At the annual meeting of the Nassau County Historical Society on Oct. 5, Walter Gosden was elected to a five-year term as trustee of the society.
Gosden is a retired art teacher, the appointed historian of the Village of Floral Park, founder/director of the Floral Park Historical Society and author of a photographic history of Floral Park. He is the owner of a 1936 Packard club sedan; another of his interests is automotive history.
Gosden is a former vice president and director of the Society of Automotive Historians, contributing author and columnist for Hemmings Classic Car magazine, and producer/host for an ongoing series of award-winning TV programs for the 4 Village Studio in Floral Park.
The Nassau County Historical Society fosters interest in the history, historic sites, and cultural heritage of Long Island. Its next general meeting features Joshua Ruff, who will speak on “Long Island at War: Battle Front and Home Front,” which is the subject of the current exhibition he curated at the Long Island Museum of American Art, History and Carriages in Stony Brook.
The program will be held in the parish hall of Community Church of East Williston, High St. at East Williston Ave., at 2 p.m. on Dec. 7.