The Upper Gallery is currently closed for renovations.
These renovations will improve preservation of artifacts and enhance the visitor experience. The Lower Gallery has been reopened, its exhibits are methodically being returned. Period room tours are offered at the regularly scheduled times.
Theodore Roosevelt in Central Queens?
Theodore Roosevelt made at least four trips to Queens and they were all for very important reasons. Click here to find out the explanations for his visits to this very unlikely borough of New York City. Please note that when selecting the link you will be redirected to the Richmond Hill Historical Society website.
Did You Know?
The Teddy Bear was named after Theodore Roosevelt following a bear hunting expedition on November 14, 1902. T.R. refused to shoot a bear that had been tied to a tree by his guides, and a subsequent cartoon of the event inspired a Brooklyn toy maker to dedicate a stuffed toy bear in T.R.'s honor.