Recent Research

Our Summer Internship Program is an opportunity for participants to have access to the Society’s archives to conduct supervised research. Past years included primary research on rediscovering the Steinway Settlement, the community created by the Steinway Family around the legendary Steinway & Sons factory, and partial digital restoration of an 1859 Map of Astoria.

Greater Astoria Historical Society takes great pride in its award winning educational program. Each year a class of students from the community participates in a ground breaking project to uncover our rich history.

Check out some student testimonials here.

CURRENT PROJECT: 1781-2019 LIC MAP studies (2019)

This year we are pleased to be working with Muhtady Shammo, Ishraq Huda, and Moinak Das on our most ambitious project yet – a series of complete historic maps of Long Island City, New York from prehistory to present! Do stay tuned!

Map Warping Studies (2018)

This project includes map warping on Astoria and a study of Woodhaven with maps, lithographs and explanation. 

Steinway Community (2017)

This project included an exhibit on the Steinway Community, a request for research on Steinway by scholars and a lecture on Steinway.

Old Astoria (2016)

This project included an exhibit on Old Astoria, a tour of the area for the Municipal Arts Society and a Jane’s Walk in the Spring.