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For over fifty years, the Queens Historical Society has been actively preserving and celebrating the history and heritage of Queens, New York.






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Upcoming Events at QHS!


    Please join us March 26 at 2:30pm, for a film screening presented by author/filmmaker and environmentalist Dan Hendrick


    "Saving Jamaica Bay" tells the story of how one community fought government inaction and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City.



    Admission:
    $5 General Admission
    $3 Seniors/Students
    Free for QHS Members



    Join us at the Queens Historical Society on March 12th at 2:30pm-4:30pm as we meet with Adolfo Steve Vazquez - an accomplished photographer!


    He started off on Instagram where he is now widely known and has over 14.8k followers. His latest work is titled “Queens (as the world’s) Village: Know your Neighborhood” where he explores the cultural indifference of this particular area in Queens. His use of photography to show the world of Queens is exceptional and combined with his amazing use of colors, it makes him a necessary part of Queens’ culture.


    Admission:
    $5 General Admission
    $3 Seniors/Students
    Free for QHS Members

Kingsland Homestead - Home of the QHS

Built between 1774 and 1785, the Kingsland Homestead is one of the earliest surviving examples of residential style construction common throughout Long Island, specifically Queens, in the late 18th and 19th centuries. A Long Island half-house, it is characterized by a wide side hall and double parlors off to one side. Other features include a central chimney between the side parlors, a dependent kitchen wing, and three front windows on the second floor.

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