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For over fifty 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

  • Co-sponsored by Sylvan Learning, in this six-week program, students will learn the inspiring stories of innovators in various fields of science, technology, engineering, and math native to Queens and the surrounding boroughs, presented through an engaging lesson about their lives and accomplishments.

    Designed for students from 2nd to 6th grade, this program hopes to inspire our students and help them master engineering and technology concepts. Combined with the opportunity to build their own robots out of LegosĀ® and program them to move and make sounds, this program is an engaging and fun way to stimulate our students learning!

    Classes will be held Saturdays, January 9th -- February 13th, from 12:00PM -- 1:15PM at the Queens Historical Society (143-35 37th Avenue Flushing, NY 11354 -- 718-939-0647). The entire six-week program is only $199 per student.

    For more information, and to sign up your student, contact: Ka-Ling Cheung, Center Director -- Sylvan Learning Flushing -- 718-939-5815 --