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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

    Queens Archaeology Talk by Prof. James Moore

    Sunday, October 23rd 2:30-4:30pm

    Professor Jim Moore of the Queens College, City University of New York will be joining us on October 23rd, 2016 at the Queens Historical Society for a lecture on the colonial archaeology of Flushing.

    Dr. Moore is an Associate Professor with a research interest in European Prehistory and Historical Archaeology focusing on Eastern North America and Ireland in particular. He has a strong connection with QHS as he has done archaeological surveys at the historic Moore—Jackson Cemetery in Woodside, and plans to do excavations there in the months ahead.

    $5 General Admission, $3 Students/Seniors, and Free for Members

    Open House New York & Toys & Games from Our Attic and Beyond​!

    October 15th & 16th @ 2:30-4:30PM

    On October 15th & 16th the Kingsland Homestead will be opening its doors for the Open House New York weekend. Our house museum, including our newest exhibit, Toys & Games From the Attic and Beyond!, will be open to the public free of charge. Our museum hours are Saturday & Sunday from 2:30 – 4:30PM.

    Kingsland: Past to Present

    Now on display in our main hallway is an exhibit on the history of the Kingsland Homestead and the family that made it their home for over 100 years.