Current Exhibits

Changing exhibits and long-term installations cultivate interest in the history and culture of northeast Queens. Many materials used are culled from the archival collection, and encourage conversation and inquiry.

From the Archives: Bayside Yacht Club

Now showing on the first floor

The first installment of Bayside Historical Society's latest exhibit series, “From the Archives,” showcases documents, artifacts, photographs, and other archival materials from the Bayside Yacht Club collection. The exhibit is open to the public and will be on view during regular open hours: Thursdays and Fridays 10:00am to 4:00pm, and Saturdays 12:00pm to 4:00 pm.

Bayside Historical Society is closed to the public at the present time, but we hope this video tour of our Bayside Yacht Club exhibit will inspire you to see it in person once we reopen!

Native Bayside

Now showing on the second floor

Native Bayside chronicles the prehistory of Bayside and the Northeast through artifacts recovered from an archaeological site in Queens and a model of the site excavation. The culmination of 35 years of work by archaeologist Edward J. Platt and the New York Institute of Anthropology, the Bayside site is the oldest carbon-14 dated continually inhabited site in coastal New York State.

The Castle

Currently in transition

The exhibit explores the origins of the Castle from its design in the mid-19th century by the Army Corps of Engineers to its use as the original School of Application in 1887  to its reinterpretation as a cultural venue by BHS beginning in the 1980s. Before and after photos detail the enormous task of restoring this Victorian era jewel.

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Programs are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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