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For over fifty years, the Queens Historical Society has been actively preserving and celebrating the history and heritage of Queens, New York.

Kingsland Homestead - Home of the QHS

Built between 1774 and 1785, the Kingsland Homestead is one of the earliest surviving examples of residential style construction common throughout Long Island, specifically Queens, in the late 18th and 19th centuries. A Long Island half-house, it is characterized by a wide side hall and double parlors off to one side. Other features include a central chimney between the side parlors, a dependent kitchen wing, and three front windows on the second floor.

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Upcoming Events at QHS!



    "History and Commerce in the Old and the New Netherlands"
    by Dr. Jack Eichenbaum


    WEDNESDAY, January 25th, 2017 7:00PM



    As we prepare to welcome the New Year, let's not forget about the past! Join us for an evening lecture on the history of the old and new Netherlands.

    The Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce (GFCC) and the Queens Historical Society (QHS) are co-hosting the following presentation at the Queens Historical Society:

    The content of this presentation is derived from historical and geographical research and Dr. Eichenbaum's 2016 visit to historic Vlissingen (Flushing's namesake) and Antwerp, Belgium, also on the Scheldt river, a major commercial waterway.

    Dr. Eichenbaum is an urban geographer and the Queens Borough Historian.

    Suggested admission: QHS and GFCC members by donation, others, $5; Light refreshments