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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

  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH 1:00-2:00 PM
    Community Conversations for Kids: Immigration
  • A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society! Our very own Karyn Balan will be guiding the children and their family members through Eve Bunting’s book, One Green Apple, followed by a discussion and activity. This event is free for children and their adult companions.

  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 1:00-5:00 PM
    27TH Annual Holiday Historic House Tour
  • Held this year on Sunday, December 7 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, the 27th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour will feature your favorite historic sites decked out in all their holiday glory: Kingsland Homestead, the Bowne House, the Voelker Orth Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Friends Meeting House, Latimer House, and back for it's second year on the tour, the Louis Armstrong House Museum! How it works: You may begin at any of the participating sites; most of the sites are within a short walking distance of each other, however transportation will be provided if needed. Visit as few or as many as you'd like! Please note: One van will only be running between Louis Armstrong House and Flushing Town Hall, the other will run continuously to the other sites. Prices: $20 presale tickets/$25 at the door day of the event; Children under 12 are $10. Get your tickets now at or call (718) 939-0647 for more info.