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.
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.
The Queens Historical Society (QHS) is the historical society for the largest borough in New York City and is dedicated to preserving the history of Queens through educational programs, exhibitions and its role as a local history research center.