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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

  • SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13TH 2:30-4:00 PM
    Film Screening: The Real Helen Keller
  • More than forty years after her death, Helen Keller is still known internationally as the little deaf-blind girl, the "miracle child" who triumphed over adversity. It is an image that endures through the Hollywood film "The Miracle Worker" - but Keller never chose that image, and she battled against it all her life. Hidden from the public gaze was the real Helen Keller, a flesh-and-blood woman, writer and radical activist, suffragette and socialist. Directed by Liz Crow & Ann Pugh; 2000; about 60 minutes long. $5 QHS Members, Students & Seniors; $8 General Admission for all lectures/events, unless otherwise stated.

  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH 2:30-4:30 PM
    Smithsonian Museum Day Live
  • In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.