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Dear Friend,

We wish you a happy and healthy Thanksgiving as we close out the year.

It has been quite a year for the Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden. If you have been able to come to any of our diverse programs, you realize that we are trying to serve the many interests of our community. Our Oktoberfest Flushing Style: Sauerkraut & Kimchi included Epic88’s K-Pop performance and our summer evenings of free Shakespeare productions draw a crowd. Voelker Orth cultural programs educate, entertain and welcome all ages in an intimate setting of a 19th century parlor and garden oasis.

Family events, such as the Honey Harvest Festival, and our school programs, have a growing attendance. Admission and registration fees cover only a small portion of our expenses. Our endowment fund helps to maintain the property and continues to support our programs and operations. This coming year we are embarking on an effort to restore the historical façade and aim to raise funds to update the pink and white exterior paint. So, you’ll see our fresh paint cans out for donations at our events.

You can help in this endeavor by becoming a member or upgrading your level of membership. Your gift can be made by donating via our website at www.vomuseum.org or via mail. On behalf of the dedicated staff, volunteers and Board of Directors, let me thank you in advance for your interest and generous support. Please, take note that any contribution you make is tax-deductible and include us in the matching gift program if your company endorses one.

Good wishes to you for a happy and healthy holiday season and we look forward to seeing you soon and often at the museum. 

Patricia B. Sherwood, President
VOM Board of Directors

You can send a contribution to our annual appeal by mail or post it via the link to Paypal.



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Benefits of the annual membership include reduced admission to events and workshops and discounts in the gift shop.


Please make checks payable to the Voelker Orth Museum and send to:

The Voelker Orth Museum
149-19 38th Avenue
Flushing, NY 11354


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The Voelker Orth Museum gratefully accepts donations. All donations are tax-deductible and are used to further the museum's mission of providing quality educational and public programs on nature and local history.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play an important role at the Voelker Orth Museum. They help the museum staff with education programs, gardening, research, administration, visitor services and outreach, and with public programs. If you would like to volunteer, please email info@vomuseum.org or call the Museum, 718-359-6227.


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