Big Bill is Back!

Preservation Excellence Award Celebration

Paint & Sip

Call for Endangered Historic Places Nominations
& More News!


William Jayne “Big Bill the Tory” returns to  Sherwood-Jayne House to share the other side of the story about George Washington’s pesky band of renegade spies!

When: Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:30am – 3:30pm
Tours begin at 11:00 AM and run on the half-hour with the final tour at 3:00 PM
Where: Sherwood-Jayne Farm, 55 Old Post Road, Setauket
Tickets: $5 General Admission; FREE for Members and Children 5 & under
Join us at the Custom House for Harborfest 2022 
September 10 &11, 2022

The Custom House will be open for guided tours on Saturday, September 10 at 1 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm (tour registration button below).On Sunday, we will present the 2022 Preservation Award for Organizational Excellence to Ma’s House, a non-profit BIPOC art studio, library, and space for community learning located on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation. Works by Ma’s House resident artists will be on view from 1 pm to 5 pm and the Custom House will be open to the public. 


A property of Preservation Long Island, the Custom House was the home of one of Sag Harbor’s first United States custom masters, Henry Packer Dering, and his family. Guided tours bring to life the bustling history of this seafaring community and the Derings’ place in it. Advance registration is recommended.

Recreate a historic Long Island landscape at a paint-and-sip experience on the grounds of Sherwood-Jayne Farm!

The Paint-Out! supports The Art of Edward Lange Project, an ongoing initiative to dive deeply into the life and work of Long Island landscape artist Edward Lange (1846-1912).

Full art kits, wine and snacks included!
Tickets: $30 members; $35 non-members
Our Endangered Historic Places Program offers Long Islanders an opportunity to advocate for preservation priorities in their communities. Nominations are open to the public and due November 1, 2022
Submit Your Nomination Here


Inspire! Grant Award

Received for Collections Inventory Project

We are pleased to announce that we are the recipients of a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that will fund collections management enhancements for our permanent collection and help to expand public access to art and artifacts that reveal life on Long Island across four centuries.

View: Institute of Museum and Library Services Inspire! Grant


Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts Course

Features Instructors from Preservation Long Island

Curator, Lauren Brincat and Properties Manager, Mark Agosta will be among the expert guest instructors presenting at a virtual course this fall that will examine collections housekeeping through a holistic lens.

Course Description & Registration







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