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.