The Voelker Orth Museum – A Sanctuary in Flushing

The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden is a homestead that is more then a century old. First purchased by Conrad Voelcker in 1899, he then left the home to his daughter, Theresa Voelker and husband Dr. Rudolph Orth. Elisabetha Orth, their daughter, then lived in the home for most of her life and established the organization that now runs the museum. The house had been the home of a single family for nearly its entire history. A distinguishing feature of the museum is the garden, which is maintained using eighteenth century propagation methods. Serving as a sanctuary, the garden attracts a variety of both migrating and local birds and in June and July is also the home for butterflies.

The mission of the Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden is to preserve and present to the public the history and culture of Queens and Long Island.

Mayfest in the Garden with the Music of Spitbuam is being held May 15th, 5:30-8:30pm. Share the special evening of warm hospitality where friends have gathered since the 1890’s. The backyard grill will be on for guests in the Victorian Garden. Visit their website for ticket information.

Enjoy the photography of long time Flushing resident, Norma Felsenthal-Gerber, “Flushing Main Street, USA” on exhibit through 6/27  (including the QAX weekend) Wed, Sat & Sun 1-4pm.

Be sure to add this unique homestead to your stops along the 7 during QAX 2010. Enjoy their Kick-off event of the Twilight in the Garden Performance Series!

Sun 6/13 3pm
$2 admission

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