Upcoming Events

NEW!!!!  We are now open on Sundays from 12 to 4 PM and on Wednesdays from 3 to 7 PM; in addition to our regular Saturday hours from 1 to 5 PM.  Guided Tours available.  Suggested Donation $3.00.     Like us on FACEBOOK for updates

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Hours:   HOURS  - Saturdays  1 - 5 PM, Sundays 12 - 4 PM, Wednesdays 3 - 7 PM.    History and Geneaology Resource Rooms are also open. Guided and self-guided tours available.  Suggested Donation $3.00 per person.  Members are free. Veterans and Active Service members are free.  First floor and bathroom facilities are accessible for individuals with disabilities.  

EXHIBITS:  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.

"New Amsterdam Festival Exhibit - All about the Tulip", Richard Asbell, curator.  Some curious facts about tulips plus an original painting by Richard Asbell. 

"What is Archaeology?" - Exhibit on tools, methodology and GRHS archtifacts, in particular, stained glass from Louis Comfort Tiffany factory in Corona, Chrysalis Archaeology and Arianna Stimpfl, curators

JULY 1ST – DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE READING, 1 and 3pm   Dramatic Reading by Onderdonk House docent in period costume 

AUGUST 19TH - Battle of Brooklyn Event - 1-5 PM.  Annual Membership Meeting - 5 PM. Election of Directors, Annual Report for 2016-2017.

JULY 29TH-30th - “HOUSE OF YES” ART FESTIVAL, NOON to 9 PM.  Art, performance art, music – www.HouseofYes.org 

AUGUST 20th –  “HOUSE OF YES” ART FESTIVAL, NOON to 9 PM.  Art, performance art, music – www.HouseofYes.org

SEPTEMBER 16TH-17TH – VARIANCE MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL, Contemporary music and art, refreshments – www.variancefestival.com 

OCTOBER 8TH – HARVEST FEST, Noon – 5pm   Pumpkins for children, candle making, cider making, colonial crafts, games, pumpkin painting, music, tours of the Onderdonk House, refreshments

 

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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  geared to elementary 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 as well as the colonial kitchen.  The Vander Ende Room has also been renovated to reflect the earliest colonial years of the house. 

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 30 students or less excluding parents and school staff.  We are accepting reservations for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but will accept reservations for other days, subject to availability.  

Senior Citizen, Civic Associations and other groups

We can taylor a visit to the Onderdonk House for your group based on needs, interests and time.  Group size is limited to about 30 persons.