Newsday and Mineola Patch have published articles on the appointment of a new Historian for the Town of North Hempstead.
North Hempstead Notebook: Historian Named
Howard Kroplick appointed by Town Board.
By Patch Staff March 4, 2012
Howard Kroplick has been named historian for the Town of North Hempstead.
Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the North Hempstead Town Board announced the appointment after a unanimous vote on Jan. 24.
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. In addition, Kroplick is president of the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society.
“I am very pleased to have been appointed by Supervisor Kaiman and the Town Board to the historian position,” Kroplick said. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to communicate the rich heritage and history of our town.”