Queens Historical Society

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Queens Historical Society
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143-35 37th Avenue
Flushing, New York 11354

Telephone: 718 939-0647 Ext. 15
Fax: 718 539-9885

Hours and holidays: Monday to Friday: 9:00am - 4:30pm

Directions, maps, and public transportation:

Location Map: Location Map

By Subway

At Time Square, 5th Ave., or Grand Central take the IRT #7 train to last stop: Main Street, Flushing. Walk two blocks east on Roosevelt Avenue to Bowne Street. Turn left, continue walking until you reach Margaret Carman Green Park. Walk through the park. The Society is the first house on the left hand side.

By Bus

Q 13 or Q 28 to Parsons & Northern Blvds. Q 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 26, 27, 28, 44, 48, 65, 66, to Main Street, Flushing and follow the above subway directions.

By Car

Take the Long Island Expressway from the Queens Midtown tunnel to the Van Wyck Expressway. Get on the Van Wyck going north. Exit Van Wyck at the Northern Blvd east exit. Travel along Northern Blvd. past Main Street for three traffic lights until you come to Parsons Blvd. Turn right on Parsons Blvd. The first street you will come to is 37th Avenue. Make a right onto 37th Avenue. The Kingsland Homestead is on the right hand side of the cul-de-sac. Unfortunately, there is no designated parking on the museum premises. Street parking is available.

Internet sites and databases:

  • The Main page for the Queens Historical Society. For over forty years, the Queens Historical Society has been actively preserving and celebrating the history and heritage of Queens, New York.

Collection Description[edit | edit source]

Library & Collections The Queens Historical Society's collections encompass all 300 years of the history of Queens in various materials and formats, including: photographs of towns throughout Queens and parts of long Island, textiles, artworks, and archival materials. The Society also owns the family papers and many artifacts from the Kings, Murrays, and Mitchells, the families that resided here at Kingsland. By appointment, researchers may pursue the Society's valuable library of primary and secondary source materials. These materials, which deal with local and American history, include maps, atlases, manuscripts, photographs, family papers, rare books, genealogies, and ephemera, covering every chapter of the incredible history of Queens. [1]}

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Neighboring Collections

  • County Vital Records Office
  • City Vital Records Office
  • County Archives
  • County Orphan's Court
  • County Probate Court
  • County Recorder
  • County Coroner
  • U.S. District Court
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  • County and local genealogical societies
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  • Museums and heritage societies
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  • Repositories in surrounding counties: [Chattam], [Durham], and [Franklin]
  • State Vital Records Office
  • State Historical Society
  • State Genealogical Society
  • University Libraries
  • Church archives
  • Repositories in surrounding states (or provinces): [SC], [TN], and [VA]
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Sources[edit | edit source]

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  2. Introduction to Family History Centers in Family History Research Wiki (accessed 29 February 2016).

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