Greater Astoria Historical Society, founded in 1985 is the place to learn and celebrate Long Island City and its neighborhoods. Through education programs, exhibitions, the research library, our historic sites, and special events, GAHS offers New Yorkers and visitors to Queens a chance to connect with the heritage of Queens.

Village of Astoria Coat of Arms


To display, present, and exhibit to the public such items of historical interest and significance;

to conduct tours of the area relating to points of interest for informational and educational purposes, and to maintain a library of information relating to the history of the Long Island City area.


To discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the City of New York and to Long Island City, in particular the neighborhoods of Steinway, Astoria Village, Ravenswood, Dutch Kills, Hunters Point, Sunnyside, and Blissville.

Queens Plaza Millstones c.1800


Through education programs, exhibitions,

a research library, exhibits, and special events,

GAHS offers residents and visitors

a chance to connect with our community,

the Borough of Queens and New York City.

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