Upcoming Events                        

Hours:  Saturdays 1 - 5 PM.  Tours.  History and Geneaology Resource Rooms are also open. 

EXHIBIT:  Unearthed at the Onderdonk House - Artifacts from the 1970 Archaeological Investigations 

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.   We are open on Saturdays and by appointment.  Members are always free!

 EXHIBIT:  "Images of America - Forgotten Queens". Exhibit of images from the Ridgewood area.  Through April 2014. Extended through July 2014.

PICNIC DAYS at the historic ONDERDONK HOUSE and GROUNDS:   July 19  Noon to 6 PM.  $5.00 per person, 12 and under are free with an adult.  Enjoy the beautiful Onderdonk House, gardens and picnic with your friends and neighbors.  See description below.

ANNUAL MEETING:  Tuesday, August 19, 5PM.  Members and guests.  New members are invited to attend to learn about the Society and join us on our mission to preserve the Onderdonk House and offer quality cultual programs to our community. 

BATTLE OF BROOKLYN Battle Week: Saturday, August 23, 1 PM To commemorate this important event in USA and NYC history, we will be installing an exhibit on Nathanial Woodhull, "General Nathaniel Woodhull, Command of the Queens & Suffolk County Militias" and re-installing our exhibit on the DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution as well as conducting tours of the colonial kitchen.  We are also planning a Colonial Kids event, so check back on our website and FACEBOOK for updates.

HARVEST FESTIVAL: Columbus Day Weekend - Sunday, October 12, NOON to 4 PM.  500 pumpkins and more!!! $3.00 Adults, Children free with an adult. 

5 DUTCH DAYS:  Program & Exhibit, Saturday, November 8, 1 - 4 PM.  $3.00 Adults, Children free.

PICNIC DAYS at the historic ONDERDONK HOUSE and GROUNDS:  Saturdays, April 26, May 31, July 19, August 16, September 27, October 18.  Noon to 6 PM.  $5.00 per person, 12 and under are free with an adult.  Enjoy the beautiful Onderdonk House, gardens and picnic with your friends and neighbors.  Includes grills, picnic tables (first come, first served - 5 grills are available).  Groups limited to 8 -10 individuals.  You supply the charcoal, all your food and supplies.  You can bring additional chairs, additional tables, blankets, portable grills, umbrellas, pop up shelters.  NO ALCOHOL. Tours of the Onderdonk House included.

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

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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.