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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 Queens Historical Society


    Toys & Games From the Attic and Beyond!

    Step back into your childhood and experience the magic of the toys of yesteryear. Indulge yourself in nostalgia, learn about toys and games from across the world, and discover toys you've never even heard of! On view from July 2016 to June 2017.

    Kingsland: Past to Present

    Now on display in our main hallway is an exhibit on the history of the Kingsland Homestead and the family that made it their home for over 100 years.

  • SATURDAY, JULY 16 & AUGUST 13 @ 10:00AM

  • Community Conversations for Kids

    Sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities, the Queens Historical Society will be hosting two Community Conversations for Kids programs this summer. We invite all upper elementary and middle school students to join us on July 16th for a conversation on Immigration and on August 13th for a conversation on Democracy. For more information and to RSVP, please visit:
    This is a FREE event!

  • SATURDAY JULY 23 & AUGUST 27 @ 10:00AM

  • Colonial Craft Corner

    Bring your child for a day of Colonial arts and crafts meant just for them! This is an educational event designed for students with special needs. Your child will learn about the toys and games from Colonial times, play with Jacob's Ladders, and get to make their very own Cornhusk dolls!
    Tickets are $20 and include admission for one student and one accompanying parent/guardian.
    QHS members and groups of 5 or more will receive 25% off!
    For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

  • SUNDAY, AUGUST 7 @ 2:00-4:00PM

  • Bilingual Flushing Freedom Mile Tour

    We will be holding a Flushing Freedom Mile Tour in both English and Spanish. Learn about many of the historic sites in Flushing and their associations with activist movements, fighting for the rights we have today and—for some—even the Underground Railroad! This is a walking tour, and will meet in front of the Kingsland Homestead (143-35 37th Avenue Flushing, NY 11354) at 2PM. For more information and to reserve tickets, go to:
    QHS Members: $15; QHS Nonmembers: $20; Children: $8

  • DOMINGO 7 DE AGOSTO, DE 2:00-4:00PM

  • Tour Bilingüe "Flushing Freedom Mile Tour"

    La Sociedad Histórica de Queens llevará a cabo el tour "Flushing Freedom Mile Tour". Aprende acerca de los muchos lugares de interés histórico en Flushing, sus asociaciones con movimientos activistas (los cuales continúan luchando por los derechos que tenemos hoy) e información histórica sobre el ferrocarril subterráneo. Este tour es un recorrido a pie, y sus participantes se reunirán delante del Kingsland Homestead (143-35 37th Avenue Flushing, NY 11354) a las 2 pm. Se llevará a cabo simultáneamente dos tours, uno en Inglés y otro en Español.
    Costo para Socios QHS: $15 Costo para No socios: $20; Costo para niños: $8