Front view of the Voelker Orth Museum
Voelker Orth Museum

Sun, October 17th, 2021

12:00pm — 4:00pm

The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden occupies a landmarked 1891 house located in an early commuter suburb. Home to three generations of a German immigrant family, the property was donated by the last heir to establish the museum. The museum provides a glimpse into a middle class immigrant home and life at the turn of the last century.

The garden is a perfect place to linger and enjoy a glass of punch made with grapes from the arbor. It offers an abundance of flowering plants, serving as an oasis for visitors, wild birds, and honey bees. Visitors are invited to experience the space as guests during OHNY Weekend.

Tours are offered on a drop-in basis, split between the house & the garden. Participatory activities for children are also available.

Printed introductions to the house and garden available in Chinese, Korean and Spanish.

The health and safety of our community is paramount. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination with ID and a mask is required for ALL in-person experiences. See guidelines:

Home gardens are fun to explore – see what you can find using our activity sheets.

1891 (restored 2003)