Peconic Historic Preservation (PHP), whose simple goal is to preserve the Peconic Bay area's history, is motivated by a simple, but profound, message articulated by many great and diverse thinkers of our past.
"The more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future." (Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, president of the United States
"People without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like trees without roots." (Marcus Garvey, 1887-1940, leader of a mass movement called Pan-Africanism.)
In order to ensure that our roots are as strong as possible so we can move forward to a healthy and gratifying future, PHP has five distinct goals:
1. Empower local citizens, organizations and governments with needed tools to preserve our historically significant buildings.
2. Advocate for historic preservation through public policy development by working with elected officials and grassroots organizations.
3. Inform citizens about historic preservation through regular communications, programs and events.
4. Promote connections and innovative approaches among people and organizations to increase awareness of historic buildings and community preservation activities.
5. Serve as a steward of historic buildings on Eastern Long Island through the holding of easements in perpetuity.
Quite simply stated: "Step Back / Go Forward!"