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Our mission is an ever-changing borough that continues to undergo widespread development, the Queens Historical Society researches, records, and showcases issues that have a profound impact on the history of Queens. As a repository of collections on the history of Queens and Long Island, the Society documents, preserves, and presents rich and diverse aspects of the history of the Borough of Queens for the education and enlightenment of its more than two million people.
Founded in 1968 as a not-for-profit organization, the Queens Historical Society (QHS) is the largest and most active historical society in the borough and the only one with a borough-wide scope and impact. It promotes and provides assistance for research into social, political, and economic aspects of Queens history and documents the constant changes that continue to shape the borough. It maintains an archive and library of primary and secondary sources of historical information for students, historians and the public.