William Floyd in front of his Long Island manor house (reproduction of 1792 painting by Ralph Earl).
April 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m.
The Community Church of
MaryLaura Lamont, National Park Service ranger at the Floyd Estate for more than three decades, brings a talk and slide presentation on William Floyd, one of four signers of the Declaration of Independence for the state of New York, born and raised in Mastic, Long Island. In addition to being one of the Founding Fathers, Floyd ran his plantation of 4,400 acres and had a long and interesting life. Generations of his descendants lived in the house, and the family donated the 25-room "Old Mastic House" and more than 600 acres of land to the National Park Service in 1976. The Floyd house is interpreted as it changed and grew with the family over the years.
(Further information about, and directions to this program, and a list of past programs and planned future programs is available on the Calendar page.)