The Museum of Woodhaven History is a mobile exhibit detailing the interesting history of Woodhaven, Queens. Created by the Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society, the exhibit uses hundreds of photos to tell the story of Woodhaven from its founding by John Pitkin to the Union Course Racetrack to the arrival of trains to the deadly cyclone of 1895.
The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society will be hosting a launch party on Thursday, May 3rd at the Woodhaven Manor (96- 01 Jamaica Avenue) from 4 pm to 8 pm. There will be a ceremony at 6 pm where all local electeds and other guests will be invited to make brief statements. There will be refreshments, admission is free. The general public is invited to come in an walk through history.
The entire exhibit will be on display at this events, along with some original artwork and some other interesting historical artifacts. There are currently 25 full sized panels (over 6 feet tall).
The Museum of Woodhaven History was created using discretionary funding through the New York City Council and a grant from the Citizen’s Committee for New York City.
Pieces of the museum have been out on loan to 2 local schools. The Woodhaven Cultural & Historical Society provided art supplies to these schools for the students to create artwork based on Woodhaven’s history. Some of the students artwork will also be displayed at this event.
The museum will be available for loaning to local schools, either in pieces or the entire exhibit.