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Queens Historical Society

143-35 37th Ave., Queens, NY 11354 40.763521 -73.823698
nr. Parsons Blvd.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-939-0647 Send to Phone

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Official Website

queenshistoricalsociety.org

Hours

Tue and Sat-Sun, 2:30pm-4:30pm; Mon and Wed-Fri, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at Flushing-Main St.

Parking

  • Nearby Parking Lots
  • Street Parking

Prices

$3, $2 students and seniors

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Profile

For a well-rounded history on Queens, stop by this city landmark located in Kingsland Homestead, a two-and-a-half-story, post-colonial farmhouse built in the 18th century and now surrounded by a park and residential neighborhood. In 1968, a 19-year-old Queens College student named Abram Wolfson decided to start a society to help preserve the rich history of the borough. As a result, objects in the permanent collection have more historical significance than monetary or artistic value—such as the belongings of the Murray family, who occupied the house for 80 years. On its 35th anniversary the society temporarily displayed artifacts from the borough’s three century history including an original Rockaways’ Playland sign from 1950 and deeds on slaves in Newtown. Don’t expect much from the rickety pale yellow structure, as historians and caretakers have yet to complete minor renovations and finish displaying its permanent collection on the main floor. The space is mainly used to store old documents, hold meetings, lectures and other events.

Tours

Docent-led and self-guided tours are free with museum admission; group tours are available by appointment only.

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