Flushing Remonstrance Revisited

Flushing Meetinghouse The Old Quaker Meetinghouse circa 1895

We received a shout-out from Victoria Sheridan, Edward I. Koch Fellow at the Historic House Trust of New York City:

The LatimerNow team would like to congratulate fellow Flushing landmarks the John Bowne House and the Old Quaker Meetinghouse on their future assessment for National Park Service support. Both properties are associated with the Flushing Remonstrance. This document, signed in December 1657, requested that Quakers be allowed to worship in the New Netherlands colony despite policy on only allowing Dutch Reformed Church services. The document is considered a precursor to religious freedom in America.

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