Bill to put Quaker Meeting House into national spotlight takes another step in Congress

Quaker Meetinghouse
The historic Quaker Meeting House in Flushing could get some national attention under a bill sponsored by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng.

Two historic Flushing sites are one step closer to getting national attention.

The House of Representatives approved legislation Monday to have the National Park Service study the John Bowne House and Old Quaker Meeting House for possible incorporation as National Park Service sites.

The Flushing Remonstrance Study Act (H.R. 3222) would require the Secretary of the Interior – who oversees federal parkland – to study the viability of the National Park Service supporting spots associated with the 1657 signing of the Flushing Remonstrance, the document recognized as the forerunner of religious freedom in America.

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