Nassau County Historical Society

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He Dared to Sign [in 1776]: William Floyd
MaryLaura Lamont

Portrait of an older gentleman, William Floyd, standing with cane in front of his mid-1700s manor house on Long Island.

William Floyd in front of his Long Island manor house (reproduction of 1792 painting by Ralph Earl).

NPS photo

April 13, 2014, 2:00 p.m.

The Community Church of
East Williston

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.

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2013 Journal

The 2013 issue of our Journal has been printed and mailed. Look for it in your mailbox! Check out the Table of Contents to see what's in this issue. Not a member? Join the NCHS and we'll mail a copy to you.

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A message from Dr. Natalie A. Naylor, NCHS President, reviewing the Society's events of 2013.

A memorial for Samuel Underhill Mitchell, 1931-2010, NCHS Trustee and Past-President.

The Nassau County Historical Society is a volunteer organization which operates for the society's membership. We regret that are unable to fill any research requests, including genealogical inquires.