Thank You and Happy New Year!


As 2021 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to express our gratitude for all that we have accomplished with your support this past year. We are pleased to share a few highlights:

  • Kicked the year off by expanding virtual offerings to include our first-ever Long Island History Trivia Night and additional episodes of our popular Historian’s Stories webinar series.
  • Selected eight historic sites to receive our advisory services and showcased them with the 2021 Endangered Historic Places Virtual Event Series.
  • When it was safe to do so, we welcomed visitors back to our gallery for the Facing Slavery: Reframing the Lloyd Family Portraits exhibition and gathered for a few in-person events including the Sea Shanties and Beer maritime history experience at the Custom House and the Celebration of Modernism Restored insider tour and cocktail party at the TWA Flight Center.
  • Launched the Art of Edward Lange Project to enrich our understanding of late nineteenth-century Long Island using a collection of historic paintings and drawings.
  • Embarked on Phase II of the Jupiter Hammon Project to develop a more relevant and equitable interpretation of Joseph Lloyd Manor, one of Preservation Long Island’s historic houses and a site that enslaved generations of people of African descent.
  • Continued maintenance projects at our four historic properties including painting the Old Methodist Church (1842), which serves as our headquarters building.

We are also delighted to report that the steeple bell was restrung and after a long period of silence, and nearly 120 years since it first called the congregation to a prayer meeting, it sounds again on Main Street. Click HERE to watch, listen and ring in the new year!

Thank you once again for helping us make a difference in the way people understand their place in history. We wish you and your family a healthy and happy 2022!


Preservation Action Alert!

Please join us in supporting the preservation of Belgrave Motors, a historic place in the Village of Thomaston threatened by demolition. The Village Landmarks Preservation Commission will meet to consider local landmark designation for the site. Public participation is welcome via Zoom or phone:
Village of Thomaston
Landmark Preservation Commission
January 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
Zoom Webinar link:
Telephone: 646-558-8656






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