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

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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Upcoming Events at Queens Historical Society

  • SUNDAY, JULY 13TH - 2:30-4:30 PM
    A Taste of Germany
  • Come and enjoy the music, food & culture of Germany to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-germany-tickets-11827419129 to get tickets.

  • SUNDAY, JULY 27TH - 2:30-4:30 PM
    A Taste of Italy
  • Come and enjoy the music, food & culture of Italy to give you an experience similar to walking through a World's Fair pavilion. You'll also be able to view our latest exhibition, Remembering Yesterday: Queens and Its World's Fairs, which takes a look at both the 1939 & 1964 World's Fairs held in Queens, NY. Tickets must be purchased in advance; visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-taste-of-italy-tickets-11906399361 to get tickets.