Collecting since its founding in 1948, Preservation Long Island is home to what is recognized as the most significant regional assemblage of material culture in New York State. Both diverse and comprehensive, Preservation Long Island's collections comprise over 8,000 objects and archival materials. Ranging from artistic and technological masterworks, to documentary imagery and everyday artifacts, our collections reveal four centuries of life on Long Island.
Browse hundreds of images from Preservation Long Island's object and archival collections, now available as part of an ongoing digitization project. We will continue to add more to the site, so please check back often. Click here for our Image Rights and Research Policy.