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.

Upcoming Events


$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:

  • Saturday, September 5
  • Sunday, September 6
  • Monday, September 7
  • Saturday, September 12
  • Monday, October 12
  • Saturday, October 31
  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH 2:30-4:00 PM
    Film Screening: The Real Helen Keller
  • More than forty years after her death, Helen Keller is still known internationally as the little deaf-blind girl, the "miracle child" who triumphed over adversity. It is an image that endures through the Hollywood film "The Miracle Worker" - but Keller never chose that image, and she battled against it all her life. Hidden from the public gaze was the real Helen Keller, a flesh-and-blood woman, writer and radical activist, suffragette and socialist. Directed by Liz Crow & Ann Pugh; 2000; about 60 minutes long. $5 QHS Members, Students & Seniors; $8 General Admission for all lectures/events, unless otherwise stated.

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH
  • Make sure to stop by our booth at the Queens Farm Museum's annual Queens County Fair! For more information, visit: www.queensfarm.org

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 2:30-4:30 PM
    Smithsonian Museum Day Live
  • In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH 2:30-4:30 PM
    QHS Annual Meeting
  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
    TBD
  • SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17TH @ 12:00- 4:00 PM
    Open House New York
  • Celebrating the city's architecture, design history and cultural institutions, the 13th Annual Open House New York Weekend is here! Come visit us for a house tour and view our current exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens.

  • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18TH @ 2:30-4:30 PM
    Happy Landmark Birthday Kingsland!
  • In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law and the Landmarks Preservation Commission, join us as we commemorate our historic house, Kingsland Homestead, being designated the first landmark in Queens! RSVP is required, space is limited. For more information, give us a call at 718-939-0647 or email us at info@queenshistoricalsociety.org

  • SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH
    Walking Tour of Forest Hills with Adrienne Onofri
  • More info to come soon!



    **SAVE THE DATE**

  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6TH @ 12:30-5:00 PM
    28TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY HISTORIC HOUSE TOUR