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For over forty 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 Queens Historical Society

  • SATURDAY, JANUARY 24TH 1:00-2:00 PM
    Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
  • As part of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Community Conversations for Kids program, we will be reading Doreen Rappaport’s book, Martin’s Big Words, and then have a group discussion on one of the world's most influential leaders whose dream changed America-and the world-forever. This program is free to children and their adult companions.

  • SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH 1:00-2:00 PM
    Community Conversations for Kids: Democracy
  • In another New York Council for the Humanities’ Conversations with Kidsprogram, this time focusing on the topic of democracy, we will read and discuss the book Pearl Moscowitz’s Last Stand by Arthur A. Levine. In this story,Pearl takes a radical stand when the city threatens to cut down the last tree on her shattered block; Pearl’s story represents standing up for justice, accepting change, having pride, and getting involved in your community. This program is free to children and their adult companions.