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08Dec
Holly Tour 2019- Annual Holiday Historic House Tour
1:00 PM - 11:59 PM Queens Historical Society
Date: December 08, 2019 to December 08, 2019
Where: Queens Historical Society, 14335 37th Avenue, New York, New York, United States
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Event Type: Family
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ADVANCED TICKETS (EVENTBRITE) - $20 CHILDREN UNDER 12 - FREE (Limited to 2 kids per family) AT THE DOOR - $25 Celebrate the holiday season with six historic sites in Queens and learn about their unique histories! Set your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. One ticket is good for all seven (6) sites. Each historic house offers tours, sponsors activities, and provides refreshments and snacks. Many of the houses will have musical performances throughout the day, holiday crafts to make and take, and historically-themed seasonal displays and decorations. The five sites are within walking distance. Shuttle stops will be provided at selected historic house sites. Shuttle routes and schedule handouts will be provided to visitors on the day of the event. For more information, contact the Queens Historical Society at 718-939-0647 ext. 14 or via email at [email protected] *All houses are handicapped accessible (in compliance with ADA standards). Share the event on social media using #HollyTour2019 Kingsland Homestead ca. 1785, was occupied by the King/Murray Family until the 1930s. In 1968, the house was moved from its second Flushing site to its current location. Home of the Queens Historical Society, Kingsland offers school programs, tours, and lectures to the public documenting the history of Queens. Get into the Holiday spirit with our new poetry exhibition, as well as a surprise musical interlude. Learn about Civil War nurse Annie Cornelia Mitchell Murray. www.queenshistoricalsociety.org Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden dates to 1891 and the house and garden still provide a place for gracious hospitality.  In the 1890s, it was home to an immigrant family who published German-language newspapers and for remained their home for three generations. Decked out for the holidays, visitors are invited to join in an old-fashioned sing-along with Kenneth Gartman at piano, see a display of miniatures along with an art exhibition,
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