Coverage via The New York Times – August 12, 2015
Confronting Slavery at Long Island’s Oldest Estates
Coverage via The New York Times – August 15, 2015
Preservationist spends nights at LI’s former slave dwellings
Joseph McGill, founder of the Slave Dwelling Project (www.slavedwellingproject.org), will travel across Long Island to overnight at three different historic sites. Since 2010 he has slept in about 70 slave dwellings in 14 states and lectures extensively on the preservation of slave dwellings.
Thursday, August 13th, 12:30PM – Lunch & Learn
Joseph McGill will speak about slavery, his experience sleeping in slave dwellings in the north and south, and documenting and preserving slave dwellings in his home state of South Carolina.
Program includes a three course lunch at Mac’s Steakhouse.
HHS/SPLIA Members $40, Non-members $45
Reservations are required, 631-427-7045 ext 404
Thursday, August 13th, 5:30-8:30PM – Garden Reception
In advance of Mr. McGill’s overnight stay, SPLIA invites the public to enjoy tours of the Joseph Lloyd
Manor house and light refreshments in the walled garden.
1 Lloyd Lane, Lloyd Harbor, NY 11743
This event is free but reservations are required, 631-692-4664
Saturday, August 15th, 12:00-3:00PM – Open House
Sylvester Manor invites the public to learn about McGill’s overnight experience in the attic of the
manor house and discuss the lives of the enslaved and indentured people that worked, lived, and died on
80 North Ferry Rd., Shelter Island, NY 11964
Reservations are required for house tours, 631-749-0626
Sunday, August 16th, 11:30AM – Marker/Street Dedication
Southampton Village will host the unveiling of an historic marker and street dedication in front of the
site of the former Pyrrhus Concer Homestead. Mr. McGill will discuss his overnight in the Halsey
Agawam Park, Pond Lane, Southampton Village, NY 11968
Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities
Sylvestor Manor Educational Farm
Eastville Community Historical Society
Huntington Historical Society
Lloyd Harbor Historical Society
Southampton African American Museum
Southampton Historical Museums
Town of Huntington African American Historic Designation Council