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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, APRIL 26TH 2:30-4:00 PM
    Film Screening: To Be Alive!; To The Fair!; and Unisphere: The Biggest World on Earth
  • Three short films will be shown about the 1964 World's Fair. To Be Alive! is a short documentary film co-directed by Francis Thompson and Alexander Hammid and was designed to celebrate the common ground between different cultures by tracing how children in various parts of the world mature into adulthood.

  • SATURDAY, MAY 2ND 2:00-4:00 PM
    Flushing Cemetery Walking Tour
  • Cosponsored by the Queens Historical Society and the Voelker Orth Museum, this walking tour of Flushing Cemetery will take a look at the history and horticulture, as well as the notable people of Queens who are buried there. Tickets are encouraged to be bought in advance, visit to get tickets. Will accept payment the day of, but please call ahead to reserve your spot. No refunds. ***PLEASE NOTE: This tour was originally scheduled for November 1, 2014 but due to weather, we had to reschedule it for Spring 2015.***