Queens Historical Society
143-35 37 Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354
(718) 939-0647

Places Nearby:
New York Hall of Science
Queens Wildlife Conservation Center
Queens Museum of Art
Queens Botanical Garden
Green Meadows Farm
Queens County Farm Museum
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Housed at the historically landmarked Kingsland Homestead, the Queens Historical Society offers excellent changing exhibitions.

A recent exhibition, The Civil War: A Queens Perspective, featured an extraordinary collection of artifacts, photos, and rare documents telling the story of the Civil War from the viewpoint of Queens residents. Exhibits included, Queens Before the War (Abolition, The 1860 Election), Queens Men in War (Quarterman's Company, Roemer's Battery and other units), Home Front Activities (Ladies Aid Societies, Hospital at Willett's Point), End of the War (Lee's Surrender, Lincoln's Assassination), as well as many others that showed the effect that the war had on the lives of the people of Queens, and the effect that they had on the war.

Though this exhibition may be gone, it is representative of the quality and professionalism visitors can expect from the Historical Society. All exhibitions are comprehensive and suitable for people of all ages.

Visitors will also enjoy a variety of activities such as slide shows and walking tours, including a Three House Tour. For further details see the listing for the Bowne House in this book.

Call for a schedule of future exhibits and activities.

School Groups will find a Tour to be fun and educational. Teachers can call for further details.

Hours: Open Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 - 4:30pm. School and Adult Groups at other times by appointment.
Adults $5.00
Seniors $3.00
Children $3.00
School Groups $3.00 per student.
Group Reservations: At least 3 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic in nearby park.
Handicapped Access: Not accessible.
Directions: Whitestone Bridge to Van Wyck Expy (I-678) South to Northern Blvd. East on Northern Blvd to Parsons Blvd. Turn right onto Parsons and take next right onto 37th Ave. 35 minutes southeast of the George Washington Bridge.

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