A view of the Museum from the street
Credit: Lynn Hanousek

Sun, October 23rd, 2022

1:00pm — 5:00pm

The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden occupies an 1891 landmarked house in an early suburb established with opening of a LIRR station. Home to three generations of German immigrant family, the last heir donated the property to establish the museum dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the area's cultural and horticultural heritage. Photographs of the property circa 1900 were used for the property's restoration. Today, visitors can tour the period rooms, and enjoy the garden.

The property is a New York City landmark which was added to the National Register in 2020.

On Sunday, exhibiting artist Helaine Soller, will be painting in the garden and will be happy to offer painting tips.

Mask wearing is advised. Please note: Honeybee hives are tucked away on the side of the property.

Tours are available on a drop-in basis all afternoon.

1891; 2003