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About Us

John M. Collins- A career preservationist. In addition to his business as an architectural historian and preservation consultant, he has served as a director of  both the Roslyn Landmarks  and Huntington Historical Societies and as a curator at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. He currently serves as a Trustee of the Old First Presbyterian Church in Huntington... is President of the Board of Trustees, Friends of Raynham Hall, in Oyster Bay and is on the Town of Oyster Bay Landmarks Preservation Commission.

Cynthia B. Clark- A fourth-generation Huntingtonian and historic preservation buff, Ms. Clark has been an advocate of saving the farm since October 2011. She learned shortly thereafter that her grandmother had been a friend of Marion Carll. She is a restoration specialist primarily working in both textiles and leather and has done work for Christie's Fine Art Services as well as both The Neue Gallery and Fraunces Tavern Museums in NYC.

Jim "Zak" Szakmary- A Vietnam veteran, Zak serves on the board of the Long Island Historical Societies (LIHS), is currently a docent at the William Floyd Estate  in Mastic Beach, is a research assistant at the Suffolk County Historical Museum and Library and belongs to 7 historical societies throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Steve Russell Boerner- With degrees in library science and archives/records, he is the collections archivist and alternate reference librarian of the Pennypacker Long Island Collection ( historic documents) at the East Hampton Public Library. A NYS certified librarian with a specialty in land records research, he is on the Cedar Swamp Historical Society and serves as both the collection archivist and records manager for the Underhill Society of America, Inc.

Our Inaugural Board of Trustees

Jane Conway- A retired attorney and Smithtown resident, during her service as a councilwomen she worked on a number of Smithtown, NY preservation projects.

Charles Eggleton- Both a Smithtown businessman and resident, he has served as Chairman of the board and continues as a trustee of the Sweetbriar Nature Center at the former Blydenburgh estate in Smithtown, NY. He was also involved in the preservation of the Harned Saw Mill in Commack, NY.

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