to The Bowne House Historical Society
Visiting hours are Wednesdays from 1-4 and by appointment.
Please email or call the office:
April 23, 2016 & May 1, 2016
Two tours daily of house and landscape
May 1, 2016
12:00pm: Author Mau VanDuren, Many Heads and Many Hands: James Madison’s Search for a More Perfect Union, 2016.
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Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, a member of the Bowne House Museum Advisory Committee, is appointed Chair of the New York State Council on the Arts.
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Bowne Street Community Church >>
The Bowne Street Community Church is one of 30 sites to be selected as worthy of consideration for a landmark designation... we need your support!
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Autumn 2015 Newsletter >>
Letter from the President end of year 2015 >>
Archival Assistance Fund Article
Grantees Announced in Second Round of Archival Funding...
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House - New York Path Through History.
On Saturday, June 20, 2015, Bowne House participated
in the state-wide Path Through History event.
This was our first collaboration with Path Through
History; our neighbor, the nearby Flushing Friends
Meeting House took part as well.
Bowne House Mourns the Deaths of Two Advisory
Boxwood Garden At The Bowne House >>
House 2015 Landmarks50 Celebration - A Call
for Founding Families >>
Bowne House Newsletter Autumn 2014 >>
9/16/2014 Update: The bill passed!
"This bill, HR 3222, was the inspiration
of Adam Sackowitz, then a student at Hofstra
University. Adam has encouraged this project
and has followed its progress through its successful
passage yesterday in the House of Representatives.
We congratulate Adam and Representative Grace
Meng on its passage."
Legislative Alert and Update- HR 3222, the
Flushing Remonstrance Study Act, will be brought
to a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives
Monday, September 15th, 2014. The bill authorizes
a study of the 1657 Flushing Remonstrance and
of related events which took place in Flushing
in the mid 17th century; these events led to
the establishment of freedom of religion in the
colony. Over 100 years later, this principle
of religious freedom was incorporated into the
We urge those with an interest in supporting
this study to contact their elected representatives.
Congratulations to Representative Meng for introducing
this bill, which would focus attention on an
important event in early American history.
at The Bowne House 2014 >>
Bowne's Flushing: Material Life On A Dutch
A Thesis by Lauren Holly Brincat
Letter from The President 2014 >>
Day of Service at the Bowne House >>
forgotten story of the Flushing Remonstrance >>
by Wei Zhu
OKs Bowne House Center Plan >>
HR 3222, the Flushing Remonstrance Study Act,
has been introduced by Congresswoman Grace
Meng. Please see the details
here. Those wishing to support this study
of an important aspect of American history
may wish to contact their elected representatives
and express as individuals or as organizations
their support for this proposal to advance
knowledge and appreciation of America's history
of freedom of conscience and religious liberty.
House Newsletter Autumn 2013
Bowne House Preservation Project is
are pleased to announce that our long awaited
preservation project is now underway. This phase,
the exterior restoration of the 1661 house, is
under the supervision of architects Jan Hird
Pokorny Associates, and Steven Foxworth, Project
Manager at NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. Read
A microcosm of 300 years of social, cultural
and political history, Bowne House (ca. 1661)
is the oldest house in Queens and among the oldest
in New York City.