King Manor Museum

An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away

December 2nd, 2010

This article was originally featured in the Queens Chronicle on Nov. 18, 2010
by Andrew Benjamin, qboro Contributor

Apples. Apples. Apples. They’re a healthy food, make a thirst-quenching juice, and a well known computer company has taken a bite out of the fruit in its company logo.

For children interested in learning more about the doctor’s purported foe, “Hands-On History: Apples, Apples, Apples!” at King Manor Museum takes a crisp new look at the fruit from which our city gets its nickname. (more…)

Remembering Rufus King and His Legacy

December 2nd, 2010
This article originally appeared in the Queens Chronicle on Nov. 11, 2010.
By AnnMarie Costello, Chronicle Reporter

In the heart of downtown Jamaica stands an important piece of American history — the former home of Rufus King, which is now a museum. Thousands of people visit the location every year, but for those who haven’t made the journey yet, the location’s namesake may be somewhat of a mystery. (more…)