AFA Autumn 2019

HAPPENINGS Autumn 40 | w Bowne House The Bowne House Historical Society 37-01 Bowne Street, Flushing, Queens, NY For information and hours, call 718.359.0528 or visit The John Bowne House dates to circa 1661 and is the oldest house in Queens and among the oldest in New York City. Though the family opened the house to the public in 1887, it became a museum in 1947. Most of the nearly 5,000 objects in the museum are original to the house and belonged to the Bowne family, which continued to reside in the homestead until 1946. Closed for extensive restoration and reinstallation, the Bowne House has once again opened to the public as a memo- rial to John Bowne, who in 1662 was arrested, imprisoned, and exiled for permitting Quakers to worship in his new house. The museum shows the life of an English family under Dutch rule amidst a population of Matinecock Indians and enslaved and free Africans. Flushing remains a remarkably diverse community of Asian-Americans who maintain John Bowne’s commitment to religious liberty and diversity. The John Bowne House, circa 1661. Flushing, Queens, New York. Front parlor with New York Kas similar to one John Bowne entered payment in his account book for to Dutch craftsman Francis Bloetgoet. Keily Gallery Mark and Sandy Keily 2382 S. Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45409 937-470-6017 Wonderful Cast Iron Gate MOVALLI in the Moment: The Art of Charles Movalli Rockport Art Association & Museum September 28 to October 27, 2019 12 High Street, Rockport MA (978) 546 - 6604