Along with many northern communities, East Hampton is disconnected from its slave-owning past. By compiling a comprehensive, public list of enslaved persons from the Colonial period to the last recorded enslaved person in East Hampton in 1830, the Plain Sight Project is reconciling with this forgotten history while taking a step to place these people and their stories back into our nation’s founding narrative with in-class outreach to public and private schools.
The Whaling Museum completes phase two of its research using community input to produce an informative, engaging, and user-centered audio guide pilot for its exhibits to strengthen the visitor’s museum experience and increase engagement.
The Glen Cove SAGE Foundation guides city-wide, intergenerational, roundtable conversations on perceptions of growing old in our community and how the humanities can be used to direct positive change on both an individual and institutional level.
In August 2019, in preparation for the reinterpretation of Preservation Long Island’s Joseph Lloyd Manor, an 18th-century site of black enslavement, PLI staff and committees will participate in a facilitated dialogue training that will equip the team with the tools to navigate difficult and contested histories.
The Path Home is a digital traveling exhibition that presents a seminal moment in America’s immigration history—the welcoming of almost three million new Americans through the bipartisan Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986—and highlights its impact on the United States today. The exhibit focuses on the pioneering work of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, whose long history of advocacy for labor, women’s rights, and undocumented workers helped lead to IRCA.