Preservation Long Island

aka Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities Inc   |   Cold Spring Harbor, NY   |  http://preservationlongisland.org/

Mission

Working with Long Islanders to protect, preserve and celebrate our cultural heritage through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections. Our organization was founded in 1948 as the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities in response to intense post-World War II development with a mission to preserve individual historic buildings and artifacts through the creation of house museums. In 2017, we adopted a new name to communicate our core mission more clearly to all Long Islanders. Today, Preservation Long Island continues to support historic preservation in communities across the region while raising awareness about the significance of Long Island's dynamic history and cultural heritage.

Ruling year info

1951

President

Henry C. Clark

Executive Director

Alexandra Parsons Wolfe

Main address

PO Box 148

Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724 USA

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EIN

11-1667763

NTEE code info

Historical Societies & Historic Preservation (A82)

History Museums (A54)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Advocacy

Preservation Long Island has championed the preservation of historic places and neighborhoods throughout the region since 1948, encouraging community-based alternatives to demolition, overbuilding, and civically insensitive redevelopment. This work includes providing technical support and advisory services to individuals and groups engaged in local preservation efforts as well as our list of Endangered Historic Places, which seeks nominations from the public every other year. Our biennial Awards also recognize exemplary achievement in preservation across Long Island.

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Adults

Preservation Long Island's educational programming shares our region's diverse cultural heritage with students. We offer several on-site programs for school groups carefully designed to reinforce Common Core and New York State Next Generation learning standards across grade levels and curriculums. Each of our distinctive historic properties allows students to contextualize classroom topics such as the American Revolution, Slavery, Emancipation, Maps & Globes, Trade, the Constitution, and more.

At Preservation Long Island's gallery, located at our headquarters in Cold Spring Harbor, we connect visitors with the stories of Long Island's remarkable past through changing exhibitions that showcase four centuries of fine and decorative arts, architecture, historic documents, and material culture from across the region.

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Children and youth
Adults

Preservation Long Island owns, maintains, and interprets four historic properties and extensive collections embodying various aspects of our region's distinctive history. Our historic properties include three house museums including Joseph Lloyd Manor (built 1776-7) in Lloyd Harbor, Sherwood-Jayne Farm (ca. 1730) in Setauket, the Custom House (ca. 1790) in Sag Harbor, and Preservation Long Island's headquarters and exhibition gallery in Cold Spring Harbor. Our collections encompass one of the most significant regional assemblages of material culture in New York State, with over 8,000 objects and archival materials ranging from artistic and technological masterworks to documentary imagery and everyday artifacts. Hundreds of these items are available for browsing online at preservationlongisland.historyit.com as part of Preservation Long Island's ongoing digitization project.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Preservation Long Island

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Henry Clark