Queens County Historical Society

Find Queens County New York historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


Bayside Historical Society 208 Totten Avenue Bayside NY 11359 718-352-1548


Bowne House Historical Society 3701 Bowne Street Flushing NY 11354 718-359-0528

Greater Astoria Historical Society 3520 Broadway Long Island City NY 11106 718-278-0700

Greater Ridgewood Historical Society 1820 Flushing Avenue Ridgewood NY 11385 718-456-1776

Queens New York Historical Society 14335 37th Avenue Flushing NY 11354 718-939-0647

Woodhave Cultural & Historical Society 9334 91st Avenue Jamaica NY 11421 718-846-1907

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.