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Voelker Orth Museum
14919 38th Ave, Flushing, NY 11354
The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden is a New York City Landmark in Murray Hill, Queens. In addition to preserving a German immigrant family’s 1890s home and garden, the Voelker Orth Museum offers house tours, temporary exhibitions, concerts, lectures and workshops, cultural festivals, and family and school programs. Its mission is to "preserve and interpret the cultural and horticultural heritage of Flushing, Queens and adjacent communities to engage their ever-changing populations, through the experience of an immigrant family’s 1890s home." The museum occupies a two story house that was constructed in 1891 by a local businessman. A distinguishing feature of the museum is the Victorian garden, which is maintained using eighteenth century propagation methods and gardening techniques.
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