Queens Historical Society

Queens Historical Society QUEENS HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Protecting Our Future By Preserving Our Past Established in 1968 as a not-for-profit organization, the Queens Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of Queens through educations programs, exhibitions, and its role as a local research center.
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The Society owns and maintains the Kingsland Homestead, a late 18th-century New York City landmark located in the historic Weeping Beech Park.

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⁣⁣⁣⁣Happy #Juneteenth to our fellow Queens residents & beyond!⁣⁣⁣⁣ Swipe for More ➡️⁣⁣⁣⁣In commemoration of the newly ap...
06/19/2021

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Happy #Juneteenth to our fellow Queens residents & beyond!⁣⁣⁣⁣ Swipe for More ➡️⁣⁣⁣⁣
In commemoration of the newly appointed Federal Holiday - we wanted to highlight one of the Queens Landmarks that once stood in Flushing’s downtown area - 𝐌𝐚𝐜𝐞𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐢𝐚 𝐀𝐌𝐄 𝐂𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐡 - believed to have served as a stop in the Underground Railroad and is a designated site on the Flushing Freedom Mile that recognizes landmarks connected to the abolitionist movement.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Due to its sizable African American and Irish populations, downtown Flushing was referred to as 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐃𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣Although city officials - including Robert Moses- referred to this area as “the jungle” made up of “ramshackle dwellings” which posed “a moral problem” to the business sector, the photos of the lots surrounding the Macedonia AME Church do not show a blighted neighborhood. African American residents are seen on the streets of modest but well-kept homes and a commercial center. ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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In what it deemed a “twin attack on slum and traffic conditions,” the city cleared the six-acre site but spared the Macedonia AME Church. ⁣⁣⁣
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Entering the 21st century with the hyper-gentrification of Flushing, the Macedonia AME Church was sold to a developer for nearly $12 million dollars in 2018.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣
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⁣⁣Quoted from Queens College, Department of Urban Studies Prof. Terry Hum’s 𝘉𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘋𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘋𝘰𝘸𝘯𝘵𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘍𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 Online Article [progressivecity.net]⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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𝐈𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐬: ⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Macedonia 𝘈𝘔𝘌 𝘍𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘍𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘥𝘰𝘮 𝘔𝘪𝘭𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 Terry Hum⁣,2020⁣; 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘔𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘥𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘢 𝘈.𝘔.𝘌. 𝘊𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘤𝘩 Jason Antos for Queens Gazette, 2011 and Archival Photos of the 1850s church; 𝘍𝘭𝘶𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘢𝘭 𝘓𝘰𝘵𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦𝟷𝟿𝟹𝟶𝘴 NYC Municipal Archives.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
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#passiton #queenshistory #madeinny⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

What’s in a name?Photograph of two figures in Whitestone, circa 1930Whitestone quite literally got its name from a large...
06/16/2021

What’s in a name?

Photograph of two figures in Whitestone, circa 1930

Whitestone quite literally got its name from a large white rock, located off the point where the tides from the East River and Long Island Sound meet. In the early 19th century, the town was originally named Clintonville, after The NYC Mayor DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828). Though the town no longer bears the name Clintonville, the Clintonville Playground and Street near the East River shore still remain. Whitstone’s namesake was given in 1854, and first referred to in writing in 1860 by Reverend G. Henry Mandeville in his book “Flushing, Past and Present.”

Among the many 18th and 19th century structures that survived in Whitestone, American poet Walt Whitman’s (1819-1892) gabled house is perhaps one of the most famous. Located on 150th st and 7th ave, one can still see the 1830s house completely intact. In reference to his beautiful town, Whitman once stated: “Every morning, I am kissed by the sun coming through my window by the bay of Whitestone.”

#whitestone #whitestonequeens #queens #queensborough #itsinqueens #nyhistory #newyork #oldnewyork #oldqueens #waltwhitman #19thcentury #queensny #clintonville

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Tomorrow at 2:30 pm, come and talk with Queens Historical Society’s board member, Rob MacKay, and learn about his new bo...
06/04/2021

Tomorrow at 2:30 pm, come and talk with Queens Historical Society’s board member, Rob MacKay, and learn about his new book that chronicles the images of various Historic Houses Here in Queens.

With 200 images and long captions, “Historic Houses of Queens” explores several landmarked districts and more than 50 significant residences with oldest dating to the mid-1660s. The book looks at everything from architecture to real estate trends to the personalities of those who called the dwellings “home.”

There will be a Q&A following an overview of the book. Check out link in bio to get tickets now!

#KeepCulture #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #culturefromhome

Tomorrow at 2:30 pm, come and talk with Queens Historical Society’s board member, Rob MacKay, and learn about his new book that chronicles the images of various Historic Houses Here in Queens.

With 200 images and long captions, “Historic Houses of Queens” explores several landmarked districts and more than 50 significant residences with oldest dating to the mid-1660s. The book looks at everything from architecture to real estate trends to the personalities of those who called the dwellings “home.”

There will be a Q&A following an overview of the book. Check out link in bio to get tickets now!

#KeepCulture #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #culturefromhome

Gala Amusement Park, 1892East Elmhurst, QueensThis #amusementpark, also known as North Beach no longer exists, with #lag...
04/24/2021

Gala Amusement Park, 1892
East Elmhurst, Queens

This #amusementpark, also known as North Beach no longer exists, with #laguardiaairport taking its place. The park was built and operated by the Steinway family in the 1890s until its close in circa 1925, when it was reconstructed into an air field. This is a great example that demonstrates how prominent families such as the Steinways, contributed to shaping the ever changing landscape of Queens.

#queens #queenshistory #nyc #northbeach #oldnyc #oldplaces #steinway #1930s #1800s #historicnewyork #itsinqueens

Gala Amusement Park, 1892
East Elmhurst, Queens

This #amusementpark, also known as North Beach no longer exists, with #laguardiaairport taking its place. The park was built and operated by the Steinway family in the 1890s until its close in circa 1925, when it was reconstructed into an air field. This is a great example that demonstrates how prominent families such as the Steinways, contributed to shaping the ever changing landscape of Queens.

#queens #queenshistory #nyc #northbeach #oldnyc #oldplaces #steinway #1930s #1800s #historicnewyork #itsinqueens

Check the Rediscovering New York podcast out at 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐨.𝐍𝐘𝐂 and listen to the NY’s quintessential real estate agent Je...
04/19/2021

Check the Rediscovering New York podcast out at 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐨.𝐍𝐘𝐂 and listen to the NY’s quintessential real estate agent Jeff Goodman and QHS Board President Jason Antos! This episode will take you into the history of the Shea Stadium(now Citi Field Stadium at Mets-Williams Points in Flushing, Queens.

𝘙𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬 is a weekly show that showcases New York’s City’s extraordinary neighborhoods. Each week we focus on a particular neighborhood-this time it’s Sunnyside and Woodside; we explore its history, its vibe, its feel and its energy, really what makes the neighborhood special. The episodes will be informative, entertaining, illuminating, and of course fun!

#queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc #seeyourcity #nycgo #madeinny #itsinqueens #queenshistory #nycevents

Check the Rediscovering New York podcast out at 𝐓𝐚𝐥𝐤𝐑𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐨.𝐍𝐘𝐂 and listen to the NY’s quintessential real estate agent Jeff Goodman and QHS Board President Jason Antos! This episode will take you into the history of the Shea Stadium(now Citi Field Stadium at Mets-Williams Points in Flushing, Queens.

𝘙𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘴𝘤𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬 is a weekly show that showcases New York’s City’s extraordinary neighborhoods. Each week we focus on a particular neighborhood-this time it’s Sunnyside and Woodside; we explore its history, its vibe, its feel and its energy, really what makes the neighborhood special. The episodes will be informative, entertaining, illuminating, and of course fun!

#queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc #seeyourcity #nycgo #madeinny #itsinqueens #queenshistory #nycevents

QCA is thrilled to announce the next round of our Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) and call for Art Commissioners! Thi...
04/15/2021

QCA is thrilled to announce the next round of our Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) and call for Art Commissioners! This role is ideal for arts advocates, art lovers, and community members passionate about supporting Queens culture and untold stories.

QCA is seeking five Art Commissioners to award a total of 40k to support local Queens dance and choreography projects. Through artist selection panels, professional development and community building, Art Commissioners will commission the art they want to see in the world.

The application deadline is May 2, 2021, 11:59 pm. There will be an info session on April 20, 6-7 pm. Check out QCA website for more information!

#KeepCulture #GivingTuesdayNow #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #CultureFromHome #artistcommissioningprogram @qnsarts

QCA is thrilled to announce the next round of our Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) and call for Art Commissioners! This role is ideal for arts advocates, art lovers, and community members passionate about supporting Queens culture and untold stories.

QCA is seeking five Art Commissioners to award a total of 40k to support local Queens dance and choreography projects. Through artist selection panels, professional development and community building, Art Commissioners will commission the art they want to see in the world.

The application deadline is May 2, 2021, 11:59 pm. There will be an info session on April 20, 6-7 pm. Check out QCA website for more information!

#KeepCulture #GivingTuesdayNow #queenshistoricalsociety #hhtnyc
#EnjoyCulture #DoCulture #KeepCulture #CultureFromHome #artistcommissioningprogram @qnsarts

This incredible treasure from our collection is a Civil War Federal Infantry Drum made in 1861-1865 This one of the best...
04/10/2021

This incredible treasure from our collection is a Civil War Federal Infantry Drum made in 1861-1865

This one of the best preserved Federal Infantry drums in existence. Alexander Rogers from Flushing, Queens made the drum which measures 15 ¼ High and a diameter of 16 ½ inches. Inside the drum is a paper label that reads, “Manufactured/by/A. Roger/Flushing, L.I. The signature on the piece is stamped on the upper rim “A. Rogers.” Amazingly the drum has the painting on the side still preserved including it’s original colors. Due to time the colors did darken but the painting is still very visible and clear considering the age of the object. Ropes and other adornishments made of fabric are still intact. The banderole in the eagle’s mouth reads, Reg!. U.S. Infantry, and the plaque on the upper left reads Famous Eagle Drum/the Official Drum of the Northern Troops/During the Civil War/Donated to the G.A.R. Permanent Collection/by/Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Makers/1611 No Lincoln St. Chicago, III. The heads, ropes, slides, and gut snare across the bottom are all original. The twenty-seven stars in the blue field do not correspond to the number of states in the Union at the drum was made since it is obviously of the Civil War period. Florida became the twenty-eighth in December of the same year. Other Rogers drums are known to bear twenty-one and nineteen stars, but they were also made during the Civil War.

#queens #qhs #nycgo #madeinnyc #madeinqueens #queenshistory #newyorkhistory #civilwar #infantrydrum #drums #1800s #19thcentury #flushing #newyork

This incredible treasure from our collection is a Civil War Federal Infantry Drum made in 1861-1865

This one of the best preserved Federal Infantry drums in existence. Alexander Rogers from Flushing, Queens made the drum which measures 15 ¼ High and a diameter of 16 ½ inches. Inside the drum is a paper label that reads, “Manufactured/by/A. Roger/Flushing, L.I. The signature on the piece is stamped on the upper rim “A. Rogers.” Amazingly the drum has the painting on the side still preserved including it’s original colors. Due to time the colors did darken but the painting is still very visible and clear considering the age of the object. Ropes and other adornishments made of fabric are still intact. The banderole in the eagle’s mouth reads, Reg!. U.S. Infantry, and the plaque on the upper left reads Famous Eagle Drum/the Official Drum of the Northern Troops/During the Civil War/Donated to the G.A.R. Permanent Collection/by/Ludwig & Ludwig Drum Makers/1611 No Lincoln St. Chicago, III. The heads, ropes, slides, and gut snare across the bottom are all original. The twenty-seven stars in the blue field do not correspond to the number of states in the Union at the drum was made since it is obviously of the Civil War period. Florida became the twenty-eighth in December of the same year. Other Rogers drums are known to bear twenty-one and nineteen stars, but they were also made during the Civil War.

#queens #qhs #nycgo #madeinnyc #madeinqueens #queenshistory #newyorkhistory #civilwar #infantrydrum #drums #1800s #19thcentury #flushing #newyork

✈️Find out what made the Jet Age so special in Queens -  𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐰, 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟏𝟎, 𝐀𝐢𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐫 & 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐉𝐞𝐭 𝐀𝐠𝐞 𝐯𝐢...
04/09/2021

✈️Find out what made the Jet Age so special in Queens - 𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐰, 𝐀𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐥 𝟏𝟎, 𝐀𝐢𝐫 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐫 & 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐞𝐧𝐬 𝐇𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐉𝐞𝐭 𝐀𝐠𝐞 𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝟐:𝟑𝟎 𝐩𝐦. ⁣
This digital program will cover the 4+ airports that have operated in the borough, while examining technology’s influence on traveling. ⁣
Images display the TWA Flight Center, also known as the Trans World Flight Center, airport terminal and hotel complex at the today’s John F. Kennedy International Airport, along with architect Eero Saarinen’s reconstructed office space & original airport designs and Howard Hughes office exhibit on display now at the newly renovated TWA Hotel (in collaboration w/the NY Historical Society).⁣

#jfk #twa #nycairports #nyhistory⁣


#laguardiaairport

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover used two cameras to take a selfie.The photo, released last week, offers a glimpse of the vas...
04/03/2021

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover used two cameras to take a selfie.The photo, released last week, offers a glimpse of the vast Martian landscape. ⁣

Join us as our very own Vishnu Shridar of Rego Park, now NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Engineer explains his involvement in building the SuperCam on the Mars Rover Perseverance. ⁣
𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝟐:𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦! ⁣Link in Bio 🔗

@nasajpl #queenstomars⁣


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover used two cameras to take a selfie.The photo, released last week, offers a glimpse of the vast Martian landscape. ⁣

Join us as our very own Vishnu Shridar of Rego Park, now NASA Jet Propulsion Lab Engineer explains his involvement in building the SuperCam on the Mars Rover Perseverance. ⁣
𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝟐:𝟑𝟎𝐩𝐦! ⁣Link in Bio 🔗

@nasajpl #queenstomars⁣


Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Happy Agriculture Week!! This is a map in our collection of what Flushing looked like during Bertha R. Parsons’ childhoo...
03/23/2021

Happy Agriculture Week!!

This is a map in our collection of what Flushing looked like during Bertha R. Parsons’ childhood in 1873 in the F.W Beers, Atlas of Long Island, New York.. Bertha was a descendant of the prominent agricultural family. The Parsons. The family dates back to 1839 when Samuel Bowne Parsons established the Parsons and Company Nursery near Kissena Park. The Parsons nursery introduced exotic species to American, such as Japanese maples, wisteria, and other rare plants.

#queens #queenshistory #queensny #agricultureweek #agriculture #oldqueens #19thcentury #1870s #nyc #nychistory #newyorkhistory

Happy Agriculture Week!!

This is a map in our collection of what Flushing looked like during Bertha R. Parsons’ childhood in 1873 in the F.W Beers, Atlas of Long Island, New York.. Bertha was a descendant of the prominent agricultural family. The Parsons. The family dates back to 1839 when Samuel Bowne Parsons established the Parsons and Company Nursery near Kissena Park. The Parsons nursery introduced exotic species to American, such as Japanese maples, wisteria, and other rare plants.

#queens #queenshistory #queensny #agricultureweek #agriculture #oldqueens #19thcentury #1870s #nyc #nychistory #newyorkhistory

Here’s a little forgotten Irish/African American town from Queens for Saint Patrick’s day! This photograph by Percy Loom...
03/18/2021

Here’s a little forgotten Irish/African American town from Queens for Saint Patrick’s day! This photograph by Percy Loomis Sperr captures a small neighborhood in 1932 called Black Dublin. The name was attributed to the town because of the Irish and African American population that eventually integrated with each other. It was located in Flushing near Prince Street. Sadly, this is one of the many microcosms in Queens that don’t exist anymore. To see more photographs of Queens’ past come and check out our latest exhibition! Capturing Queens: Percy Loomis Sperr & Frederick J. Weber.

#hiddenqueens #queens #queensnyc #1930s #queenshistory #queensphotography #flushing #irish #irishinqueens #nyc #nychistory #historictowns #photography

Here’s a little forgotten Irish/African American town from Queens for Saint Patrick’s day! This photograph by Percy Loomis Sperr captures a small neighborhood in 1932 called Black Dublin. The name was attributed to the town because of the Irish and African American population that eventually integrated with each other. It was located in Flushing near Prince Street. Sadly, this is one of the many microcosms in Queens that don’t exist anymore. To see more photographs of Queens’ past come and check out our latest exhibition! Capturing Queens: Percy Loomis Sperr & Frederick J. Weber.

#hiddenqueens #queens #queensnyc #1930s #queenshistory #queensphotography #flushing #irish #irishinqueens #nyc #nychistory #historictowns #photography

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143-35 37th Ave
Flushing, NY
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#7 Train Eastbound to last stop of Main St. Walk 2 blocks East on Roosevelt Ave and turn left onto Bowne Street. Walk through Margaret Carman Green Park. Kingsland Homestead is adjacent to the park. LIRR Take the Port Washington Line to the Main St Station Stop which is located between Roosevelt and 41st Ave. Walk one block North to Roosevelt Ave. Then follow the above directions.

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Dear Queens Historical Society, Here is some Memorial Day relevant Queens history: a press clipping from the Long Island City Star newspaper reporting George C. Pfalzer KIA and a picture with his parents; my dad’s uncle Charles and aunt Tessie. The images are from my Pfalzer – Stock Heritage Project.
Tales of Queens Pride 01 of 18 This was the Gay USA coverage of the first ever Queens Pride Parade on June 6, 1993. Please, consider going to the Queens Pride Page, liking, and following future posts! And / or follow @QueensPrideNYC on Instagram. https://www.facebook.com/Queenspridenyc/posts/2794699494096216
Hi all, hope all are well! Any info on whether the Moore Jackson Cemetery Garden is still taking kitchen scraps for compost?
I read at your site: "1966 - The Queens Borough Public Library opens in Jamaica" Between 1962-1964, every day during the school year I would travel by bus from Holliswood (204th St. and Francis Lewis Boulevard) through Jamaica and on to my High School in old Forest Hills on Kessel St. I would frequently stop off at the large library building on the way home in Jamaica while changing buses. Was there another library that opened only in 1966?
Please help- where would I look for a birth record for my great grand aunt? She was born 1892-1896 in "Laurel Hill" New York. Looks like this is right around Sunnyside/Woodside Queens. I have looked in the NYC births but have come up empty-handed. Was this area considered part of Long Island at the time? Her name was Ellen Bridget Donohoe and her parents were Thomas and Mary Reilly (O'Reilly) They were from Longford, Ireland. Thank you in advance.
I am looking for pictures of Elmhurst from the 1950's. Particularly interested in pictures of Fairyland which used to be located on Queens Blvd I believe where the Target mall is now. or near there anyway.
Deep Queens roots. My family farmed in Queens and Nassau for three generations beginning in the 1850s and ending just before WW2. I will be representing this history with pictures and artifacts in the Maple Grove Cemetery Spirits Alive event this Sept 28. Here is a flyer for the event and a fragment of a 1891 Queens map showing the family farm on what is now Rockaway Blvd.
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to the Greater New York City Metro Area Heritage (Historical and Genealogical) Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island to honor their Ancestors, and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. For more information and Support Letter Writing Instructions, use the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx
Good Afternoon Queens Historical Society, My name is KenTara John, Director of the Brooklyn Networks Cable Training with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations. Our Cable Installation program is now accepting applications for our next class starting Friday May 24, 2019. We offer a 6 week Free Training that will allow you to become Data Cabling Certified (BICSI, Internationally Recognized) with job placement. Our training also includes an OSHA 30. In order to apply applicants can come in person to 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217 on Tuesday May 14, 2019 at 10:00am or Wednesday May 15, 2019 at 10:00am to 621 Degraw Street, Brooklyn NY 11217. SNAP participants are highly encouraged to apply as well as parents that have a Court Ordered Child Support case*. If you would like more information about our program please email: [email protected], visit us at our website www.bwiny.org call 718-237-2017 ext 149. **Participants with an active and open NYS Court Ordered Child Support Case can find more information here through our partnership with FAMILIES FORWARD ( https://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/7490/families-forward-program ) Thank You!
I have several ancestors who lived in Jamaica during the late 1700s and early to mid 1800s. According to a recently uncovered handwritten "Family Record" book, William Henry Woolley died in 1848 at the age of 34 "in the house next to Lewis' store," and adding "William Henry Woolley kept a grocery store." He, along with relatives with surnames Van Sicklen, Wyckoff and Cowenhaven were buried in the "Presbyterian Cemetery on Washington Street," which I think is the current Prospect Cemetery. Is it possible to determine the address of Lewis' store in 1848? The address of William Henry Woolley's grocery store? Was there a Presbyterian Cemetery on a Washington Street in Jamaica? Thanks!
Wondering if there are local volunteers who could help me locate my greatgrandparents' grave/s in Calvary Cemetary. As with many genealogy searches, there are some mysteries but here is the information we have. James Joyce born in Limerick, Ireland around 1854. His wife, Mary Jane (Fennell) Joyce born in Liverpool, England around 1855. They had a daughter Catherine Bridget Joyce in Liverpool in 1884 then a son Richard Joyce in Manhattan in 1887. We are pretty sure both children were put out to orphanages so believe one or both parents died. Some documentation indicates James (possibly Mary) is buried at Calvary in Queens. Any help would be appreciated.
Congratulations to the Queens Historical Society on your 50th Anniversary! Thank you for preserving the history of Queens!