Floral Park Historical Society

Floral Park NY History and Museum Events - Home of John Lewis Childs

Celebrating Floral Park's History

Events & Meetings

Floral Park Historical Society

Presents

An Historical Perspective:

Floral Park Police Department

Guest Speaker

Lieutenant Tom McCarthy

A fun look-back at times gone by

when criminals were “booked.”

Learn about the evolution of 

police radios at headquarters & in cars.

Sunday, October 2 at 2pm
Floral Park Recreation/Pool Building

 

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In September, the Floral Park Historical Society will begin program meetings again. The Sunday, September 18 meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at the Floral Park Recreation/Pool Building.
    Former Mayor Dom Longobardi, Mayor Kevin Fitzgerald, Deputy Mayor Lynn Pombonyo, Village Trustees and Village Administrator Gerry Bambrick have been invited to tell us about “The Pandemic Years; The Village Today”.


Unless otherwise indicated, all meetings are held at Floral Park Recreation/Pool Building on Stewart Street.

PROGRAMS & EVENTS: Meetings are on the first Sunday of the month, unless otherwise posted. Meetings are also posted on 4VS television station.

 

For more information about our events, please e-mail anncorbett@corbettpr.com or call (516) 775-6849.

CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - Sunday, April 26th2PM Ellis Island Part II Free -  “Stories from Ellis Island” as told by Fred Voss, Ellis Island Guide, Genealogical Researcher, Educator.

Ellis Island opened on January 1, 1892 as the nation’s first federal immigration entry point. During the next 32 years, it was by far the busiest US inspection station, processing over 12.5 million people, each hoping for a chance at a new live. It is estimated that 40% of all Americans can trace their roots back to the immigrants that came through Ellis Island.

Did you have relatives who came through Ellis Island?  Did the inspectors detain them?  Were they treated at the island’s hospitals?  Did your family names get changed by the inspectors?!  Fred Voss is a tour guide at Ellis Island National Park.  He will give an illustrated talk about the past, present and future of this iconic American landmark as well as share some of his favorite immigration stories.

Ellis Island postcards - from New York Public Library - Thank you!

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/historical-postcards-of-new-york-city#/?tab=navigation&roots=35:195c06f0-0e86-0135-c206-1bb8efd7e357 

Fred Voss is a professional genealogical researcher, educator, and lecturer. He has completed the Boston University online Genealogical Research class and frequently lectures at libraries and genealogical societies.  Voss volunteers at Ellis Island, leading tours of the recently re-opened hospitals on the island's Southside, and teaches genealogy at Bergen Community College in New Jersey. Voss graduated from Boston College with a B.A. in Mathematics.  He has worked for 40+ years in the computer industry and spent the last 25 years specializing in Internet Security.


From Getty Images, Thank you!

https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/ellis-island?mediatype=photography&phrase=ellis%20island&sort=mostpopular 

 

FLORAL PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS

The Board of Directors meets on the fourth Monday of the month, unless otherwise specified.

Floral Park Historical Society Collectibles

While supplies last, we are offering you collectible keepsakes and museum-quality floral prints, reproduced from John Lewis Childs' original seed catalog artwork. If interested, please contact Ann Corbett.

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