Preservation Long Island: ‘Howard Sherwood: Preserving L.I.’ / 6.8 – 11.18

Preservation Long Island’s New Exhibit Howard Sherwood: Preserving Long Island features highlights from the collection of the founder of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities, including early American paintings, drawings and furniture.

June 8 through November 18, 2018

Preservation Long Island Exhibition Gallery

161 Main St. Cold Spring Harbor, New York

Seventy years ago, the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities was founded. Concerned over intense post-World War II development, and influenced by heightened American patriotism, its early members sought to protect Long Island’s preindustrial past. At the Society’s center was Howard C. Sherwood, a wealthy urban antiquarian who bequeathed to the Society his collection of American antiques and his 18th-century country retreat in Setauket: the Sherwood-Jayne Farm.

As we celebrate our 70th anniversary under a new name, Preservation Long Island, this exhibit honors the legacy of our founder. Howard Sherwood: Preserving Long Island showcases highlights from his collection, and through his personal archive, explores the people, places, and ideas that inspired his passion for early Americana and the creation of an organization dedicated to preserving Long Island’s history.


Howard Sherwood: Preserving Long Island Exhibit Hours:

Thursdays through Sundays, 12pm–4pm

June 8th to November 18, 2018

Exhibit Opening Reception: Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 5pm (Free)

Curator’s Gallery Talk: Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 2pm (Tickets Required)

For more exhibit information and to register for related events please visit our website: or call 631-692-4664 (Mon.-Fri., 9-5) 


Long Island

Preservation Long Island is a not-for-profit organization that works with Long Islanders to raise awareness, appreciation, and support for the protection of our shared past through advocacy, education, and the stewardship of historic sites and collections.

Preservation Long Island maintains and interprets historic sites and collections that embody various aspects of Long Island’s history including:

Joseph Lloyd Manor, Lloyd Harbor

Sherwood-Jayne Farm, Setauket

Custom House, Sag Harbor



AAQ Resource: Austin Patterson Disston Architects 


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