Series Explores Ideas for Preserving Sag Harbor

The Annie Cooper Boyd House. Gavin Menu photo.

Over the next several months, Preservation Long Island and the Sag Harbor Historical Society will host The Sag Harbor Preservation Forum, a series of three separate discussion panels addressing various aspects of preserving the historic architecture and character of the Village of Sag Harbor.

The first in the series “Preserving Sag Harbor: Architectural History and Preservation Policy,” will be held as a virtual Zoom discussion on Saturday, November 13, from 3 to 5 p.m., and will focus on past and present efforts to preserve Sag Harbor’s architecture and historic character.

Questions to be addressed include: Why are Sag Harbor’s old buildings important? How can we better preserve them? What are the unique advantages and responsibilities that flow from Sag Harbor being on the National Register of Historic Places? What challenges and opportunities lie ahead and how might we best meet them?

Randolph Croxton, president of Croxton Collaborative Architects, will share his insights about the historic architecture found within the Sag Harbor Village National Register Historic District, and Sarah Kautz, preservation director of Preservation Long Island will explain the relationship between the National Register and the village’s historic preservation ordinance.

Register online at Participants will receive an email with a Zoom link after registering. There is no charge for participating. Other upcoming discussions in the series will include “How to Preserve what Sag Harbor Has,” and “The History of the Waterfront & Its Role in the Village.”