King Manor Museum
King Manor originally served as the home of Rufus King (1755-1827), a signer of the Constitution, American statesman and outspoken opponent of slavery. Our mission is to involve and educate children and adults in local and national history through an innovative presentation of King Manor and its collection in the context of life in Jamaica and the United States in the early 19th century. As the only historic house museum in southeast Queens, King Manor serves a largely minority and immigrant community and engages its audiences through historic site tours, interactive exhibits, lectures, public programs and school and community outreach. Our goal is to make history relevant and immediate, and to foster an awareness of the roots of the present and a deeper appreciation of history as an on-going process. Collections management; preservation; and architectural, archeological and historical research are continuous activities.