Reinterpreting Joseph Lloyd Manor
Join Us Behind-the-Scenes
Two Dates Only: February 17th or February 22nd

Your voice is crucial! We are testing out new installations in Joseph Lloyd Manor, one of our historic house sites where Jupiter Hammon (1711–ca. 1806), the first known published African American poet, was enslaved and wrote powerfully about liberty and freedom following the Revolutionary War.

These installations are meant to encourage dialogue and spark creativity, as we shine a light on the history of Joseph Lloyd Manor’s enslaved community. Come experience these new installations and share your thoughts as we work towards presenting a more inclusive and critical account of Long Island’s complicated past.


Where: Joseph Lloyd Manor
1 Lloyd Lane, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11724
Cost: FREE

Dates: Saturday, February 17 or Thursday, February 22, 2024
Times: Sessions are available at 10:00 am or 1:00 pm each day and last about 1.5 hours. (Registration required. Space is limited to ensure all attendees can meaningfully participate).

Register Here


New Blog Post!
Inventorying Preservation Long Island’s Objects Collection

Collections Project Assistant, Alyson Katz, shares her experience inventorying Preservation Long Island’s collection of over 3,000 objects—paintings, textiles, furniture, and other artifacts at four sites across Long Island, from Cold Spring Harbor to Sag Harbor!

This project was supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Inspire! Grants for Small Museums program.

Click below to find out what some of Alyson’s favorite objects were,

and to learn why up-to-date inventories are essential for museums.

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Note to Registered Community Quilt

Project Participants

Attention Community Quilt Project participants, please be aware of the following important dates:

February 26: Deadline – Turn in your completed blocks to North Shore Quilting and Fiber Art at the store or by mail.

February 29: Piecing Day: Volunteers will piece the blocks together into a quilt top.

For participant questions about submitting finished blocks, please contact the quilt block sponsor: North Shore Quilting & Fiber Art. (The Community Quilt Project is sold out, we are not accepting new participants).

This project is part of a series of community programs in support of the Smithsonian traveling exhibition, Voices and Votes: Democracy in America, opening at our Exhibition Gallery in March 2024 (more details about the Exhibition coming soon)!


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