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Skippy'sStorybook Afternoon
Sunday, November 12, 2pm

Join us for a dog day afternoon reading of Skippy's Family, a children's book illustrated by Elizabeth Korn. Written by Stephen Meader in the 1940s, it is a true story of a long-lived family pet , and a joy for anyone who loves dogs.

We'll read a selection of illustrated dog tales to share with young and old alike with light refreshments to follow.

Suggested donation: $4.

A number of public programs will be offered in conjunction with the Elizabeth Korn exhibition in the coming months.

Holiday Historic House Tour
House TourSunday, December 10, 1-5pm

A 30 year tradition—Come celebrate the holiday season with seven historic sites and learn about their unique histories. Kingsland Homestead, Bowne House, Lewis H. Latimer House, Friends Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, the Voelker Orth Museum and Louis Armstrong House open their doors for a special afternoon brimming with holiday cheer. Each historic house offers tours, sponsors activities, and provides refreshments and snacks.

Voelker Orth MuseumSet your own pace and visit as many sites as you choose. Six sites are within walking distance in Flushing. Shuttle bus transportation is available between the sites. There’s always something new to do and see.  Several homes celebrate NY women this year.

The Voelker Orth is dressed for the holidays. Our tour guides can tell you about the house and museum and an art exhibition is on view. And please add a gumdrop to our gingerbread houses. Visitors can participate in a seasonal sing-along with Kenneth Gartman in the parlor, do a little shopping at our plant and gift sale, and enjoy yummy refreshments.

Advanced tickets (purchased by November 15th): $15; $20 at the door; $5 for children under 12. Your ticket provides admission to all sites and shuttle. Purchase online

Pomanders Workshop

Saturday, December 16, 1-3:30pm

This workshop offers a hands-on introduction to a winter craft mentioned in literature as early as the 13th century. Pomanders were used to ward off infections or bad odors through the Middle Ages.Pomanders were particularly popular in the Victorian times when they were fancifully decorated. Made with oranges or other fruit, they offer a sweet fragrance in winter and lend attractive decor to the home.

We provide the supplies, share their history and offer some decorating tips and techniques.  We will also serve some hot cocoa on the side. It is an activity that you can revisit at home or other gatherings.  The workshop is suitable for adults, teens and tweens.

Admission $6/ $10 per family.

BumpsBobby Bumps Vintage Cartoons                      

Sunday, February 4, 2pm

Experience the magical world of vintage animation with film historian Tommy Stathes.  He brings us a delightful afternoon of cartoons featuring Bobby Bumps and his dog Fido. Based on his comic strip character, the cartoons were created  by Earl Hurd working with the Bray Studios in 1915.  Bobby Bumps brought ten years of little boy cartoon mischief to the screen. 

Bumps-HurdThe screening at the Museum is projected on 16mm film as it often was in homes through much of the 20th century. Stathes has selected a wonderful selection from his extensive archive. For children and adults of all ages.

Admission $5, children under 3, free.  Refreshments served after the screening.

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