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Holly Tour 2019- Annual Holiday Historic House Tour

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Queens Historical Society

14335 37th Avenue

Queens, NY 11354

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ADVANCED TICKETS (EVENTBRITE) - $20
CHILDREN UNDER 12 - FREE (Limited to 2 kids per family. $5 for additional children)
AT THE DOOR - $25


Celebrate the holiday season with six historic sites in Queens and learn about their unique histories!

Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose.

One ticket is good for all seven (6) sites. Each historic house offers tours, sponsors activities, and provides refreshments and snacks. Many of the houses will have musical performances throughout the day, holiday crafts to make and take, and historically-themed seasonal displays and decorations.


The five sites are within walking distance. Shuttle stops will be provided at selected historic house sites. Shuttle routes and schedule handouts will be provided to visitors on the day of the event.

PLEASE BE SURE TO PICK UP YOUR HOLLY TOUR WRISTBANDS FROM KINGSLAND HOMESTEAD THE DAY OF THE EVENT!

For more information, contact the Queens Historical Society at 718-939-0647 ext. 14 or via email at info@queenshistoricalsociety.org.


*All houses are handicapped accessible (in compliance with ADA standards).

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Kingsland Homestead ca. 1785, was occupied by the King/Murray Family until the 1930s. In 1968, the house was moved from its second Flushing site to its current location. Home of the Queens Historical Society, Kingsland offers school programs, tours, and lectures to the public documenting the history of Queens. Get into the Holiday spirit with our new poetry exhibition, as well as a surprise musical interlude. Learn about Civil War nurse Annie Cornelia Mitchell Murray. www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden dates to 1891 and the house and garden still provide a place for gracious hospitality. In the 1890s, it was home to an immigrant family who published German-language newspapers and for remained their home for three generations. Decked out for the holidays, visitors are invited to join in an old-fashioned sing-along with Kenneth Gartman at piano, see a display of miniatures along with an art exhibition, sample holiday cookies (pfeffernusse, included), take a house tour, stop in at the gift & plant sale. www.vomuseum.org

Lewis H. Latimer (1848–1928) was an African American inventor whose innovations in designing carbon laments ushered in the age of electric light. A New York City landmark,​​ the 2.5 story Victorian house was home to African American inventor and​ ​Renaissance man Lewis H. Latimer​(1848-1928),​who was also a son of fugitive slaves. ​The museum calls​ ​attention to Latimer’s and other minorities’​ ​contributions to technology, arts, poetry, and American life. The museum offers​​ ​interactive tours, special art exhibits, literary and STEAM educational programs. Latimer’s life story is used as a point of departure from which to examine issues of race, class, immigration and contemporary events. https://lewislatimerhouse.org/

Flushing Town Hall was built in 1862 and was the cultural & political focal point of the village of Flushing. The building features a jail cell; a rich and varied history that includes murder trials, operas, visits by Teddy Roosevelt & Ulysses S. Grant, and a performance by PT Barnum & Tom Thumb. Special activities and delicious refreshments will be offered at the site. www.flushingtownhall.org

Friends Meeting House was established in 1694 as a testament to the successful struggle for religious freedom associated with the Flushing Remonstrance. It is considered New York's oldest house of worship, and Quakers worship here every Sunday as they have for more than 300 years. Flushing Friends welcome you for a tour of their historic building and a walk around their historic cemetery. http://www.flushingfriends.org.

The Bowne House, the oldest house in Queens, was home to John Bowne and nine generations of the Bowne and Parsons family. The house has a remarkable collection of original furnishings, thanks to continual occupancy by one family. Tours include discussions of early holiday traditions and customs here and abroad, and demonstrations of Colonial crafts. For young visitors, and those young at heart, we will have a display of an early dollhouse with its own miniature furnishings. Refreshments will include a treat typical of those served in the region of the Bowne family’s ancestral home in the English countryside.


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