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Category: History

Event | 13th September 2019

Explore Flushing’s Victorian Past

September is a great time to enjoy late summer weather and the bounty of a summer garden. The Voelker Orth Museum welcomes guests to take a step back in time to the days when home gardens and backyard gatherings were a big part of life in Queens. The Museum occupies a Victorian 1890s house, a […]

Event | 8th May 2019

Jack Eichenbaum to Lead Sacred Sites Tour

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm Start Location:Quaker Meeting House, 137-16 Northern Blvd, Flushing, NY 11354End Location: St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, 136-76 41st Avenue Flushing, NY 11355 Advanced registration is required at https://bit.ly/2DGa37V. The New York Landmarks Conservancy: Flushing Sacred Sites Tour Queens is the most diverse county in the United States. With nearly half of […]

Art | 20th March 2019

POOLTIME! Exhibit and Fundraiser @ Queens Historical Society

POOLTIME! Exhibit and Fundraiser @Queens Historical Society Friday, March 22nd5:30PM – 8PM FREE Admission You are invited to participate in an evening of drinks and art with POOLTIME and their new public art pavilion. They will be exhibiting the POOLTIME COLLECTION, a series of framed art photographic narratives created with artifacts from the Queen’s Historical Society’s […]

History | 12th February 2019

The Search for Freedom in Queens

The Bowne House and Lewis Latimer House Museum Celebrate Black History Month Highlights from the Bowne and Parsons Families’ Activities in Abolition and the Underground Railroad Robert Bowne (1744), the great-grandson of John Bowne, was both an early and prominent abolitionist in the family active in the anti slavery movement. In 1785, he joined with […]

Entertainment | 8th December 2018

Explore History & Culture on #HollyTour2018

The holidays are up-and-coming! Treat your friends and family to the great history of Flushing through the Holiday Historical House Tour this weekend on Sunday, December 9, 1-5pm. With just one ticket, guests can visit SEVEN historical houses, landmarks, and museums! Sites will include musical performances, enjoyable holiday crafts, and themed seasonal displays and decorations as […]

History | 8th July 2018

Must-see Exhibitions in December

The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making is a multimedia exhibition bringing together artists, designers, CUNY students and local communities to reflect on the art of making, craftsmanship and technology in today’s globalized world. The exhibition calls attention to larger systems at play that influence the state […]

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