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Coming Together, Giving Thanks

CornucopiaSunday, November 19th, 2:00-3:30pm

Lewis Latimer House joins the Voelker Orth in co-hosting an afternoon sharing expressions of gratitude before Thanksgiving.   Community and faith were important in the lives and legacies of these two Flushing families.

Learn about different rituals for giving thanks from local faith leaders and diverse community members today.

You’ll also have the opportunity to share your own traditions, through discussion groups or creative projects. 

Free admission. Light refreshments served.

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Many Oceans—Film Screening & Talk

Many OceansSunday, December 3, 2:00

A Korean adoptee embarks on a decade-long search for his birth family. As details emerge from his case file, he grows increasingly suspicious about the birth story he was told. The search soon creates a rift in his American family. What begins as a search for answers becomes the ultimate test of family bonds.

Join us for a work-in-progress screening of select scenes from Nick Capezzera’s film. Q&A to follow with the director and producer. Light refreshments, including kimchi, served.

Admission: $15/$12 VOMuseum members/students or partner organizations.



Kenneth GartmanHoliday House—2023 Holly Tour

Sunday, December 10, 1-5pm

Come see us – The Museum will be dressed for the holidays.   Join in on a sing-along with a medley of seasonal tunes with Kenneth Gartman at the piano. Enjoy some hot cocoa and a cookie sampler. There’s a holiday gift sale in the annex with a selection of small gifts, plants, and our 2023 honey.

We are one of the host sites of the Annual Holly Tour organized by the Queens Historical Society. An afternoon pass includes additional historic homes:  The Bowne House, Kingsland Homestead, and the Friends Meeting House. We will all welcoming visitors as we head into the holiday season. 

Admission for the afternoon at the Voelker Orth Museum is $12 and $10 for members.Tickets available at the door and via our website advance.

For a multi-house Holly Tour pass, that includes the Voelker Orth Museum, contact the Queens Historical Society, www.queenshistoricalsociety.org to purchase a pass to all the sites.


POrange Pomandersomander Workshop

Sunday, December 17, 1-3:30pm

Made with oranges or other fruit, pomanders offer a sweet fragrance and decor to the home.

This workshop offers a hands-on introduction to a winter craft practiced as early as the 13th century when pomanders were believed to ward off infections or bad odors. Pomanders were popular in the Victorian times when they were fancifully decorated.

We provide the supplies and offer some decorating tips and techniques. We will also serve 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 $5/ $12 per family. Members $4


Virtual Activities

For anyone who cannot join us at the Museum we offer virtual activities for kids and families to explore on their own. Each of these are offered free and readily done with simple materials.

Click here for family activity guides to do at home

There are more things to do on our Instagram page (link). Let us know how you're engaging with these activities by commenting or sending us pictures at education@vomuseum.org or posting to our Facebook page.


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