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Dear Friend:

As we head into the December holidays can you give us a hand in supporting the Voelker Orth Museum? We did not add to the barrage of #Giving Tuesday emails or flashy campaigns, but we truly need supporters to help keep our museum open. Please make this your moment tosupport us.  If you have been to any of our programs this year, you know that we are serving the diverse needs of our visitors. Our cultural programs educate, entertain and welcome young and old alike, all while preserving a part of 19th century Flushing in the intimate setting of a Victorian garden oasis. 

From school trip programs and afternoon house tours, performances and workshops, to cultivating the garden, bees and wild bird care, we require the resources to maintain this 19th century corner property in Queens. Our staff and volunteers aim to offer compelling, interesting programs and experiences for all of our visitors.  Admissions and registration fees cover only a small portion of our costs. The Voelker and Orth family's visionary investment to create this organization has taken root in the garden and your support will help nourish it. Our endowment fund helped to restore the property and establish the museum in 1999. This fund continues to support our programs and operations, but needs additional funds to bring the Voelker Orth Museum into the future. 

This past year you may have read about our first major restoration project since opening in 2003.  The Museum has 46 windows, many original to the house, and they require new repairs and restoration, both for energy efficiency and to ensure that this Landmarked property can endure and to be enjoyed by generations to come. We recognize that it will take several years to raise funds and realize the work. But, the windows require attention at this time.

We invite you to make a contribution.  Become a member, renew at a higher level, or make a donation via mail or by using the donate button on the Museum’s website. Yes, we really do need more friends and angels! The Board’s fundraising goal for the 2018 season is $18,000.   

On behalf of the dedicated staff, volunteers and Board of Trustees, we thank you in advance for your support. We are most grateful for you. Know that any contribution you make is tax-deductible. We look forward to seeing you at the next Museum event. 


Patricia B. Sherwood
President, Board of Trustees 

You can send a contribution to our annual appeal by mail or post it via the link to Paypal.

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Benefits of the annual membership include reduced admission to events and workshops and discounts in the gift shop.


Please make checks payable to the Voelker Orth Museum and send to:

The Voelker Orth Museum
149-19 38th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354




The Voelker Orth Museum gratefully accepts donations. All donations are tax-deductible and are used to further the museum's mission of providing quality educational and public programs on nature and local history.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play an important role at the Voelker Orth Museum. They help the museum staff with education programs, gardening, research, administration, visitor services and outreach, and with public programs. If you would like to volunteer, please email info@vomuseum.org or call the Museum, 718-359-6227.


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