Long Island Historical Societies Newsfeed

June 15, 2020


This newsfeed is provided by Long Island Historical Societies and its membership.  It is sent twice a month, on or about the 1st and the 15th of each month.  


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Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Reimbursement Operating Support 2020

To counter the financial impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Long Island’s historic stewards the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has created Reimbursement Operating Support 2020 (ROS2020).  ROS2020 grants are available to all eligible Long Island’s historic mission based 501c3 organizations.  These awards are for reimbursement for institutional expenses incurred from March through May of 2020.  Awards will be $1,000 to $2,000.

Applications are being accepted to 4:00 PM, June 30, 2020.

Details and application procedure instruction are available here:

RDLGF Reimbursement Operating Support 2020

and the application is available here:

RDLGF COVID-19 GOS2020 Application


This year’s annual June Path Through History Weekend (PTHW) will be a virtual event, starting June 15 and running through July 4. 

Many members of our historic community are currently offering online virtual content, and we urge you to submit these experiences as PTHW events. The PTHW website and submission page will be updated shortly to reflect the new virtual programming, and you will be alerted when that work is completed. Once the submission page is live, we will be accepting submissions of online experiences that will be available anytime between June 15 and July 4, and approving qualified events that are submitted through July 2. 

QUESTIONS? Call us at 914.592.6726 or email pthweekend@iloveny.com 



The NYSCA/GHHN Conservation Treatment Grant Program is a partnership of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and GHHN that provides support for treatment procedures to aid in stabilizing and preserving objects held in collections of museums, historical, and cultural organizations in New York State. The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation has provided additional dedicated support for conservation treatment projects in Nassau and Suffolk counties. The work must be performed by, or under direct supervision of, a professional conservator.  

To access the application portal, and for more information on the application process, grant guidelines, and listings of past grantees please visit our website:





Temporary Changes Due To The Covid-19 Pandemic

Covid-19, also known as The Novel CoronaVirus, has changed many facets of our lives by necessity.  

For the time being, we will only list online or virtual programs and events that are submitted by the membership.




Three Village Historical Society

Virtual Founders Day Tour Series with Historian Bev Tyler

Every Monday, now through June 22nd

Virtual tour of local explorations in the Town of Brookhaven Settlement area.  Every Monday on the TVHS website


Throw Back Thursday True Tales Virtual Series

Every Thursday, 4 pm Live on Facebook at


Join Margo Arceri live on facebook as she reads Kate Wheeler Strong’s True Tale stories from the early days of Long Island. This program will continue until we are able to have in-person tours. Videos will be posted on TVHS.org for later viewing if you miss the live event.


Preservation Long Island

2020 Awards for Preservation Excellence on Long Island

Awardees from Sag Harbor, Sea Cliff, Babylon, Remsenburg and Oakdale are recognized for excellence in historic preservation.


Where in Huntington is Karl? The Game!

Now – June 29, 2020

Participants who identify all historic site images correctly each week will receive one entry in a drawing to win a set of local Huntington history books, and a bottle of hand sanitizer. Register online to play.



Historian Stories Series: Town of Islip

Friday, June 26, 2020

This week’s episode features a virtual visit with the Islip Town Historian, George J. Munkenbeck. Zoom registration.



Preserving the Present – Collecting in the Time of COVID-19

Now through ongoing

Preservation Long Island seeks to collect objects that tell the diverse stories of Long Islanders living through the COVID-19 pandemic





Three Village Historical Society

Virtual Storytelling Bench Tour

Starting Friday, July 3rd

Friday, July 3rd:  Zachariah Greene with TVHS Historian,Bev Tyler

Friday, July 24th: Kate Strong with Tri-Spy Tours,Margo Arceri

Friday, August 14th:  Thomas Hodgkins and Emma Clark with TVHS Historian, Bev Tyler and TVHS Education Director, Donna Smith

This series is free for all and no pre-registration is required. The series can also be viewed at a later date.




AAQ / Resource

Plum Builders — Live the Modern Barn Lifestyle