Free Admission Thursday at Queens County Farm Museum - see INFO below. This 47-acre tract of farmland exemplifies the 300-year history of agriculture and farming as a way of life and livelihood in Queens County. The restored Adriance Farmhouse, the centerpiece of the farm complex, was first built as a three-room Dutch farmhouse in 1772. The farmhouse and surrounding 7-acre historic area mirror the evolution of this unique tract of land from a colonial homestead to a truck farm that served the needs of a growing city in the early twentieth century. The historic outbuildings, orchard, planting fields, vineyard, herb garden, and farmyard animals bring history to life for our urban visitors. The founders of the museum obtained landmark designation for the structures and the surrounding land and worked diligently to open this valuable site to the public in 1975. The important task of restoring the Adriance Farmhouse was completed in 1986. In addition, a master plan was prepared in 1986 to chart the course for future restoration and development of the site. An interpretive planning study, funded by the New York State Council on the Arts, was conducted in 1988. Both these initiatives were carried forward, using a team approach, with qualified outside professionals working closely with our staff and Board of Directors. To prepare for expansion of the farm's agricultural and educational programs, Quennell Rothchild Partners were commissioned to develop a new master plan for the museum in 2009.
January 21 @ 9am
where:Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY (map)
INFO:General admission is free to individuals and families, except during public events. Phone: 718-347-3276