The Voelker Orth Museum occupies an 1890s immigrant family's house and garden in Flushing, Queens. We offer a variety of history, science, and art programs for a diverse range of ages and abilities.
We aim to support our colleagues teaching in classrooms around the city by developing programs that complement New York's rigorous learning standards. Our intimate setting allows us to give our full attention to one visiting class at a time and dig deep into rich content through experiential learning.
Your class is invited to explore our 1890s home to discover how one immigrant family lived in Flushing, Queens over 100 years ago. Students will learn about the history of New York City, immigration, and daily life through the lens of Conrad Voelcker (later Voelker)—a newspaper publisher who emigrated from Germany in 1881—and his family.
History Detectives: Museum Tour
Urban Habitat Explorers
How much does a class cost and how do I pay?
What should we wear?
Can we bring our lunches and eat at the museum?
We don't have a cafeteria space on premises and we can't guarantee that the weather will accommodate plans to picnic in the garden. We strongly recommend eating back at school, but are happy to troubleshoot other options as you work through challenges related to timing and travel.
Are your programs aligned to current learning standards?
Our programs complement New York State's Learning Standards and the Common Core Standards. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details about specific programs.
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