day Set For September 15th
The 4th Annual Culper Spy Day, celebrating the members of the Long Island patriot spy ring that helped change the course of the American Revolutionary War, has been set for September 15th, at Sherwood-Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Road, in Setauket on Long Island.
While most Culper Spy Day events highlight the exploits of George Washington’s patriot spies, the Sherwood-Jayne House will give visitors a Loyalist’s view of this time period in Long Island’s history. Local Long Island Tory, William Jayne II, also known as “Big Bill the Tory”, will hold court at the Jayne family home at 55 Old Post Road. [Read more…] about Culper Spy Day Set For September 15th
Discovering Long Island Pottery History Workshop
A hands-on local redware and stoneware pottery workshop, led by pottery expert Anthony Butera Jr. and Preservation Long Island curator Lauren Brincat, has been set for Saturday, March 10th in Cold Spring Harbor, NY.
This workshop will focus on the history of an industry that flourished on Long Island during the 1800s, and will give attendees an opportunity to closely examine ceramics in the collection of Preservation Long Island. [Read more…] about Discovering Long Island Pottery History Workshop
New York’s Gilded Elite on Long Island Lecture
Preservation Long Island has invited the public to an afternoon lecture by curator and decorative arts specialist Jeannine Falino followed by light refreshments and lively discussion.
The lecture, Dilatory Domiciles: New York’s Gilded Elite on Long Island is set for Saturday, January 27, at 4pm, at the Coe Hall at Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, 1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay. [Read more…] about New York’s Gilded Elite on Long Island Lecture
SPLIA Name Changed to Preservation Long Island
The Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, often referred to as SPLIA has changed their name to Preservation Long Island.
The mission of Preservation Long Island is to advance historic preservation island-wide by providing assistance to local groups working in the field, creating educational programs, and publishing extensive research on Long Island’s country houses and related subjects. [Read more…] about SPLIA Name Changed to Preservation Long Island