Happy Independence Day! 

We are pleased to share two fascinating stories from American history with direct connections to Preservation Long Island’s Joseph Lloyd Manor and our Cold Spring Harbor headquarters.

Burr vs. Hamilton: The Long Island Face-off

Like all “Hamilfans”, we are excited about the July 3rd television premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton: An American Musical, the Broadway phenomenon about Alexander Hamilton and his untimely death at the hands of political rival, Aaron Burr. Long before the pair faced off in Weehawken, Hamilton and Burr often dueled each other from opposite sides of the courtroom. Our Curator, Lauren Brincat, and our Preservation Director, Sarah Kautz, recently came across such a case involving our own Joseph Lloyd Manor!

Read all about it in their new blog post: Burr v. Hamilton: A Courtroom Duel over Lloyd’s Neck.

A Rediscovered July 4th Visit 
Lauren and Sarah’s second new blog post: Independence Day 1843 at Cold Spring Harbor’s Old Methodist Church, tells the forgotten story of a visit from the charismatic itinerant preacher, abolitionist and women’s rights activist, Sojourner Truth, who celebrated the 4th of July at Cold Spring Harbor’s Old Methodist Church, now the location of Preservation Long Island’s headquarters and gallery. The blog also includes a video of actress Alfre Woodard’s not-to-be-missed performance of Sojourner Truth’s unforgettable “Ain’t I a Woman” speech!

Preservation Long Island Wishes You a Healthy, Happy & Safe Fourth of July!




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