July 10, 2019 through August 07, 2019
The Voelker Orth Museum
$5; $12 per family; free for children younger than 4
Our family-friendly summer art workshops are back. Make and take home your own creations. Each week we combine art with some nature in the garden, and a refreshing glass of iced tea on the side. And, each week features a different project. Come to one or come to all. On rainy and hot days, the program moves into our air-conditioned annex.
July 10th – Fairy Houses. Flights of fancy to start the new series of workshops. Create a magical abode. Simple or intricate – see where your imagination takes you!
July 17th Puppets! Create puppet buddies. What type of characters can you make?
July 24th Make a personal fashion statement when you decorate a tote bag for summer fun.
July 31st Design, snip and paste with wonderful images and textures at our collage workshop.
August 7th Adorn yourself! Wearable art with an amazing array of fanciful beads and design tips.
Admission for each session: $5 individual, or $12 family, per session. Children under 3 admitted free.
Address: 149-19 38th Ave.
Flushing, NY 11354
About The Voelker Orth Museum
The Voelker Orth Museum, Bird Sanctuary and Victorian Garden occupies a home that was purchased by a German immigrant named Conrad Voelcker who emigrated from Germany in 1881. After his death in 1930, the house became the home of his daughter, Theresa Voelker and her husband, Dr. Rudolph Orth. Their daughter, Elisabetha Orth, who lived in the house most of her life, in her will established the organization which now runs the museum. The immediate goal of the organization was the restoration of the Voelker Orth homestead. More than a century old, this house has been the home of a single family for nearly its entire history and has changed little since the days of Conrad Voelcker.
A distinguishing feature of the museum is the garden, containing plants that were once regular favorites in the Victorian era. The garden is maintained using eighteenth century propagation methods and gardening techniques, such as hand pruning and the use of natural fertilizers and pesticides. Serving as a sanctuary, the garden’s many varieties of berry bushes and trees attract migrating birds, such as orioles, mockingbirds, and hummingbirds, as well as local species like cardinals and blue jays. In June and July, the butterfly bush attracts monarchs, swallowtails, and other species, and the bee hive is home to a thriving colony of honey bees which produce a modest amount of honey for their educational programs.
Upcoming Events at The Voelker Orth Museum: