BOOK & BOTTLE with MaryLaura Lamont of the William Floyd Estate: Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM. Members Free; Non-Members $5. Includes light refreshments. RSVP Requested: 631-727-2881 x100.
MaryLaura Lamont's talk and slide presentation on the William Floyd Estate will focus on the 280-year-old Old Mastic House, which has undergone many changes and a unique cultural preservation. Home to one of New York's signers of the Declaration of Independence, William Floyd, and to at least seven generations of family members, the estate was turned over to the National Park Service in 1976 at the nation's bicentennial. Take an armchair historical tour of the Old Mastic House, built in 1724, including during the revolutionary war period, the slavery era, and the late eighteenth-century visits by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson before either was elected president. The estate includes over 600 acres of park grounds, 12 outbuildings, and the 25-room historic home.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER MaryLaura Lamont, a Long Island native and naturalist, has worked as a Park Ranger at the William Floyd Estate for over 20 years. She is also Educational Chair of the Long Island Botanical Society, Compiler of the Orient Christmas Bird Count for the National Audubon Society, and a science writer for the Fire Island News and Fire Island Tide.
We hope you can join us for this special event!