The Greater Astoria Historical Society, chartered in
1985, is a non-profit cultural and community oriented organization dedicated
to preserving the past and promoting Long Island City's future. The Society
hosts field trips, walking tours, slide presentations, and guest lectures
to schools and the public.
Regular meetings are usually held the first Monday of the month at 7:00
PM in Quinn's Gallery, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City. Contact
the Society for more information and for other events.
History is the most powerful tool that a society processes. It tells us
why the things we value are the things we should value, and it tells us
the things that should be ignored. That is true power, a profound power
-- the power to define a whole society.
Our Mission Statement:
The purposes for which this society has been organized are as follows:
To discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate
to the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiatical history of the United
States and the State of New York, in general, and to the Greater Astoria
area in particular, and to establish and maintain collections in art
and archaeology; and
To display, present, and exhibit historical
data and structures as well as artifacts of personal property for public
exhibition and to conduct tours, etc. for public information and educational
purposes to people of all ages, but primarily for esthetic or informative
values and purposes; and
To accept,hold, administer/
and collect funds and property, both real and personal, to be used for
the foregoing purposes and to apply all of the earnings and assets of
the society to the purposes above described, and to take all steps necessary
to implement the purposes of the society, and to mortgage, purchase,
rent or lease real or personal property; and/or any equipment necessary
to carry out the society's purposes.