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.
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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

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07/28/2021
Fatima 🌺 on Instagram: “Made In Queens Exhibition Guide”

https://www.instagram.com/fatshab/guide/made-in-queens-exhibition-guide/17875652846321653/?utm_medium=share_sheet

Everything you need to know about Made in Queens, the fantastic community art exhibition curated by Fatima Shabbir and produced by South Queens Women’s March! On view at King Manor! ❤️

Made in Queens is a group exhibition of 14 BIPOC artists from Queens, NY. It is a beautiful ode to our borough, our people, our experiences and our stories. On view from May 15 through September 15, 2021. Free to the public by reservation at @kingmanormuseum in Jamaica, Queens. This guide includes e...

Photos from Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's post
07/28/2021

Photos from Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning's post

07/27/2021

Happening now! Opening night of Sari Nordman’s @jamaica_flux installation Tower, with interviews about the effects of climate change. Catch other projections Aug 6 and 7!
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#localart #artinthepark #publicart #climateart #climatechange @aamenvironmentandclimate #museumsarenotneutral #art #artinstallation #findyourpark

Join us Monday night for this engaging and thought-provoking public art work!
07/22/2021
"Tower" Projection Nights - Jamaica Flux

Join us Monday night for this engaging and thought-provoking public art work!

Join us for video projection activations of Sari Nordman's "Tower," featuring multilingual interviews about climate change.

"Tower" Projection Nights - Jamaica Flux
07/22/2021
"Tower" Projection Nights - Jamaica Flux

"Tower" Projection Nights - Jamaica Flux

Join us for video projection activations of Sari Nordman's "Tower," featuring multilingual interviews about climate change.

😍😍😍 fantastic photos, but the art looks even better in person! Book a free tour on a weekday or drop by on Saturdays to ...
07/22/2021

😍😍😍 fantastic photos, but the art looks even better in person! Book a free tour on a weekday or drop by on Saturdays to see it for yourself!

📣 opening day !! @jamaica_flux contemporary art show!! (Detail of installation in King Manor by Hayoon Jay Lee. Come see...
07/10/2021

📣 opening day !! @jamaica_flux contemporary art show!!
(Detail of installation in King Manor by Hayoon Jay Lee. Come see for yourself!!)
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#art #freeart #community #communityart #contemporaryart #jamaica #jamaicaqueens #artisticintervention #historichomes #food #artinstallation #rice #antiques #bones

Hands on History is still on despite the weather! Come paint with us in the North Kitchen. Look for the side porch and f...
07/03/2021

Hands on History is still on despite the weather! Come paint with us in the North Kitchen. Look for the side porch and follow the signs!

Hands on History is still on despite the weather! Come paint with us in the North Kitchen. Look for the side porch and follow the signs!

Sip sip hooray! (+ your favorite annual cocktail party is back)🍹 - https://mailchi.mp/9e5344e7b800/july21Save the date! ...
07/02/2021

Sip sip hooray! (+ your favorite annual cocktail party is back)🍹 - https://mailchi.mp/9e5344e7b800/july21

Save the date! September 16th, 6-8pm we're thrilled to host our annual cocktail fundraiser benefitting King Manor's educational programming. Early Bird tickets on sale now!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/constitution-cocktails-21-tickets-161938892587

Sip sip hooray! (+ your favorite annual cocktail party is back)🍹 - https://mailchi.mp/9e5344e7b800/july21

Save the date! September 16th, 6-8pm we're thrilled to host our annual cocktail fundraiser benefitting King Manor's educational programming. Early Bird tickets on sale now!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/constitution-cocktails-21-tickets-161938892587

Join us July 3rd 1-4pm for an afternoon of outdoor “studio” #painting 🎨 and a refreshing glass of #lemonade! 🍋 Learn abo...
07/01/2021

Join us July 3rd 1-4pm for an afternoon of outdoor “studio” #painting 🎨 and a refreshing glass of #lemonade! 🍋 Learn about 19th century still-life painting and how long it took to sit for a portrait, while following along to make your own painted masterpiece to take home.

(In case of inclement weather, we will bring our program into our North Kitchen.)

#kids #familyfun #free #art #sipsiphooray #queens #nyc

Join us July 3rd 1-4pm for an afternoon of outdoor “studio” #painting 🎨 and a refreshing glass of #lemonade! 🍋 Learn about 19th century still-life painting and how long it took to sit for a portrait, while following along to make your own painted masterpiece to take home.

(In case of inclement weather, we will bring our program into our North Kitchen.)

#kids #familyfun #free #art #sipsiphooray #queens #nyc

MANOR FLOW YOGA IS BAAAAACK!! 🧘Organized by the wonderful Tobi Jaiyesimi and taught by local yoga instructors, these FRE...
06/30/2021

MANOR FLOW YOGA IS BAAAAACK!! 🧘
Organized by the wonderful Tobi Jaiyesimi and taught by local yoga instructors, these FREE community yoga/wellness classes will be held outside the museum Sundays in the Summer!

MANOR FLOW YOGA IS BAAAAACK!! 🧘
Organized by the wonderful Tobi Jaiyesimi and taught by local yoga instructors, these FREE community yoga/wellness classes will be held outside the museum Sundays in the Summer!

#nofilter needed on this cutie!! Peep this fledgling redtailed hawk hanging out at the museum this afternoon. Don’t you ...
06/26/2021

#nofilter needed on this cutie!! Peep this fledgling redtailed hawk hanging out at the museum this afternoon. Don’t you love their lil speckled belly and adorable grumpy face? 😍
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#restingbirdface #birb #birbsofinstagram #urbanwildlife #redtailedhawk #babybird #nyc #findyourpark #hawk #queens #nycwildlife

We got a jump start on #prideweekend 🌈 Check our special rainbow Pride flag hanging outside! Designed by Daniel Quasar i...
06/25/2021

We got a jump start on #prideweekend 🌈 Check our special rainbow Pride flag hanging outside! Designed by Daniel Quasar in 2018, this variation of the rainbow Pride flag highlights the Black, brown, and transgender members of the LGBTQ community!

While we haven’t seen a direct connection between the King family and 19th century LGBTQ historical figures, we take inspiration from their work to create a more just country to celebrate moving toward a more inclusive society today.

King Manor is delighted to honor #pridemonth with its visitors, neighbors, and staff who are members of the LGBTQ community.

#pride🌈 #PrideMonth2021 #MuseumsCelebratePride #MuseumsAreNotNeutral #LGBT #LGBTQ #Queens #JamaicaQueens #representationmatters #lovetoall #loveislove #allarewelcome #yourhistorichome #community #localhistory #historichomes #JamaicaAve

📸: Roberto Chavez, Museum Education Specialist

We got a jump start on #prideweekend 🌈 Check our special rainbow Pride flag hanging outside! Designed by Daniel Quasar in 2018, this variation of the rainbow Pride flag highlights the Black, brown, and transgender members of the LGBTQ community!

While we haven’t seen a direct connection between the King family and 19th century LGBTQ historical figures, we take inspiration from their work to create a more just country to celebrate moving toward a more inclusive society today.

King Manor is delighted to honor #pridemonth with its visitors, neighbors, and staff who are members of the LGBTQ community.

#pride🌈 #PrideMonth2021 #MuseumsCelebratePride #MuseumsAreNotNeutral #LGBT #LGBTQ #Queens #JamaicaQueens #representationmatters #lovetoall #loveislove #allarewelcome #yourhistorichome #community #localhistory #historichomes #JamaicaAve

📸: Roberto Chavez, Museum Education Specialist

06/23/2021

Dyeing fabric for curtains in the 1824 John Quincy Adams guest bedroom!

Thanks for coming out today and making our final Traditions Fest day a wonderful success! We had so much fun creating be...
06/20/2021

Thanks for coming out today and making our final Traditions Fest day a wonderful success! We had so much fun creating beautiful, Mexican inspired costume pieces, jewelry, and even pillow cases with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company ❤️🤍💚🇲🇽

¡Feliz Día del Padre! Bring Dad out to join us this afternoon at 2pm and visit with @calpullimexicandance to learn about...
06/20/2021

¡Feliz Día del Padre! Bring Dad out to join us this afternoon at 2pm and visit with @calpullimexicandance to learn about Mexican traditional dance and costuming.

FREE! 2-5pm @ King Manor! FREE tours of the museum on the hour (last admittance 4:30).

See you there!

#traditionsfest #mexican #culture #dance #museums #historichouse #free #familytime #letsparty #queens #nycparks

¡Feliz Día del Padre! Bring Dad out to join us this afternoon at 2pm and visit with @calpullimexicandance to learn about Mexican traditional dance and costuming.

FREE! 2-5pm @ King Manor! FREE tours of the museum on the hour (last admittance 4:30).

See you there!

#traditionsfest #mexican #culture #dance #museums #historichouse #free #familytime #letsparty #queens #nycparks

In honor of Juneteenth, King Manor Museum is launching a free digital walking tour about 19th century Black community-bu...
06/19/2021

In honor of Juneteenth, King Manor Museum is launching a free digital walking tour about 19th century Black community-building and voting rights activism in Jamaica, Queens.
As Rufus King was a founding father who was an outspoken antislavery advocate, King Manor celebrates Black history of our neighborhood, city, and nation.
You can view the digital walking tour “After Emancipation: Wilson Rantous and Douglaston” on PocketSights through the qr code or click here to begin!
https://pocketsights.com/tours/tour/Arverne-Queens-NY-USA-After-Emancipation:-Wilson-Rantous-and-Douglaston-5819

This is part of an upcoming virtual exhibit so we welcome your feedback!!

#Juneteenth #BlackHistory #BlackAmericanHistory #MuseumsAreNotNeutral #History #JamaicaQueens #Queens #NewYork #NewYorkCity

In honor of Juneteenth, King Manor Museum is launching a free digital walking tour about 19th century Black community-building and voting rights activism in Jamaica, Queens.
As Rufus King was a founding father who was an outspoken antislavery advocate, King Manor celebrates Black history of our neighborhood, city, and nation.
You can view the digital walking tour “After Emancipation: Wilson Rantous and Douglaston” on PocketSights through the qr code or click here to begin!
https://pocketsights.com/tours/tour/Arverne-Queens-NY-USA-After-Emancipation:-Wilson-Rantous-and-Douglaston-5819

This is part of an upcoming virtual exhibit so we welcome your feedback!!

#Juneteenth #BlackHistory #BlackAmericanHistory #MuseumsAreNotNeutral #History #JamaicaQueens #Queens #NewYork #NewYorkCity

Looking forward to the first of this year’s local small business fairs hosted by @qchronicle ! 6/19 from 11-2!! ....(Pho...
06/18/2021

Looking forward to the first of this year’s local small business fairs hosted by @qchronicle ! 6/19 from 11-2!! .
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(Photo credit: Michael Gannon) #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportblackbusiness #community #neighborhood #jamaicaave #queens #jamaicaqueens #queensny

Looking forward to the first of this year’s local small business fairs hosted by @qchronicle ! 6/19 from 11-2!! ....(Pho...
06/18/2021

Looking forward to the first of this year’s local small business fairs hosted by @qchronicle ! 6/19 from 11-2!! .
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(Photo credit: Michael Gannon) #shoplocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportblackbusiness #community #neighborhood #jamaicaave #queens #jamaicaqueens #queensny

Come on down this weekend! Lots happening in Jamaica this weekend between the The Jamaica Dance Festival the Internation...
06/11/2021
Traditions Festival '21: Baybayin - Filipino Calligraphy — King Manor Museum

Come on down this weekend! Lots happening in Jamaica this weekend between the The Jamaica Dance Festival the International Children’s Festival Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning and Parsons clean-up with Jamaica Avenue and of course our Traditions Fest!!

Discover and try Baybayin calligraphy with artist Mark Libatique, and learn about the movement to bring back this ancient, pre-colonial artform! FREE for all attendees, no registration required! Masks required to participate.

It's #nationalbestfriendday ! One of Rufus King's best friends was Christopher Gore, whose home Gore Place is also a mus...
06/10/2021

It's #nationalbestfriendday ! One of Rufus King's best friends was Christopher Gore, whose home Gore Place is also a museum, located in Waltham, MA.

Rufus and Christopher wrote each other often. Rufus even gave his sons James and Frederick the middle name "Gore" in honor of his friend!

So, happy National Best Friends Day to our friends over at Gore Place. 💑

Did you know it's #NationalBestFriendsDay?

Anyone would be lucky to have a best friend that piques their interests and expands their horizons. Miriam Boucher and Kathy Fratto turned their friendship into a passion for service at Gore Place. Since their first time volunteering at a Mother’s Day Tea several years ago, they have become two of our most active volunteers.

The women became friends while volunteering for the Red Cross in Cambridge. Invited to the 2012 Holiday Tea at Gore Place, they met with then volunteer coordinator Brian Smith and have been volunteering at Gore Place ever since. Kathy and Miriam really get into the spirit of our events. They even dress as friendly witches to lead visitors through the house during Frightful Fridays in October!

On many Friday evenings, Miriam, in historical costume, leads tours through the house while Kathy assists by making sure the group stays together. It was Kathy who found Miriam’s reproduction dress. Miriam wears it to compliment the tour. “It makes the guests feel more in the period,” she says. Though Kathy and Miriam enjoy volunteering at lots of our events, their favorite is the one they first attended together as guests, the Holiday Tea.

Reflecting on their first time volunteering at Gore Place, Kathy noted, “When we volunteered at a Mother’s Day Tea, the people were so welcoming.” She mentioned the Executive Director and former Collections Manager, in particular.

For first time volunteers, Miriam advises: “You’ve got to be passionate about the time period and the people’s lives. The staff are always willing to answer questions and are very supportive. They are genuinely concerned about us.” Kathy added, “It’s a great place to build relationships and meet new people.”

Volunteering at Gore Place has sparked Kathy and Miriam’s interests in history. The friends have visited several museums together including the Benjamin Thompson House, the birthplace of Count Rumford in Woburn, MA, where they were thrilled to discover a restored Rumford-style kitchen — the same style of kitchen the Gores had in their home.

Kathy says one of the best perks about volunteering is that, “you get to experience everything that guests experience at the same time (you are helping out).”

Give volunteering a try, you’ll love it!

If you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer at Gore Place, making new friends and leaving a positive mark on the community, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Aaron Rawley at [email protected].

ID: Kathy and Miriam in costume giving an evening tour outside of the mansion.

Getting started here with @notyourmommashistory and the Let's Talk About Slavery program!Cheyney will be here between 1 ...
06/06/2021

Getting started here with @notyourmommashistory and the Let's Talk About Slavery program!

Cheyney will be here between 1 and 4pm to answer your questions and talk about slavery in NY in the 19th century.

#blackhistoryeveryday #culture #community #ourhistory #jamaicaqueens #queens #nycparks

Getting started here with @notyourmommashistory and the Let's Talk About Slavery program!

Cheyney will be here between 1 and 4pm to answer your questions and talk about slavery in NY in the 19th century.

#blackhistoryeveryday #culture #community #ourhistory #jamaicaqueens #queens #nycparks

Join us 1-4pm today 6/6 for a FREE special event with living historian and activist Cheyney McKnight Not Your Momma's Hi...
06/06/2021

Join us 1-4pm today 6/6 for a FREE special event with living historian and activist Cheyney McKnight Not Your Momma's History and her "Let's Talk About Slavery in NY" program!

Come participate in a hands-on exploration of the facts, myths, and consequences of slavery in New York.

FREE for all attendees, no registration required! Masks required to participate.

#traditionsfest #blackhistory #isamericanhistory #community #culture #free #familytime #queens

Family Fun all month long! June at King Manor is all about celebrating the diversity and heritage of the World's Borough...
06/04/2021

Family Fun all month long! June at King Manor is all about celebrating the diversity and heritage of the World's Borough! Join us for five FREE family events during Traditions Fest '21! - https://mailchi.mp/4cb55bbf2f70/family-fun-all-month-long

Family Fun all month long! June at King Manor is all about celebrating the diversity and heritage of the World's Borough! Join us for five FREE family events during Traditions Fest '21! - https://mailchi.mp/4cb55bbf2f70/family-fun-all-month-long

We couldn’t be more proud of all the artists and our friends South Queens Women's March!!! Please come enjoy the exhibit...
06/04/2021

We couldn’t be more proud of all the artists and our friends South Queens Women's March!!! Please come enjoy the exhibition 🥰

It's summer (soon, anyway) and people are itching to get out and explore -- why not explore our 250 year old house, its ...
05/26/2021

It's summer (soon, anyway) and people are itching to get out and explore -- why not explore our 250 year old house, its collections, and a beautiful contemporary art exhibition? Summer hours at King Manor are here as of June 1st!

(By reservation only) Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Saturdays: Drop ins welcome 1-5pm!

See you soon!

It's summer (soon, anyway) and people are itching to get out and explore -- why not explore our 250 year old house, its collections, and a beautiful contemporary art exhibition? Summer hours at King Manor are here as of June 1st!

(By reservation only) Mon-Tues & Thurs-Fri: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Saturdays: Drop ins welcome 1-5pm!

See you soon!

Saturday, May 22nd, we will be featured in “Step into Queens,” a compilation of virtual tours from five historic houses,...
05/20/2021

Saturday, May 22nd, we will be featured in “Step into Queens,” a compilation of virtual tours from five historic houses, hosted by the Queens Historical Society.

In addition to our tour, the online event includes videos from the Kingsland Homestead, @poppenhuseninstitute @onderdonkhouse and @bayside_historical_society
Tickets are $5 for general admission, with a $30 support level option, and can be found by visiting the @queens_historical_society website
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#museumsfromhome #queens #queensny #localhistory #museum #virtualtour #historichomes

Saturday, May 22nd, we will be featured in “Step into Queens,” a compilation of virtual tours from five historic houses, hosted by the Queens Historical Society.

In addition to our tour, the online event includes videos from the Kingsland Homestead, @poppenhuseninstitute @onderdonkhouse and @bayside_historical_society
Tickets are $5 for general admission, with a $30 support level option, and can be found by visiting the @queens_historical_society website
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#museumsfromhome #queens #queensny #localhistory #museum #virtualtour #historichomes

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150-03 Jamaica Ave
New York, NY
11432

Opening Hours

Monday 12pm - 2pm
Tuesday 12pm - 2pm
Wednesday 12pm - 2pm
Thursday 12pm - 2pm
Friday 12pm - 2pm
Saturday 1pm - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm

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(718) 206-0545

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