Friday, 26 July 2013 00:00
On Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7:45 p.m., the Roslyn Landmark Society will present a lecture by Victoria Crosby, “Inside 25A Magazine: Behind the Stories on Historic Preservation.” The meeting takes place at the Atria of Roslyn, 99 Landing Rd. Admission is free.
Journalist, poet and lover of historical preservation, Victoria Crosby will explain her role in 25A. She will guide you through the many feature articles on historic preservation in Long Island she has written for the magazine.
Topics include her coverage of Long Island treasures such as Nunley’s Carousel, Insifada (Saint Ignatius Retreat House), Clayton (Nassau County Museum of Art), Killenworth, Roslyn’s own Mackay Horse statue and more.
British born Victoria Crosby’s involvement in the preservation of Long Island history and culture is extensive. Victoria is the vice president of administration for the North Shore Historical Museum and has helped to restore the 1909 Courthouse in Glen Cove. She has also chaired fundraising events in Glen Cove mansions including three at Killenworth.
Other fundraising events have included antiques appraisals and exhibits held at Winfield and Welwyn Mansions.
In addition to being Glen Cove Poet Laureate since 1994, Victoria is the founder and president of the Glen Cove Arts Council, (GCAC) a charity that exposes low - income youth to the arts by visits to museums, theater, ballet and opera and offers scholarships to talented youth.
Victoria is president of the Daughters of the British Empire (DBE) in New York State, a national organization of women of British birth and heritage, and regent of the Long Island chapter. She has been the DBE poet laureate since 2009. In 2012, Victoria was elected to the board of trustees of the Historic Royal Palaces in London. The palaces include The Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Whitehall Palace, Hampton Court Palace and Kew Palace.