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.

Recent 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:

  • Thanksgiving: Thursday November 26th – Sunday November 29th
  • 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.
    Walking Tour of Forest Hills with Adrienne Onofri
  • Forest Hills, one of NYC's most desirable residential neighborhoods, has a rich heritage. Its centerpiece is Forest Hills Gardens, an enclave of beautiful freestanding houses and village greens that was designed on the "garden city" model and has influenced urban planners to this day. Other sights on the tour include historically significant locales of Forest Hills, along with landmarked buildings, abundant Tudor and Art Deco architecture, and gathering spots that have remained popular for generations in the community. In addition, the tour will visit places associated with local ethnic populations as well as those with a connection to various celebrities who've lived in Forest Hills -- including author/activist Helen Keller, one of the "Six Outstanding Women of Queens" celebrated in the Queens Historical Society's current exhibition.

    Adrienne Onofri is a travel writer and licensed sightseeing guide and the author of the new book Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places, and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest Borough.

    Rain date: November 15

    See for more details and to purchase tickets.

  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6TH @ 12:30-5:00 PM
  • Seven historic sites in Queens will be opening their decorated doors to celebrate the holiday season on Sunday December 6, 2015 from 12:30pm to 5:00pm. Come learn about these NYC Landmark houses and their unique histories! Each site offers special activities, delicious refreshments, and a glimpse at what life was once like during the holidays at this fun-filled annual event. Participating sites include: The Kingsland Homestead, Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary & Victorian Garden, Lewis H. Latimer House Museum, Friends Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, Bowne House, and the Louis Armstrong House Museum.

    Tickets are on-sale now and can be purchased online at or from the Queens Historical Society.

    $20 presale tickets/$25 at the door day of the event
    Children under 12 are $10