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


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


November 4th - Goerge Baker as John Adams - "My Wife ABigail Adams, America's First Modern Woman".  2 - 4 PM.  Donation $5.00.  Members Free.  Limited seating, Doors open at 1 PM.  

November 18th - " Finding your Ancestors Occupations in Genealogy Research".  Tony Laurino, Lecturer and Genealogist.  2- 4 PM. Donation $5.00.  Members Free.  Limited seating, Doors open at 1 PM.  

December 3rd - 12 noon - 5 PM.  St. Nicholas Day at the Onderdonk House.  The Saint returns!  Dutch Cultural Event.  Visit with St. Nicholas, learn the legend, exhibit, holiday singing, sweets and treats, ornament craft.  Donation $5.00, children free.  

December 16th - Candlelight Tours.  6 - 9 PM.  Live music by Eden Lane, guided tours by candlelight, mulled cider and sweets.  

January 6th - Candlelight Tours.  6 - 9 PM.  Live music, guided tours by candlelight, mulled cider and sweets.   

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Annual Meeting

Tuesday, August 21st, 6 PM to 8 PM

Report to the Membership on the State of the Society

Members and the public who are interested in joining the Society

Barbecue immediately following the meeting

Strawberry Festival
Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 12 - 4 PM.  Music, games, food, vintage cars, tours of the Onderdonk House and the best strawberry shortcake in NYC!  Admission $3.00.

Bushwick Open Studios 2012

Onderdonk Sculpture Garden Opening Reception May 4, 6-8 PM.  Stroll our 1.5 acres of gardens and open space.

Exhibit - Reflecting the Past, Promise of the Future, Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouting
March - April 2012, Saturdays, 1-5 PM and by appointment.  Use this special email to make an appointment:  Celebrating100YearsGRHS@gmail.com

Spring Clean Up - Sunday and Monday, April 22, 23.  Sign up through Facebook.

Genealogy Workshops - March 24, April 21, May 19, July 21.

Flea Market - Saturday, April 28.  Vendors please email chelseavigue@hotmail.com for details.

Walking Tours of Mt. Olivet Cemetery
Saturday, April 30th.  Dave Gigler

The Life and Times of a Civil War Soldier
Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 1-3 PM.  Guest lecturer and living history re-enactor Patrick Falci recreates the Civil War experience at the Onderdonk House.  Admission $3.00

Writing Family History
Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 2-4 PM.  Guest lecturer Anthony Lauriano will introduce you to the fascinating world of genealogy and family history.