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QUEENS COUNTY LONG ISLAND / HISTORICAL SOCIETIES Greater Astoria Historical Society, Quinn Memorial Building, 35-20 Broadway, Long Island City, N.Y. F Founded 985 to promote historic appreciation of Long Island City area; -mounts exhibits; marking 100th anniversary of city consolidation; -Queens gardens. Debbie Van Cura, president, 718-278-2437. Barnes Historical Society, P.O. Box 300049, JFK Station, Jamaica, N.Y. 11430-0049. Formed 1993, collects oral histories of African-American residents. Contact Albert Walker, Jr., membership chairman, 718-528-5747. Bayside Historical Society, P.O. Box 133, Bayside, N.Y. 11361. Organized 1964, meets in 1862 Fort Totten Officers' Club, maintains 19th-Century Lawrence Cemetery. Geraldine Spinella, president, 718-352-1548. * Bowne House Historical Society, 37-01 Bowne St., Flushing, N.Y. 11354. Dates from 1945, -restoring 1661 Bowne House, home of John Bowne, Quaker leader. Hank Ludder, chairman,718-359-0528. Broad Channel Historical Society, Broad Channel Branch Library, 16-26 Cross Bay Blvd., Broad Channel, N.Y. 11693. Formed three years ago to preserve Island history; -holds ``historical days'' -and publishes calendar. Contact Barbara Toborg, 718-474-1127. Central Queens Historical Association, P.O. Box N, Kew Gardens, N.Y. 11415. Established 1989, -conducts architectural tours, -Queens architectural symposium. Jeff Gottlieb, president, 718-544-1737. Douglaston and Little Neck Historical Society, 328 Manor Rd., Douglaston, N.Y. 11363. Established 1989, recently succeeded in having Douglaston named city's 75th Historic District. Contact Julia Schoeck, treasurer, 718-225-4403. * Flushing Council on Culture and the Arts, 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing, N.Y. 11354. Formed in 1979, -maintains 1862 Flushing Town Hall, -cultural programs. Hoong Yee Lee Krakaur, education director, 718-463-7700. Flushing Society of Friends, 137-16 Northern Blvd., Flushing, N.Y. 11354. Formed in 1660s, -conducts tours of 1694 meetinghouse, -burial ground (part of Flushing Freedom Mile). Contact Joan Kindler, 718-767-2260. Poppenhusen Institute, 114-04 14th Rd., College Point, N.Y. 11356. Founded in 1868, -offers Matinecock Indian exhibit, -educational activities. Susan K. Brustman, executive director, 718-358-0067. * Queens Historical Society, 143-35 37th Ave., Flushing, N.Y. 11354. Established 1969, -maintains Kingsland Homestead; -exhibit of early Prince and Parsons Nurseries; -special events. Byron C. Saunders, executive director, 718-939-0647. * Greater Ridgewood Historical Society, 18-20 Flushing Ave., Ridgewood, N.Y. 11385. Established 1975, -runs Vander Ende-Onderdonk House Museum (oldest Dutch-American fieldstone house on Long Island, built about 1709); -and Queens Genealogy Workshop. Joe Higgins, president, 718-456-1776. Woodhaven Cultural and Historical Society, 93-34 91st Ave., Woodhaven, N.Y. 11421. Formed 1992 to mark historical sites; conducts tours. Leonora Lavan, president, 718-846-1907. * Many historical societies maintain museums or historical sites. RETURN to VITALS MAIN RETURN to BROOKLYN MAIN