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The Long Island History Project

It’s a long island with a long history. Want to hear it? Interviews with historians, scholars, authors and anyone with a story to tell and a passion for this unique region of New York.

Apr 19, 2017

Can vegetables go extinct? Not if the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium (LIRSC) has anything to say about it. They are dedicated to preserving and propagating those crops that few have even heard about, the types of things that have fallen out of favor or been crowded out of today's agricultural landscape.

Today we...

Apr 5, 2017

Frank Knox Morton Pennypacker was many things: author, printer, collector, antiquarian, and...godfather of AMC's hit Long Island historical drama Turn? It was, after all, Pennypacker's diligent research into (and just as diligent promotion of) the Culper Spy Ring in the 1930s that led to a resurgence and...