Read more about QHS...

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.

read more

Upcoming Events at Queens Historical Society

  • SUNDAY, May 4TH - 2:30-4:30 PM
    Gus Schumacher: Farming in Flushing
  • An authority on all things food, Gus Schumacher's family has been in the farming industry since his great-grandfather emigrated in 1848 from Germany to New York and rented some land in the city. His grandfather, Fred Schumacher, was born on their farm in 1865 and then moved the family's farm in 1888 to Flushing, where they farmed in Queens County until 1968.

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 8TH - 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    Art Contest Award Presentation
  • Let's celebrate the wonderful artwork and essays from the winners of our 17th Annual Art & History contest, which was open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in Queens. Congratulations to all!