Preserve and Protect the Past for the Future

Principal Investigator

Dr. Georgette Lovette Grier-Key is the Executive Director of Eastville Community Historical Society, a National Trust for Historic Preservation Diversity Scholar & Arcus Fellow. Dr. Grier- Key is also the  public historian & curator for the Incorporated Village of Port Jefferson’s Drowned Meadow Cottage Museum .

A Snap Shot


Not-for-profit Management/ Leadership and Small Businesses Organizations in sectors of the Arts’, Culture, Humanities, Religion, Advocacy, Community Development, Education, Healthcare, and Environmental 


Management • Donor Development • Strategic Planning • Government & Foundation • Social Media and Direct Mail Marketing • Public Hearing Presentations • Multi-Million Dollar Budgets • Board Development • High End Event Planning • Grant Identification and Proposal Writing • Program Development • Major Gift Solicitation • Resource Development • Partnership, Collaboration and Coalition Building.


♦ Intellectual Entrepreneurship ♦ Continuous Improvement ♦ Appreciative Inquiry ♦ Conflict for Positive Change ♦ Consensus-Based Decision Making ♦ Multi-Cultural Competence Capacity Building ♦ Dialogue across Differences 


Reconstructing the Black experience, the historic life and patterns of Africa Diasporas of the North America (particularly of Long Island, New York), with a focus on pre through post Northern slavery and Free Black communes. Through various disciplines retracing various intersections of multi-ethnicity, religious institutions, great migration, post civil war, art, advertisement, labor, war, publications, policy, material culture, gender, race, and class structure and its translation in education and preservation outlets today through advocacy. 

♦ Not-for–Profit and Small Business ♦


Board Assessment and Development; Corporate Services- Bylaws, Policies; Executive Director Assessment; Proposal Evaluations, Preparation, Identifications and Implementation; Strategic Planning Facilitation, and Institutional Sustainability.

Curatorial Services, Exhibitions, Archival Services, Interpretive Planning, Historical Research, and Collections Management.

Small Business: 

Articles of Incorporation; Proposal management; RFP (request for proposal) planning and writing; RFQ (request for qualifications) planning and writing; Bid writing, management and coordination.

Real Property Services: Full Real Estate Brokerage; Historic Property Preservation & Restoration Planning, Research/Writing & House Histories; Property Management; Relocation Services; Facilitate appraisals, and Title searches.


Organize grassroots campaigns to help effect change at the local, state, and federal level. This includes advocating for preservation funding, saving historic places and influencing key legislation that protects cultural heritage. 


Historical documentation can be applied in several ways, in particular to evaluate significance for rehabilitation plans, interpretive programs, and preservation documentation for threatened property destruction. Work in conjunction with historians, researchers, preservationists, architects, and historical archeologists. Research is also used planning and to gather information needed to identify and evaluate properties.  Preservation services include; developing historical documentation objectives, 
research design, 
methods, integrating results, reporting results
, and recommendations.

Education / Courses Taught: 

Nassau County: History and Government

Women Leaders in the African-American Civil Rights Movement in the U.S.

U.S.A. 1945- Present

History of the United States I

History of the United States II

The Afro-Caribbean World

History of the Black Woman

The African American Family

African American History I

African American History II

African Art and Culture


Non- profit management specialist equipped with a wealth of experience from both business and non-profit management that provides consultant services to various organizations with insight, knowledge and capacity. Providing unique capabilities such as organizational and leadership development, strategic and business planning, board development and evaluation, fundraising, marketing, financial management and human resource development to small and medium sized organizations throughout the New York State area. Effectively demonstrates process improvement initiatives skills an incorporation of systems modalities.


Leadership/Affiliations/ Service

Museum Association of New York,  Board Trustee

Preservation League of New York,  Board Trustee

New York History Journal,  Advisory Board Member

NAACP Brookhaven Town,  Branch President

Long Island Housing Services Inc.,  Board Trustee

Revolutionary New York 250th Advisory  Group,  Member

Long Island Historical Societies,  President 

Hampton’s Art Network,  Member

Jupiter Hammon Project Advisory Council, Member


New York State Senate, Brentwood, NY 

Certificate of Recognition, February 2015 

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Islip Branch, Brentwood, NY 

Living Legacy Award, January 2015 

Of Colors Art Collective, Patchogue, NY 

Community Impact Achievement Award, February 2014 

The Greater Gordon Heights Chamber of Commerce 

Special Recognition for Service, May 2012 

Brookhaven Rosa Parks Association, Inc., East Setauket, NY 

Agent of Change Award for Leadership. November 2010 


New York Council for the Humanities 

Invitational Facilitation Retreat Participant, February 2013 

Museums In Conversation, Albany NY 

Scholarship Award. April 2012 

National Trust for Preservation, Buffalo NY 

New York Scholar. October 2011 

Immigration Delegation, Oaxaca, MX 

Delegate. October 2011 

Institute at Sagamore, Oneonta, NY 

Accepted Applicant. September 2011   


March 26-29, 2020


3;15pm - 4:30pm

Marriott Syracuse Downtown

Event Details

March 26-29, 2020


The Landmark Society of Western New York, Preservation Association of Central New York, Preservation League of New York State, New York Stat...

Event Details

3;15pm - 4:30pm

Marriott Syracuse Downtown

March 29-31, 2020

Museum Association of New York

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Event Details

March 29-31, 2020

Museum Association of New York

The Power of Partnership

The theme was also inspired by Hannah Fox, our 2020 Keynote speaker. Hannah’s works in cross-sector collaborative pr...

Event Details

1:00pm - 5:00pm

March 31, 2020

Reschedule TBD: Seven to Save Reception

6pm - 8pm

64 White Street NY 10013

Event Details

March 31, 2020

Reschedule TBD: Seven to Save Reception

4B | Cultural Equity: African American Sites in the Hamptons, Still in Need of Preservation

6pm - 8pm

64 White Street NY 10013

Contact Us

Request for Events, Exhibit, Tour, & Projects

Dr. Grier-Key is a talented scholar and artist who gives of her time, resources and expertise to so many communities.  She is dedicated to building the body of knowledge and research about Long Island History and American History.

Dr. Georgette Grier-Key