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wreathWreath-Decorating Workshop

Sunday Dec. 5th 1:30 -3:00

Bring the beauty and scent of evergreens into your home this holiday season. Working with a simple evergreen wreath, we focus on the decorating - adding seasonal greens and other items, with tips on traditional and contemporary styles. All materials provided, with a cup of tea on the side.   The workshop is led by Chuck Wade, VOM Board member.

The workshop is suitable for adults, teens and tweens. $20/$18 for members. Reservations encouraged as we have limited space in our annex workshop. Drop-in registration if space allows.  Call 718-359-6227 or email info@vomuseum.org to reserve a place. 

Holiday House at the Museum

Sunday, December 12th, 1-4PM

Virtual Holly Tour, 1-2:30pm

Come see us if you can – or tune in for the virtual Holly Tour. 

It’s a special edition of the traditional December event.  The Museum will be dressed for the holidays. Our sing-along and medley of seasonal tunes returns with gusto. Kenneth Gartman will be at the piano. Enjoy some hot cider and take-away a cookie sampler.  We are holding a holiday gift sale in the annex with a fine selection of small gifts, plants, and honey.

Admission for the afternoon at the Museum is $12 and $10 for members. All guests (ages 12 and up) must provide proof of COVID vaccination. Tickets available at the door and via Eventbrite in advance.

If you cannot venture out for the afternoon, join the Holly Tour Tradition, virtually. The virtual tour brings together video segments with the Bowne House, Flushing Town Hall, the Friends Meeting House, Lewis Latimer House, Queens Historical Society & the Voelker Orth Museum – enjoy the tour from the comfort of your home. Each house is contributing a special holiday offering.  So, pour yourself a mug of warm apple cider, relax and enjoy this special edition of the tour. You can chat with each of the houses during the program. Sign up via Eventbrite. Admission $5.

bird houseHoliday Week Creativity: Decorative Bird Feeders

Tuesday, December 28th, 1-3pm

Join us on Tuesday for a family-friendly workshop (also fun for adults!). Be part of the effort to nourish wild birds in winter by creating a decorative bird feeder for outdoors. They add some outdoor seasonal charm and help sustain our feathered friends. There’s some hot cocoa for workshop participants, too. The Museum is also open for afternoon tours. 

Admission $5/$12 for family.

Winter with Pearls

Saturday, January 22nd, 1 - 3pm

Whether simply classic or baroque, pearls are always in style. Create a jewelry ensemble with Phyllis Ger, a jewelry designer and Voelker Orth tour guide. She covers tips and techniques for fashioning several pieces.  A selection of faux and freshwater beads and accents will be available for your creations. 

This workshop is suitable for teens, tweens & adults. 

Registration is limited to 10 people so reservations are encouraged. Drop-in admission, if space permits.  Admission $12/ $10 for members.

Victorian-Inspired Treasure Boxes 

Sunday, February 13th, 1—3pm  

Create a special treasure box in lavish Victorian-inspired style. And, have the option to make a Valentine should your creation be made as a gift.  Decoupage, with gilded touches, velvet or brocade, the box itself will be a keepsake. 

This workshop is suitable for teens, tweens & adults. Registration is limited to 10 people so reservations are encouraged. Drop-in admission, if space permits.  Admission $12/ $10 for members.

Fantasy Terrarium Workshop

Tuesday, February 22nd, 1-3pm

A family-friendly program, our signature terrarium workshop brings live plants into your home in winter.  Learn about the water cycle and terrarium care while creating a miniature indoor garden. There’s a fun selection of added decorative materials to create your own miniature environment.

Admission $5/ $12 per family (Members: $4/$10)


About events this season: We aim for a safe & healthy environment as we bring programming indoors for this winter.

As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, it is a time for caution with some uncertainty. We’ve adjusted our winter indoor events to keep our gatherings smaller.  Some activities are in a virtual format for days when it is harder for guests to venture out.

House tours are available for up to five people at a time. We require proof of vaccination for visitors 12 and up at indoor programs and a facemask when visiting.



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