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


  • SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29TH 1:00-2:00 PM
    Community Conversations for Kids: Immigration
  • A New York Council for the Humanities Community Conversations for Kids Workshop is coming to the Queens Historical Society! Our very own Karyn Balan will be guiding the children and their family members through Eve Bunting’s book, One Green Apple, followed by a discussion and activity. This event is free for children and their adult companions.

  • SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7TH 1:00-5:00 PM
    27TH Annual Holiday Historic House Tour
  • Held this year on Sunday, December 7 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, the 27th Annual Holiday Historic House Tour will feature your favorite historic sites decked out in all their holiday glory: Kingsland Homestead, the Bowne House, the Voelker Orth Museum, Flushing Town Hall, Friends Meeting House, Latimer House, and back for it's second year on the tour, the Louis Armstrong House Museum! How it works: You may begin at any of the participating sites; most of the sites are within a short walking distance of each other, however transportation will be provided if needed. Visit as few or as many as you'd like! Please note: One van will only be running between Louis Armstrong House and Flushing Town Hall, the other will run continuously to the other sites. Prices: $20 presale tickets/$25 at the door day of the event; Children under 12 are $10. Get your tickets now at holidayhousetour2014.eventbrite.com or call (718) 939-0647 for more info.