About The Conference House
The Conference House (formerly known at the Billopp House) is a two-story, rubble stone masonry building constructed circa 1680 by Christopher Billopp. Originally rectangular in plan, the house was extended in the 18th century with the addition of a one-and-a-half story kitchen wing.
The Conference House is named in honor and commemoration of the famous peace conference of 1776. On September 11, 1776, Continental Congress representatives John Adams, Edward Rutledge, and Benjamin Franklin met with the King’s representative, Lord Richard Howe, at Colonel Christopher Billopp’s home on Staten Island. The British would not consider independence a negotiable term and the congressional representatives had been authorized only to negotiate terms that included independence. No reconciliation was reached. With the failed peace conference, both the Crown and the colonists faced the inevitability of war. Read more about the Conference House's history Here.
Conference House October Festival Event Details
On Saturday, October 1st (Rain Date October 2nd), from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, there will be a charity event to help raise funds to support the Conference house and its long history with our country. For $25 dollars(children 5-12 years old are $15), you can enjoy music provided by Les Moore and The Contradictions, and The Flesh Junkies while eating Grilled Bratwurst, Kielbasa & Hotdogs with all the trimmings, all to go with a cool beer or soft drink to wash it all down.
The Conference House is located at 7455 Hylan Blvd, so grab a friend or the family and bring your favorite lawn chairs and come on down and show your support for our country's history!
Where The Proceeds From The Conference House October Festival Will Go
All proceeds raised from this event will go to supporting the preservation and restoration of the Conference House. For more information, feel free to call 718-984-6046 or call 917-539-2559 on Mon/ Thurs/ Fri, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. You can also visit the Conference house website and see more about other upcoming events as well at: http://conferencehouse.org/