Years of citizen action to protect and preserve the historic structures,
and quality of life in the Village of East Hampton
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
buildings offer tangible evidence of VPS accomplishments,
much of the organizationís energies go into serving as
watchdog and advocate on key issues, plans and projects
affecting life in the village: real estate development,
traffic, parking, noise, districting.
VPS supported the creation and adoption of town and village
comprehensive plans and monitors the implementation of
village codes, all in an effort to preserve the character
of Americaís Most Beautiful Village for the generations
you are one of our 400 current members, please visit
this website for news, events and action alerts.
you are not a member, we hope you will join us
in our efforts, as a member, supporter or donor.
Village Preservation Society of East Hampton
East Hampton NY 11937