The North Hempstead town historian, Howard Kroplick, will be the new president of the Roslyn Landmark Society, the town’s nonprofit historical society.
Kroplick was a member of the society’s board of trustees for nine years. He is replacing Craig Westergard as president.
One of the organization’s current major efforts is restoring the Roslyn Grist Mill, a watermill from the 1700s. The county approved $440,000 for the project in August that added to a combined $1 million in funding from the state and other sources.
The first phase of the project, which began this summer, includes stabilizing and raising the structure.
“Restoration of the Roslyn Grist Mill has begun with over $1.44 million raised,” Kroplick said. “Over the next year, we will be initiating exciting new preservation and restoration projects and a major membership drive.”
Kroplick has been North Hempstead’s historian since 2012. This year he received the state’s Edmund J. Winslow Local Government Historian Award for Excellence, which is awarded to one historian every year.
He is also the author of multiple books chronicling Long Island history and is the president of the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society.
“It is an honor to be elected president of the Roslyn Landmark Society at this significant time for the organization,” he said.
Roger Gerry, dedicated to preserving New York’s history, founded the Roslyn Landmark Society in 1961.