Upcoming Events                        

Hours:  New Saturdays Hours for the winter 1 - 4 PM.  Tours.  History and Geneaology Resource Rooms are also open.   

EXHIBIT:  Richard Asbell has re-installed our permanent exhibit, “Unearthed at the Onderdonk House – Artifacts from the 1970's Archaeology Investigations” and added additional material including photos of the other colonial houses along Flushing Avenue.  Members are always free!

EXHIBIT:  "General Nathaniel Woodhull, Command of the Queens & Suffolk County Militias" and  exhibit on the DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution. Discover the link between General Woodhull, the DAR and the Onderdonk House!  Through November 2014.

ST. NICHOLAS DAY:  Sunday, December 7, 12 to 4 PM.  Visist with St. Nicholas, Learn the Legend, Cider, Hot Chocolate, and traditional treats, , crafts, Tree lighting at 3 PM.  Adults $3.00, Children free.

CANDLELIGHT TOURS:  Sunday, December 7, 6 to 8 PM and Sunday, January 4, 6 to 8 PM.  Join our costumed guides for a trip back in time.  Tour the historic Onderdonk House and grounds by candlelight.  Mulled cider,  seasonal music.  Adults $5.00, Children free.  

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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A Message to Elementary and Middle School Educators

As an enhancement to your early New York curriculum, we invite you and your classes to visit the Vander Ende Onderdonk House. The history, location and contents of the house provide a rich educational and cultural experience for class and group visits.

Our school program is generally geared to third, fourth and fifth grade levels and complies with New York State curriculum standards; special programs can be adapted for other grades. Activities usually include a tour of the house and grounds; a slide presentation on early New York and local history and a colonial craft activity, although modifications to the program may occur due to time constraints, weather, size of group, etc.

This year, we have many surprises to share.  We completed the renovation of the house, beginning with the Onderdonk Parlour, which has been restored and decorated with original 19th century furnishings.  The Vander Ende Room has also been renovated to reflect the earliest colonial years of the house.

Weather permitting, students can bring their lunch and eat in the picnic area of our enclosed 1.5 acre site. We also have a small gift shop with colonial and inexpensive items geared toward children.

Please note that we can not accommodate multiple classes during single visits this year the size of your group must be limited to 35 students or less excluding parents and school staff.