a resource of information on the origin & future of Richmond Hill, NY USA

About the Richmond Hill Historical Society

"There are many objects of great value to man which cannot be attained by unconnected individuals, but must be attained, if at all, by association."
- Daniel Webster

Images of Historic Homes in Richmond Hill, NY


Who We Are
The Richmond Hill Historical Society was founded in the early 1980's as a chapter of the Queens Historical Society. After more than a decade of inactivity The Richmond Hill Historical Society was re-founded in 1997 as an independent not-for-profit, community based organization.

What We Do
The Richmond Hill Historical Society endeavors to preserve the past and promote the future of Richmond Hill through fostering a better appreciation, understanding and enjoyment of its historic heritage as embodied by its architectural legacy and the contributions of its past and present residents.

The Richmond Hill Historical Society takes an active leadership or collaborative role in preserving and revitalizing historic Richmond Hill through education and resource exchange to the community on historic preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of its historic homes, churches and commercial buildings

How We Do It

  • Sponsor Tours of Historic Homes
  • Serve as a Clearing House for Restoration techniques and products
  • Help match historic properties with interested buyers
  • Welcome new homeowners to the community
  • Sponsor lectures and exhibits that highlight Richmond Hill history and the broader area of the Victorian period
  • Work to secure Historic District status for portions of Richmond Hill
  • Cooperate with other organizations that share our goals and concerns
  • Endeavor to archive and protect surviving records and personal collections relating to Richmond Hill history and make it available to students and scholars

Board of Directors

Proposed Historic District of Richmond Hill, NY

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Richmond Hill Historical Society - Centennial Weekend

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Available Books:
Book Cover - Images of America - Richmond HillImages of America Richmond Hill - The Richmond Hill Historical Society with authors Carl Ballenas and Nancy Cataldi have written this comprehensive book on the history of Richmond Hill. Read more about this book and how to purchase it for your collection.

Book Cover - Richmond Hill - A Children's Tale and Coloring BookRichmond Hill A Children's Tale and Coloring Book - Author Carl Ballenas created a coloring book on the history of Richmond Hill including rare photos, text and stories. What better way to enjoy while learning and appreciating our community. Read more about this book and how to purchase it for your collection.

Special Features:

victorian richmond hillA Slideshow of Victorian Richmond Hill - Thanks to Joseph DeMay, Jr. for his enormous contribution in creating this fascinating slideshow of images that show many locations of early Richmond Hill from the turn of the 19th century along side its corresponding present day image from 2003. View and enjoy the slideshow here.


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