Innovative mapping project comes to Long Island

The Island Now

The New Amsterdam History Center has received a generous grant from the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation to extend Mapping Early New York, our innovative mapping project, to all of Long Island.

Mapping Early New York is a house by house, lot by lot map of New Amsterdam. It reveals who lived where, how they lived, even what they drank in this 17th century city.

Now, thanks to this grant, Mapping Early New York will do the same for Long Island. Some households may discover documents related to the history of their homes or towns. Realtors will have lore to add to their offerings. Local historians will have new stories to weave into their narratives of Long Island history. Families will enjoy playing with the ingenious interactive maps.

On January 27 NAHC will offer a free online presentation of Mapping Early New York by Toya Dubin, the project’s managing director. Your readers won’t want to miss it. It’s a preview of what’s to come for Long Island.

Here’s the Eventbrite link to the event:

In the meantime, you can learn more about the program on the NAHC website:


NAHC would greatly coverage of the grant and listing of our January 27 event in The New York Post.

Please let me know if you need further information.
Ina Lee Selden, 917-375-7452

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