Queens Historical Society

Queens Historical Society
Abbreviation QHS
Predecessor Kingsland Preservation Committee
Formation 1968
Type not-for-profit organization
Purpose To promote and provide assistance for research into social, political, and economic aspects of Queens history and document the constant changes that continue to shape the borough.
Headquarters Kingsland Homestead
Website www.queenshistoricalsociety.org

The Queens Historical Society, which was founded in 1968 after a merger with the Kingsland Preservation Commission, is dedicated to preserving the history and heritage of Queens, New York and interpreting the history of the borough as it relates to various historical periods.[1][2] The historical society is the only museum about Queens' history within the borough and is located in Kingsland Homestead, which is a historic house museum within Weeping Beech Park.

Among the historical society's main projects is assisting in the preservation and designation of the borough's landmarks,[3] the preservation of the Brinckerhoff Family Cemetery,[4][5] as well as several other cemeteries in the borough.


  1. Lii, Jane (1995-08-27). "Tea, Top Hats and Tranquility". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
  2. Toy, Vivian (1999-05-15). "Queens Finds its Own Landmarks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
  3. Goldman, Ari (1972-10-15). "Queens Unit Seeks to Save Borough Landmarks". The New York Times. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
  4. Bertrand, Donald (2000-01-31). "Family in Fight for Plot". Daily News. Retrieved 2008-05-03.
  5. Bertrand, Donald (2000-04-24). "Wrangle Over Cemetery". Daily News. Retrieved 2008-05-03.

Coordinates: 40°45′48.97″N 73°49′26.83″W / 40.7636028°N 73.8241194°W / 40.7636028; -73.8241194

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