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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, MARCH 22ND 2:30-4:30 PM
    Film Screening: The World of Tomorrow
  • The World of Tomorrow is a feature documentary that looks at the great 1939 New York World’s Fair. Five years in the making, this critically acclaimed film uses home movies, newsreels, industrial and promotional films, cartoons, still photographs and other vintage graphics to study the Art Deco extravaganza that was the World’s Fair. Since the whole Fair offered a look at Tomorrow and then documented that effort on film, The World of Tomorrow also offers a look back into the future.

  • SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Sunday in the Park with Jack
  • This traverse of Flushing Meadow-Corona Park (FMCP) from Flushing to Corona honors of the 75th and 50th anniversaries of the World's Fairs that extended into 1940 and 1965. The walk will focus on the history of FMCP as well as sites associated with the fairs. We’ll meet at the entrance to the Queens Botanical Garden (on Main St., 8 blocks south of the #7 subway station) and end in Corona. This walking tour is a fund raiser for the Queens Historical Society. Fees are $15/20 member/nonmember of QHS, collected on site. Participants are asked to register with Jack to avoid overcrowding; please email him at