Telling The Story Of Floral Park

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From left: Ann Corbett, James A. Trent, president of the Queen County Museum Board and Amy Fischetti-Boncardo, executive director of the Queens County Farm Museum.
From left: Ann Corbett, James A. Trent, president of the Queen County Museum Board and Amy Fischetti-Boncardo, executive director of the Queens County Farm Museum.

Ann Corbett, president of the Floral Park Historical Society, recently gave a talk at the society’s annual meeting. Corbett spoke on the discoveries to be found about the village in a recent publication, the Floral Park Centennial Journal.

Corbett’s lecture included a celebration of the life of John Lewis Childs, the founder of the village. Childs, Corbett noted, was a renowned horticulturist, botanist, flora-culturist, ornithologist and businessman extraordinaire.

Corbett also talked about the village’s Queens County Farm Museum. A popular destination for young families, the farm dates back to 1697. It occupies a 47-acre parcel on Little Neck Parkway that remains the longest continuously-farmed site in New York state. The site includes historic farm buildings, a greenhouse complex, livestock, farm vehicles and implements, planting fields, an orchard and herb garden.

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