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. read more
Upcoming Events at Queens Historical Society
- SUNDAY, March 16TH 2:30-4:30 PM
Quakers: An Ethic of Tolerance and Respect
Lecturer Cheshire Frager, a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers) of Flushing Monthly Meeting, will discuss how Quaker principles have led Friends to witness an action expressing a respect for all, a respect for difference and efforts to promote tolerance and inclusion in societies.
- SUNDAY, MARCH 30TH 12:00-2:30 PM
Quaker Flushing Walking Tour
Well before the establishment of William Penn's Quaker refuge in Pennsylvania, Quakers had migrated from intolerant New England towns to Flushing where "freedom of conscience" was promised by the Dutch West India company. The Flushing Remonstrance was proclaimed in 1657 to oppose Governor Stuyvesant's attempt to ban Quaker practice. This walk will visit: the 1694 Quaker Meeting House, Bowne House, the sites of the Remonstrance , and George Fox's monument. Influences of Flushing's Quaker nurserymen will be discussed. The tour will end at Kingsland Manor, home to the Queens Historical Society, to view the exhibit Practicing Equality, Quakers in Queens and enjoy light refrements. Sponsored as a fund raiser by the Queens Historical Society; $15/$20 member/non-member includes QHS entrance and refreshments. Tour begins & meets at NW corner of Main St/37 Ave (Flushing #7). Reservations required (wait list after 25); fee collected at tour. Email Jack Eichenbaum: email@example.com