its founding in 1982, the Village Preservation Society (VPS) has
been a catalytic force in protecting East Hamptonís priceless heritage,
and giving voice to village residents.
VPS boasts a long list of victories: from saving the Gardiner
Brown House from bulldozers and preserving the historic Town
House, East Hamptonís first meeting place, to raising $150,000
for reconstruction of the Gardiner Windmill, one of East Hamptonís
most iconic structures.
Society works in collaboration with local organizations and village
to preserve the past; it also acts to address our communityís
quality of life in the present, and anticipate future needs.
In 1997 the VPS conducted a quality of life survey which revealed
that a lack of access to medical care was a top concern of residents.
The Society went on to spearhead the creation of the East Hampton