|VOELKER ORTH MUSEUM
Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden
The Voelker Orth Museum occupies a 1890s home and garden that has been preserved as a local history museum and garden offering a variety of programs to the public.
The Museum provides a unique setting where the arts, nature and history can be experienced first-hand, on a scale unavailable at much larger cultural institutions.
Our science workshops are held in an accessible classroom
and make use of the garden grounds.
Growing and Aging
Talk & Tea / Reading & Discussion Program
April 7th & 28th, May 19th and June 9th, Sundays, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Our Talk and Tea series takes a new turn this spring!
How does perception of ourselves transform as we grow older? In what ways does aging change how we view others? How has the concept of "age" changed over time?
In partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities, the Voelker Orth Museum is offering a four-part reading and discussion series. We provide the readings, the tea, and an engaging facilitator. We will meet every three weeks until early June.
The texts in this series explore questions about entering middle age, growing older, caring for aged loved ones, and finding satisfaction in later stages of life. This series has been developed in part to help communities talk about our aging population. Spend four engrossing Sunday afternoons with writer Laura Silver and other community members.
Please contact us to join the series. The series is offered free of charge, a $5 donation per session is suggested. Funding provided, in part, by the New York Council for the Humanities and individual contributions.
Wednesday Horticulture Series:
The Voelker Orth offers a perfect setting for lectures
and workshops on horticulture and floral arts, working
with professional instructors using the garden to
demonstrate techniques and for inspiration.
Workshops held from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Registration $10 and $8 for members
Design and Maintenance of the Herb Garden
Wednesday, May 15th 2:00—3:30pm
Urte Schaedle, Horticulturist/Instructor
You don’t need a spacious garden to grow herbs. Learn about the cultivation needs of culinary and medicinal herbs and which ones can thrive in a garden, a terrace or on a window sill.
of the Voelker Orth Museum’s programs is made possible in part with
funds from the following sources:
NYS Assemblywoman Grace Meng, and
the Issac Sasson Charitable Foundation.
Materials for the Arts, a program of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs,
Queens Council on the Arts
NYC Department of Cultural Affairs