In 2014, the Society recognized Ms. Natalie Naylor for her immense contribution to the preservation of Long Island’s intangible heritage. As a teacher at Hofstra University and the Director of the Long Island Studies Institute, she has enriched the lives of students and laypeople alike. Her dedicated scholarship has yielded several conferences and publications on the subject, and since her retirement in 2000, she continues to advance the study of Long Island history as a speaker at historical societies and libraries, a consultant to several Long Island museums, and as the editor of the Nassau County Historical Society Journal.