FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 2, 2012
Howard Kroplick Appointed Town of North Hempstead Historian
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North Hempstead, NY — Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board announced the appointment of East Hills resident Howard Kroplick as Town Historian. The unanimous vote took place at the January 24th Board meeting.
Kroplick, 62, sits on the Roslyn Landmark Society’s Board of Trustees. He is also chairman emeritus of The Impact Group, a medical communications company. Over the past year, he supervised efforts to preserve and relocate the Mackey Horse, a famous horse tamer sculpture which previously graced the former Mackey Estate in East Hills. Plans are in the works to relocate the restored sculpture in Roslyn Pond Park.
“Based on his extensive knowledge of North Hempstead and his strong passion for local history and preservation, I have no doubt that he will make an excellent Town Historian,” said Supervisor Kaiman.
A member of the Society of Automotive Historians, Kroplick has authored two books related to the history of Long Island; “The Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island” and “The Long Island Motor Parkway”, which he co-authored with Al Velocci. He has also created the popular website VanderbiltCupRaces.com that provides comprehensive information on Long Island’s racing history and current automotive events.
In addition, Kroplick is President of the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society. This organization is dedicated to preserving America’s first road built exclusively for automobiles by William K. Vanderbilt Jr. and his business associates back in 1908.
“I am very pleased to have been appointed by Supervisor Kaiman and the Town Board to the Historian position,” said Kroplick. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to communicate the rich heritage and history of our town.”