Saturday, January 20, 2024

Weekday Sketchers at King Manor in Queens Thursday January 25th

Easily accessed by bus or train - Picture of King Manor Museum, Jamaica -  Tripadvisor

One of the interesting benefits of Urban Sketchers is discovering pockets of history and culture all over the city.  This week's sketch site is one of them.

Join us this week as we travel back in time to the American Revolution to visit the home of Rufus King, first Senator of NY, Ambassador to Great Britain and one of the framers of the Constitution and an early advocate of the anti-slavery movement.  His son, John served in the State Assembly, US Congress and as Governor of NY.   For more information about the house and the family, click here:

King Manor, also known as the Rufus King House, is an historic house at 150th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Jamaica, Queens. The two-story house is the main structure in Rufus King Park, a 11.5-acre public park that preserves part of the former estate of Rufus King, a U.S. Founding Father. 

A great big Thank You to Andrea Strongwater for investigating this location and making arrangements for us to visit the house.

Photos from the house of Rufus King | Michael E. NewtonThe Manor — King Manor MuseumLa ville de New York : 1750 Rufus King Manoir construit dans le style  géorgien de l'Amérique coloniale Photo Stock - Alamy


STARTING TIME: 12 NOON (when the museum opens)

LOCATION: 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Queens, NY 11432

TRANSPORTATION: E, J OR F Train to Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer.  Walk towards 153rd Street

  • Please RSVP directly to Raylie Dunkel at
  • Looking for us? Call or text Raylie at 201-273-0445
  • We will start at noon when the museum opens.  We will not break for lunch but will hold a show and tell at 2:30 PM
  • Bathrooms and water are available
  • Please be prepared to work in dry materials
  • Limited parking is available. Please call the museum in advance to reserve a spot: (718) 206-0545

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