Behind-the-Scenes Tour of King Manor
Join us for a tour of the home of Rufus King, signer of the United States Constitution and early voice in the anti-slavery movement. Originally constructed in the 1750s, King lived here from 1805 until his death in 1827. Located in Jamaica, the Colonial-era structure now functions as a house museum, and is the only such museum in southeastern Queens. Executive Director of the King Manor Museum (and former HDC staff member!) Nadezhda Williams will give us a behind-the-scenes peak on this extended tour, which will encompass the entire house from the basement to the attic and from the servants’ quarters to the King family’s parlor. Explore how the house, a designated New York City Individual and Interior Landmark, tells its history of three major phases of construction (c1750, c1790 and 1810) and still holds a few mysteries.