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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, DECEMBER 6TH @ 12:30-5:00 PM
  • Seven historic sites in Queens will be opening their decorated doors to celebrate the holiday season on Sunday December 6, 2015 from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. Come learn about these NYC Landmark houses and their unique histories! Each site offers special activities, delicious refreshments, and a glimpse at what life was once like during the holidays at this fun-filled annual event. Participating sites include: The Kingsland Homestead, Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary & Victorian Garden, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, Friends Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, Bowne House, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

    Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased online at or from the Queens Historical Society.

    $20 presale tickets/$25 at the door day of the event
    Children under 12 are $10