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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

  • Community Conversations for Kids: 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance 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 Jeanette Winter's book, September Roses, followed by a discussion and activity. This event is free for children and their adult companions.

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH - 2:30-4:30 PM
    Museum Day Live!
  • In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.