Village of East Hills resident Howard Kroplick is taking over the volunteer duty of town historian in North Hempstead.
Kroplick, 62, is on the board of the Roslyn Landmark Society, president of the Long Island Motor Parkway Preservation Society and a member of the Society of Automotive Historians.
He is chairman emeritus of the medical communications company The Impact Group.
Recently, he supervised efforts by the landmark society to raise money to preserve and restore a Horse Tamer statue, one of two Tennessee marble statues that once resided on the Mackay Estate in what is now East Hills. A second group is now working to restore the other statue.
Kroplick — who replaces outgoing historian Joan Kent, whose tenure dates to the early 1990s — is the author of “The Vanderbilt Cup Races of Long Island” and a co-author of “The Long Island Motor Parkway.”
He also created the VanderbiltCupRaces.com website, which details Long Island’s racing history and current automotive events.
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to communicate the rich heritage and history of our town,” Kroplick said.