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About the Town Historian


Howard Kroplick, Town Historian

In March 2012, Howard Kroplick, a resident of East Hills, was appointed Town Historian of the Town of North Hempstead. As Town Historian, he is a permanent member of the town's Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission. 

Howard Kroplick, 66, is on the Board of Trustees for the Roslyn Landmark Society where he has supervised efforts to preserve and restore the Mackay Horse Statue and Mackay Estate Gate Lodge located on the former Harbor Hill Estate in East Hills. On October 19, 2013, he had the honor of unveiling the newly restored Mackay Horse Statue in its new location in Gerry Park in Roslyn. He has recently joined the Board of Trustees for the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities (SPLIA).

He has authored three books related to the history of Long Island; North Hempstead, Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island and co-authored with Al Velocci The Long Island Motor Parkway published by Arcadia. His third book North Hempstead portrays the Town's history, people, buildings and landmarks. Kroplick has also created a popular website VanderbiltCupRaces.com that provides comprehensive information on Long Island’s racing history and current automotive events.The website was recently selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences as one of the five best in the world for "cars sites & car culture

Kroplick is also 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.

To contact Howard Kroplick, please send an email to Howard@Kroplick.com or call 516-625-0123.   

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