Hoping everyone enjoys their Independence Day celebrations. Thought you might like to see this letter written by our own William Floyd on July 4th 1821, one month before his death on August 4th of the same year. By that time he had already been living in his second home in Westernville NY for some 20 years. I’m hoping to get up there this Summer to see the home and property.
Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library. “Letter” The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1821. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bac0a75c-265e-b981-e040-e00a1806
Westernville Estate Home pictured above….
Good news, groundhog Holtsville Hal has predicted an early Spring. Looking forward to St. Patrick’s Day and warmer weather. If your bored and need something to read, be sure and check out my latest article, no. 16, “Of Books, Billboards and History”
Wanted to touch base with all my readers. Happy New Year to all of you who take the time to read this. This year is kind of special for the Mastic Peninsula Local History Society as its the 20 year anniversary of its founding in 1999. I’m proud to be a part of a great group of people who are devoted to preserving and protecting the areas local history resources.
If you have time, head over to my “our forgotten history series” for story no. 15 about Augustus Floyd and Emily Gardiner. Included are some great photographs of the family and Estate.
Looking forward to attending the ceremony for our latest Historical Sign Marker commemorating the Mastic RR Station. Will also be installing an update to the MPHS website, coming soon. Keep me posted and as always, I welcome submissions or your comments.
Wanted to let all of you know that I’ve added story no. 14 in my “our forgotten past series”, a little something about Lawrence Sperry. Had a great time this past weekend attending the 2018 Longwood Fair with my friends at the MPHS. Looking forward to upcoming Fall events around our communities.
Check out my latest post in the…“our forgotten past series” to find out. Recently attended the 300th anniversary of the Floyd property purchase at the William Floyd Estate on July 7th. Hope your all enjoying this great Summer weather and getting down to the ocean beaches.
Check out my latest article, no. 12 in the “our forgotten past series” on how Great Gun Beach got its name.
To anyone still reading this blog, check out new articles no. 10 & 11 in my history series. Had a great time volunteering with the MPHS at the Woodhull cemetery for Tri-hamlet Day.