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centerpieceHoliday Centerpiece Workshop
Sunday Dec. 4th 1:00—2:30 pm

Bring the beauty and scent of evergreens into your home this holiday season.  Over the millennia and across faiths, brightening our homes with light and good scents have lifted spirits in  winter.

Working with evergreens, candles and decorative elements, we’ll create traditional centerpieces for your home or for gifting.     

All supplies are provided, with a cup of tea on the side. Suitable for adults, teens & tweens. Workshop fee: $12/$10 members.


Holiday House—2022 Holly Tour
music decorSunday, December 11th, 1-5pm

Come see us – The Museum is dressed for the holidays. Our sing-along with a medley of seasonal tunes returns with Kenneth Gartman at the piano. Enjoy some hot cider and a cookie sampler. There’s a holiday gift sale in the annex with a selection of small gifts, plants, and our 2022 honey. It’s also a great time to catch our art exhibition.

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

You have the option of joining the annual Holly Tour For the first time since 2019 it returns as a live in person tour. The historic holiday house tour is an annual tradition featuring an afternoon of holiday cheer and historic tours. For this year's 35th Annual Holly Tour, visitors can explore the historic Flushing sites of the Voelker Orth Museum, Bowne House, Kingsland Homestead and Quaker Meeting House from 1 pm until 5 pm. Each house will be providing its own libations and entertainment. Come take a trip through colonial and Victorian era Queens with the annual Holly House Tour. 

For a multi-house Holly Tour pass, that includes the Voelker Orth Museum, contact the Queens Historical Society to purchase a pass that covers all the sites.  Holly Tour passes are $20/$15 for QHS Members and $12 for children under 12 years of age.

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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