2022 Preservation Excellence on Long Island

Awardees from Glen Cove, Northport, Southampton Village,

Shinnecock Indian Reservation, Lloyd Harbor and East Hills

are recognized for excellence in historic preservation.


Cold Spring Harbor, NY – Preservation Long Island works with communities throughout our region to protect and celebrate historic places, encouraging excellence in stewardship and advocacy. Our biennial Preservation Awards recognize individuals, organizations, and projects that demonstrate extraordinary achievement in fields related to historic preservation on Long Island.

“This year’s awardees demonstrate not only excellence in historically sensitive design and rehabilitation, they also represent successful historic preservation efforts in a wide range of areas that include public education and access, community-driven leadership, and a commitment to leveraging the municipal process to achieve local preservation objectives,” said Alexandra Wolfe, Preservation Long Island Executive Director.


Preservation Long Island is pleased to announce two Project Excellence Awards

and four Organizational Awards:


Project Excellence:


  • Webb Institute and Bentel & Bentel Architects for historically sensitive design of the Couch Academic Center, a new facility for teaching, learning, and collaboration in Glen Cove.


  • Paul and Catherine Herkovic, historic homeowners, for outstanding stewardship and rehabilitation of the Stanley H. Lowndes House in Northport.


Organizational Excellence:


  • Southampton African American Museum (SAAM) for excellence in education and advocacy for the preservation of Black heritage sites in Southampton Village.


  • Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio for creative community-driven leadership in preserving Ma’s House as a shared art space, studio, and library at the Shinnecock Indian Reservation.


  • Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill Sanctuary & Huntington Historical Society for their innovative approach to public access and stewardship at the Van Wyck-Lefferts Tide Mill.


  • Village of East Hills for leadership in new approaches to local preservation and for achieving a meaningful mitigation of adverse impacts on John Mackay III’s Happy House via environmental review.

Each of the six awardees will be recognized in award presentations and related programming taking place from June and through September. “We are excited to be able to return to showcasing our awardees at in-person events throughout Long Island,” said Sarah Kautz, Preservation Director at Preservation Long Island.  

Southampton African American Museum will be presented with its 2022 Preservation Award at the museum’s Juneteenth Celebration on Saturday, June 18th. Visit saamuseum.org for more information about their Juneteenth program.

Webb Institute and Bentel & Bentel Architects will receive their award at Preservation Long Island’s Annual Benefit Party on Friday, June 24th.  For event information and tickets visit: preservationlongisland.org/2022-benefit

The 2022 Preservation Award event for Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio will take place on Sunday, September 11th at the Preservation Long Island Custom House located on Main Street in Sag Harbor. Event details will be available at preservationlongisland.org.


More Preservation Award events to be announced in the coming weeks. Visit the 2022 Preservation Awards page on our website to learn more about the outstanding achievements of this year’s awardees and for information about upcoming awards-related programming.

Preservation Long Island’s biennial Preservation Awards are made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.


Preservation Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that works with Long Islanders to raise awareness, appreciation, and support for the protection of our shared past through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections.

Preservation Long Island’s preservation advocacy services support the work of our local partners in communities across the region. We offer consultation and strategic guidance for Long Islanders seeking help with local preservation projects, including historic resource surveys, local landmark designation, National Register listing, and restoration or adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Our Local Landmark Law Look-Up Tool provides Long Islanders with an easy way to explore landmark laws in our region.

Preservation Long Island also maintains and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history including:

Joseph Lloyd Manor, Lloyd Harbor

Custom House, Sag Harbor

Sherwood-Jayne Farm, Setauket

Old Methodist Church and Exhibition Gallery, Cold Spring Harbor



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