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
COMING THIS SUMMER!
Toys & Games From the Attic and Beyond!
Step back into your childhood and experience the magic of the toys of yesteryear. Indulge yourself in nostalgia, learn about toys and games from across the world, and discover toys you've never even heard of! On view from July 2016 to June 2017.
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.
SATURDAY, JULY 16 & AUGUST 13 @ 10:00AM
SATURDAY JULY 23 & AUGUST 27 @ 10:00AM
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 @ 2:00-4:00PM
DOMINGO 7 DE AGOSTO, DE 2:00-4:00PM
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:
QUEENS HISTORICAL SOCIETY
ATTN: EDUCATION/ART CONTEST
143-35 37th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354
Community Conversations for Kids
Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, the Queens Historical Society will be hosting two Community Conversations for Kids programs this summer. We invite all upper elementary and middle school students to join us on July 16th for a conversation on Immigration and on August 13th for a conversation on Democracy. For more information and to RSVP, please visit:
This is a FREE event!
Colonial Craft Corner
Bring your child for a day of Colonial arts and crafts meant just for them! This is an educational event designed for students with special needs. Your child will learn about the toys and games from Colonial times, play with Jacob's Ladders, and get to make their very own Cornhusk dolls!
Tickets are $20 and include admission for one student and one accompanying parent/guardian.
QHS members and groups of 5 or more will receive 25% off!
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:
Bilingual Flushing Freedom Mile Tour
We will be holding a Flushing Freedom Mile Tour in both English and Spanish. Learn about many of the historic sites in Flushing and their associations with activist movements, fighting for the rights we have today and—for some—even the Underground Railroad! This is a walking tour, and will meet in front of the Kingsland Homestead (143-35 37th Avenue Flushing, NY 11354) at 2PM. For more information and to reserve tickets, go to:
QHS Members: $15; QHS Nonmembers: $20; Children: $8
Tour Bilingüe "Flushing Freedom Mile Tour"
La Sociedad Histórica de Queens llevará a cabo el tour "Flushing Freedom Mile Tour". Aprende acerca de los muchos lugares de interés histórico en Flushing, sus asociaciones con movimientos activistas (los cuales continúan luchando por los derechos que tenemos hoy) e información histórica sobre el ferrocarril subterráneo. Este tour es un recorrido a pie, y sus participantes se reunirán delante del Kingsland Homestead (143-35 37th Avenue Flushing, NY 11354) a las 2 pm. Se llevará a cabo simultáneamente dos tours, uno en Inglés y otro en Español.
Costo para Socios QHS: $15 Costo para No socios: $20; Costo para niños: $8