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Fire Island National Seashore hosting 300 Year Anniversary of the Purchase of the Old Mastic Farm

Posted on October 30, 2018 by admin in Fire Island News

Fire Island National Seashore is hosting A Celebration of 300 Years, which marks the 300 year anniversary of the purchase of the Old Mastic Farm by Richard Floyd, Jr., every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through November 11, 2018.

From 10am-4pm three days per week, visitors can go to the William Floyd Estate to see never before seen artifacts and artwork. The event is free to the public and began back on May 26. The home was previously occupied by the Floyd/Nichols family, who preserved the estate to the best of their ability.

At least eight generations of family members lived in the original Old Mastic House, now part of the expansive William Floyd Estate and run by the National Park Service, from 1718 to 1976. Today, the William Floyd Estate covers 613 acres of land bordering Moriches Bay.

Many well-known artists have visited the home when it was known as the Nichols Estate over the centuries, and a large amount of artwork was created on site dating back to the late 1800s, depicting life on the farm, Mastic and the surrounding landscape of Long island in general.

After taking the Fire Island ferry over, we invite you to visit William J. Newman Realty. We have serviced Fire Island’s western communities since 1969 and offer the experience and professionalism to meet all real estate needs for people who want to take the Fire Island ferries over and stay on the Island for a few days or for the entire summer! We specialize in rentals from Fair Harbor to Dunewood, Lonelyville, and Saltaire.


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