A festive holiday glow was apparent at the seven historic sites open for tours Sunday in Flushing and Corona. Sponsored by the Queens Historical Society, open houses were held at the Kingsland Homestead, the Voelker Orth Museum, the Lewis H. Latimer House, the Quaker Meeting House, Flushing Town Hall, the Bowne House and the Louis Armstrong House Museum. Aside from viewing the buildings, visitors were treated to musical entertainment, lectures, special displays, crafts and more. — Liz Rhoades
The Kingsland Homestead, which is the headquarters of the Queens Historical Society, greeted guests with special exhibits and musical performances.
Cellist Sverre Kyvik Bauge and pianist Abram Korsonsky entertain audiences at Flushing Town Hall, which was built around 1862.
Visitors enter Louis Armstrong’s abode in Corona during the historic house tours.
A Victorian parlor at the Queens Historical Society.
The landmarked Armstrong House remains a time capsule of the 1940s and 1950s.
Linda Shirley, left, a member of the Quaker Meeting House, tells visitors about the history of the 1694 building on Northern Boulevard.
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