Public Programs

We offer a wide variety of events, including lectures, book- signings, film screenings, and concerts. QHS also offers walking tours of various neighborhoods in Queens, and specializes in tours of the Flushing Freedom Mile. In addition, QHS hosts events in collaboration with other sites, such as the Annual Historic Holiday House Tour.

  • 19th Annual Art & History Contest

  • This contest is open to all 3rd, 4th, & 5th grade students in the Borough of Queens!

    The challenge is to pick your favorite historic building or site in Queens. You may choose building/sites such as a post office, library, church, temple, mosque, park, cemetery, or statue. Draw the building or site that you have chosen on a separate piece of paper (8 1/2x11). You may use pencils, colored pencils, crayons or water colors. Then Write a one paragraph or more essay stating the name of the place you drew, its history, and the reason you picked it and paper clip it to the back of you're drawing. Fill out and attach the entry form in the link below.

    Art & History Contest Entry Form

    Please note that each student entry must be accompanied by a $1 processing fee and that all work becomes the property of the Queens Historical Society. A 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner will be chosen from each grade and an awards ceremony will be held at our headquarters, the Kingsland Homestead, on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Each of the winners will receive a gift card and all participants receive certificates! The deadline for this year's submissions is April 17, 2016.

    Please send or deliver entries:
    143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354


    "Toys from Your Attic" - The next exhibit at the Kingsland Homestead.

    Great news - YOU have a chance to participate. Trustee Joseph Brostek who is curating the exhibit invites you to (carefully) look in your attic for any old classic toys and games you might like to have displayed in the exhibit which will run for a full year! Wouldn't it be fun to bring your children and/or grandchildren to see toys that YOU played with as a child?

    The deadline for submissions is end of May. If you have something to offer, please contact us at: or phone 718-939-0647 ext. 14. If you are unable to attend the exhibit, we will send you a photo of your contribution on display. So don't delay. Here is your chance to be a part of history.

  • SUNDAY, MAY 15 @ 2:30PM - 4:30PM


    At the Queens Historical Society, one of the most common requests we have are people researching their own family history. If you've ever wanted to learn how genealogical research is done, or how to research your own family tree, now's your chance! On May 15th, we will be joined by Genealogist Wilhelmina Kelly and Regent of the New York chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Cate Ludlum. If you've ever wanted a place to start in discovering your family tree, don't miss out on this event!

    $5 QHS Members, Students & Seniors; $8 General Admission

  • SUNDAY, MAY 22 @ 2:30PM - 4:30PM


    On May 22nd, we will hold a book talk with Jason D. Antos, a co-author of "Corona: The Early Years", published just this past December. Learn about the neighborhood's development in the mid-1800's, the history of the National Race Course, and the impact of the Tiffany Glass Company from the author himself. As always, light refreshments will be served. Keep a look out for further details on our website and social media outlets.

    $5 QHS Members, Students & Seniors; $8 General Admission

$5 QHS Members, Students & Seniors; $8 General Admission for all lectures/events, unless otherwise stated.

Please note that the museum and offices will be closed on the following dates:

  • Christmas: Thursday December 24th and Friday, December 25th
  • New Year's Eve and New Year's Day: Thursday December 31st and Friday, January 1st, 2016.