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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, JUNE 27TH 2:00-4:30 PM
    Exhibition Opening & Reception
  • Join us as we celebrate the opening of our newest exhibition, Leading the Way: Six Outstanding Women of Queens!

  • SUNDAY, JULY 12TH 1:00-3:00 PM
    Walking Tour of Elmhurst with Adrienne Onofri
  • This walking tour will explore the neighborhood's long history as well as its cultural diversity. Highlights will also include such architectural landmarks as Newtown High School -- alma mater of both Rise Stevens and Grace Lee Boggs (two of the "Six Outstanding Women of Queens" honored in the QHS exhibit) -- along with recreational and retail hotspots. The tour will be led by Adrienne Onofri, author of Walking Queens: 30 Tours for Discovering the Diverse Communities, Historic Places, and Natural Treasures of New York City's Largest Borough. $15 QHS Members/$20 Non-members, visit to purchase tickets.