King Manor Museum

King Manor Museum "My tour was delightful, there's no other word for it!" -- King Manor visitor King Manor Museum is a historic house that aims to preserve and interpret the home of Rufus King, one of America's founding fathers and signer of the Constitution.

Through programming, King Manor Museum strives to make 19th century history relevant and to foster an awareness of history as an ongoing process.

Operating as usual

Spent some time getting detail shots of some objects in our "Queens of King Manor" exhibit this afternoon! Book a tour r...
03/09/2021

Spent some time getting detail shots of some objects in our "Queens of King Manor" exhibit this afternoon!

Book a tour reservation to see the whole exhibition on the founding mothers of King Manor and women in historic preservation! #WomensHistoryMonth

https://www.kingmanor.org/reservations

We are SO excited to host @southqueenswomensmarch on Saturday, March 13 to commemorate Women’s Herstory Month with a pop...
03/08/2021

We are SO excited to host @southqueenswomensmarch on Saturday, March 13 to commemorate Women’s Herstory Month with a pop-up pantry at 1PM! They will be giving out free groceries, produce, menstrual supplies, hygiene products, travel blankets and books! First come first served! Bring a cart.

Photos or video of community members will be strictly prohibited and social distancing rules will be in effect. Masks required.

Thank you also to the amazing co-sponsors of this event: @blaque_resource_network @bedessee_east_west_indian_food @tcahnyc @nycmayorsoffice

There will also be a pop-up photo exhibit on display: Women of The World, Champions of Food Justice.

#solidaritynotcharity #thisiswhatcommunitylookslike #foodinsecurity #foodjustice #periodpoverty #community #thankful #queensvibes #jamaicaqueens #southeastqueens #herstory #womenshistorymonth #fooddistribution

https://www.splicetoday.com/writing/my-life-in-jamaicaNice feature about some of our Jamaica treasures! Looks like Forgo...
03/05/2021
My Life in Jamaica

https://www.splicetoday.com/writing/my-life-in-jamaica

Nice feature about some of our Jamaica treasures! Looks like Forgotten New York is due for another visit to King Manor as LOTS has changed since these photos were taken!

If you haven't visited in a while, come back and see what's new! Nearly the whole second floor is open for you to see and there are new pieces in the first floor rooms as well.

Not to mention, our new exhibit space! We have 1-2 changing exhibits a year. Catch "Queens of King Manor: Women in Historic Preservation" for the next two months, then watch this space in May for our next exciting exhibit curated by South Queens Women's March !

Jamaica has recovered somewhat from the 1970s, and historical artifacts like First Presbyterian Church and the Merrick Theatre have kept it stable. || Kevin Walsh

Posted @withregram • @southqueenswomensmarch This is our last call to submit your collection for our upcoming art exhibi...
02/26/2021

Posted @withregram • @southqueenswomensmarch This is our last call to submit your collection for our upcoming art exhibit!

We are accepting submissions on a rolling basis with no deadline to be featured in our virtual gallery. However, our deadline to submit for our art exhibit in Jamaica, Queens this spring is March 11, 2021 at @kingmanormuseum .

Please tag a Queens based artist! All may submit but we’re priortizing BIPOC folks!

To submit: www.tinyurl.com/madeinqueens

To view our virtual gallery: www.southqueenswomensmarch.org/madeinqueens

Or visit the link in our bio! #queensny #queensnyc #madeinqueens #art #artistsoninstagram #artistsofinstagram #queensvibesonly #fridaymood #callforartists #queensny #queensnyc

02/22/2021

We're always doing new things at King Manor and we're not afraid to get our hands dirty! Any guesses what our latest project might be?

201 years ago!! How do you see the relevance of this today?
02/11/2021

201 years ago!! How do you see the relevance of this today?

On this day 200 years ago, Rufus King delivered a powerful anti-slavery speech on the Senate floor, directly addressing the immorality of slaveholders and seeking to invalidate the laws of slavery on the basis of them being unconstitutional (and he would know! King was a framer, or editor of the US Constitution). This was a monumental moment in early anti-slavery activism presented during the Missouri Compromise of 1820 and at the time King was both praised and vilified for the speech (19 death threats!)

"But my purpose is fixed," he told then President Monroe. "Mr. President, I have yet to learn that one man can make a slave of another; if one man cannot do so, no number of individuals can have any better right to do it, and I hold that all laws and compacts imposing any such condition upon any human being are absolutely void, because contrary to the law of nature, which is the law of God, which He makes His way known to man, and is paramount to all human control." -- Sen. Rufus King (NY), February 11th, 1820

“This piece, Portrait of the Poet, is a portrait of my mother. The medium used is acrylic paint on canvas and stretched ...
02/08/2021

“This piece, Portrait of the Poet, is a portrait of my mother. The medium used is acrylic paint on canvas and stretched it within an embroidery hoop. I wanted to emphasize the domestic setting of this painting through the use of the hoop.”
Visit Traditions Fest Online for a closer look at Tobey Parker’s serene and powerful painting and equally powerful artist’s statement!
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#queensvibes #portraits #portraitpainting #blackportrait #embroidery #painting #artistsofcolor #artistsofinstagram #green #pinecone #beautiful #mother #mondaymorning #mondayart

Don't be sour! Join us this Sunday for some Valentine's crafting and learn about the history of store-bought cards for t...
02/05/2021

Don't be sour! Join us this Sunday for some Valentine's crafting and learn about the history of store-bought cards for the holiday!

https://fb.me/e/12RxQXOl4

Check out this great kids’ workshop from our friends at JCAL!
02/04/2021

Check out this great kids’ workshop from our friends at JCAL!

Introducing "Public Art Workshop: Designing a Neighborhood Flag with Reuben Lorch-Miller"

Be a part of creating a public art project and a flag design for Southeast Queens! This four part online workshop series is part of JCAL's Jamaica Flux 2021. Your designs might even be transformed into actual flags that will be flown publicly for all to see!

This opportunity is available for students grades 4-12. Register below!

https://jcal.meeter-app.com/event/IPPFG7CaSz

We are SO excited to host this exhibit soon!!
02/02/2021

We are SO excited to host this exhibit soon!!

02/02/2021

Our phones are down for maintenance. Please email [email protected] instead until further notice! Thanks.

Anyone having difficulty getting tickets for our National Hot Tea Month online event -- please try again. There was a gl...
01/30/2021

Anyone having difficulty getting tickets for our National Hot Tea Month online event -- please try again. There was a glitch in the ticketing process which hid the tickets from view and would not allow them to be reposted.

This glitch has been fixed! Make sure you get your tickets, available right up until the start of the program!

Thank you for your patience, and see you there!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-hot-tea-month-online-workshop-tickets-125357950003

Roses are red, violets are blue... this February, King Manor has lots to do! Roses are red, violets are blue... this mon...
01/25/2021

Roses are red, violets are blue... this February, King Manor has lots to do! Roses are red, violets are blue... this month at King Manor, there's lots to do!

Join Director of Education Brittany Lester on Feb. 7th 2-3pm for an online talk and workshop on the Industrial Revolution and the modern Valentine. And, introducing a brand new free online game for students grades 3-5! Explore King Manor in the year 1810 and virtually visit our period rooms and other locations on the Kings' property. *URL*

Just two fellow senators hanging out in Rufus' library and having a chat about Constitutional law. Seeing as Rufus helpe...
01/21/2021

Just two fellow senators hanging out in Rufus' library and having a chat about Constitutional law. Seeing as Rufus helped write and frame the Constitution during his tenure as Massachusetts' representative to the Constitutional Convention, these two would have a lot to talk about!

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders when it is safe to do so, we would love to invite you to visit our historic site here in Jamaica, Queens, NY! You might find a kindred spirit in patriotism here.

And no need to bring the mittens this time. We have modern heating these days. ;)

Join us and @guardiansofflushingbay on Fri, February 12th at 12pm as we discuss Octavia Butler's 'Parable of the Sower' ...
01/20/2021

Join us and @guardiansofflushingbay on Fri, February 12th at 12pm as we discuss Octavia Butler's 'Parable of the Sower' for the third edition of our Environmental Justice Book Club series! Email [email protected] to get the invite info. 💙 📚 🌎

Love historic houses? Take 2 seconds to sign the petition to help our friends Merchant's House Museum from irreparable d...
01/11/2021
Sign the Petition

Love historic houses? Take 2 seconds to sign the petition to help our friends Merchant's House Museum from irreparable damage!!

http://chng.it/B9xkyNcNkg

Sarah Carroll & Gale Brewer: Deny Application for for 8 Story Building at 27 East 4th St

It's National Hot Tea Month! 🍵 Join us January 31st, 2-3pm! $5 online admission.Frigid weather and hot tea just go toget...
01/08/2021

It's National Hot Tea Month! 🍵 Join us January 31st, 2-3pm! $5 online admission.

Frigid weather and hot tea just go together, especially when your 250+ year old house doesn’t have modern insulation! Celebrate National Hot Tea Month online with King Manor’s Executive Director and food historian Kelsey Brow, as she introduces you to the history of tea consumption in the 19th century and guides you in making your own perfect cuppa.

https://mailchi.mp/27e439708642/its-national-hot-tea-month

Go crazy with Hands on History online today at 1pm, where we check out John King's upstairs parlor and make mid-19th cen...
12/06/2020

Go crazy with Hands on History online today at 1pm, where we check out John King's upstairs parlor and make mid-19th century crazy quilts!

All ages welcome. Visit our website calendar https://www.kingmanor.org/calendar/handsonhistory-crazyquilts for your FREE ticket and supply list!

#handsonhistory #kids #family #online #zoom #art #artathome #creativity #museum #history #quilts #fabricarts #fiberart #holiday #history #historichouse #kma120 #gocrazy

“I miss you, Miss Brittany!” This plaintive and loving cry came from one of our regular participants at our Hands-on His...
12/03/2020

“I miss you, Miss Brittany!”

This plaintive and loving cry came from one of our regular participants at our Hands-on History family craft days….except it came through a computer screen instead of in person and it nearly broke my heart.

We miss you too, Maggie. And all of you!

To co-opt a much larger organization’s old slogan: “when you’re here, you’re family.” Whether that’s in person in healthier times, wearing a mask and social distancing outside at one of our community events these past few seasons, or checking out or virtual offerings.

We’ve got a bunch of online activities for your and yours as we head back into at-home schooling. There’s home-schooling activities geared toward families with children of multiple ages, a computer game for the little ones to learn about community and cultures through music, crafts, even an audiobook series to help you relax and destress...and more to come! Want to be the first to know about our new programs?

We know that times have been rough for many folx this year, which is why we created a new membership option at King Manor. Monthly giving allows through Patreon.com you to support your favorite historic house museum at a level that’s comfortable for you, and get some love in return for your generosity! Check out the membership levels and perks and sign up at https://www.patreon.com/kingmanor

Monthly supporters starting at the $25 level get a limited edition King Manor 120th anniversary 3D metal pin as a token of our thanks and a fun way for you to show off that you’re part of the King Manor “fam.”

Want to join as a member via check or make a one-time donation? Click here to contribute! https://kingmanor.givingfuel.com/king-manor-120th-anniversary-fundraiser

However you want to support our work preserving history and making it relevant to everyone, we appreciate you!

With love,

Kelsey Brow
Executive Director

What are you cooking for #thanksgiving  today? Might we suggest some #japchae ? 😋 Japchae is one of the most popular Kor...
11/26/2020

What are you cooking for #thanksgiving today? Might we suggest some #japchae ? 😋 Japchae is one of the most popular Korean traditional dishes. Let Queens resident Soh Young Lee-Segredo show you how to make this mouthwatering dish. View her cooking demonstration online in our TraditionsFest gallery.
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On December 1, Giving Tuesday, help us keep supporting community members like Soh Young and others. (Link in bio!)
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#koreanfood #thankful #diversitymakesamericagreat #newyorkvalues #queens #queensvibes #jamaicaqueens #jamaicaave #noodles #noodsnoodsnoods #getinmybelly #cooking #cookingathome #cookingvideos #community #grateful

CELEBRATE GIVING TUESDAY 2020!Did you know? King Manor is the only historic house museum in Southeast Queens, and engage...
11/23/2020
GivingTuesday

CELEBRATE GIVING TUESDAY 2020!

Did you know? King Manor is the only historic house museum in Southeast Queens, and engages visitors and the community through online programming, historic site tours, interactive exhibits, lectures, and school and community outreach.

We rely on donations to fund these free events, upkeep the museums and grounds, and conserve and restore historic objects in our collection.

This Giving Tuesday, our goal is $15,000.

Help us continue making an impact while honoring the legacy of Rufus King. Celebrate generosity and donate to King Manor this Giving Tuesday!

Donate online now to GivingTuesday. Donations are fast, safe and secure.

King Manor Museum's cover photo
11/23/2020

King Manor Museum's cover photo

Travel back in time through Puran Singh Rai’s photo collection documenting life in India in the 1970s. The collection is...
11/23/2020

Travel back in time through Puran Singh Rai’s photo collection documenting life in India in the 1970s. The collection is accompanied by poetry on the topic of immigration and Punjabi heritage, written by his granddaughter, Jasmine Singh. Both can be viewed online in our TraditionsFest gallery.
We love seeing families work together! This Giving Tuesday consider donation to King Manor to help us continue hosting our family-friendly events like TraditionsFest and hands-on workshops.
Find out more: https://kingmanor.givingfuel.com/givingtuesday (link in profile)
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#givingtuesday #queensvibes #jamaicaqueens #jamaicaave #family #newyorkvalues #queens #culture #thankful #thankfulforyou #diversitymakesamericagreat

Address

150-03 Jamaica Ave
New York, NY
11432

Opening Hours

Monday 12:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00
Thursday 12:00 - 14:00
Friday 12:00 - 14:00
Saturday 13:00 - 17:00
Sunday 13:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(718) 206-0545

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