Richmond Hill Historical Society
Jackson Pond 1960

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Photo: Richmond Hill High School First Annual Yearbook - 1900.
Courtesy Carl Ballenas

Click here for the PDF of the Yearbook from 1900.

Click here
for selected early RHHS Dome Yearbook Covers through the years.

Read more about the history of Richmond Hill High School here.

More Articles and Photos:

Celebrating the Living SpiritSpirits Alive Victorian Richmond Hill

Archive Museum
Archive MuseumThe Society has its own Archival Museum where written and photographic history about the Richmond Hill community is preserved. The museum is now located at Kearns Funeral home on 115th Street and Myrtle Avenue, and is open for viewing by appointment.

The Richmond Hill Historical Society has published several books on the history of Richmond Hill:

Contact Information
Richmond Hill Historical Society
85-03 114 Street
Richmond Hill, NY 11418
Phone: 718-704-9317

RHHS website is Green! Click the images to view Certificate.

Recent Updates

OPEN MEETING: Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 7:30 PM–9:00 PM
This meeting will celebrate the recently-completed architectural survey of historic Richmond Hill. You are cordially invited to attend with the Richmond Hill Historical Society and the Historic Districts Council at The Center at Maple Grove Cemetery located at 127-15 Kew Gardens Rd. Kew Gardens, NY 11415. Light refreshments served. Free admission and parking. Handicap accessible.
Speakers include:
Consultant Christopher Brazee
Historic Districts Council Executive Director Simeon Bankoff
Richmond Hill Historical Society President Ivan Mrakovcic
NYC City Council Member Eric Ulrich

Please RSVP to For more details on this Open Meeting, see Flyer Here.

19th Annual Dinner Dance on Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:00 PM
You are cordially invited to attend our Annual Dinner Dance for the Richmond Hill Historical Society. The theme this year is the Groovy 60's! This event will take place at Roma View, 160-05 Cross Bay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY. The Honoree is New York City Council Member Eric Ulrich. There will be an open bar, cocktail hour, Dinner, Dancing, Valet Parking, and Raffle Prizes!
RSVP by October 24, 2016. $80 per person. 60's Theme Attire suggested. Checks payable to the Richmond Hill Historical Society. Mail payment to: RHHS c/o E. Leone, Treasurer, 87-31 110th St. Richmond Hill, NY 11418.
Please iinclude the response slip on the Attached Flyer.
For further information, call 718 704-9317.

Richmond Hill Historical Society - Awards for House and Garden 2016
It's time to spruce up your homes and gardens! Our Nominating Committee is out and about the neighborhood.

RHHS Dome Yearbook Covers through the years: View selected covers here. Image scans of covers courtesy of Kevin McLoughlin!

Our previous photo feature was Forest Park's Jackson Pond courtesy of Frank Loeber!

2016 MEMBERSHIP: Please print-out our Membership Form Here and mail your Form and check (payable to the Richmond Hill Historical Society) to: The Richmond Hill Historical Society 85-03 114th Street Richmond Hill, NY 11418. Thank you for your continued support!

Forest Hills Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 26, 2016.

Memorial Day Parade 2016

Memorial Day Parade 2016

Memorial Day Parade 2016

Facebook Links Facebook Links: The Richmond Hill Historical Society supports the landmarking of the Forest Park Carousel and supports the Rockaway Beach Branch Greenway.

Please visit our friends at the Rego-Forest Preservation Council, which greatly supports our efforts for a Historic District and honors the memory of our former president, Nancy Cataldi.

The video documentation above is a profile of Richmond Hill from 2007.

Connect with the Richmond Hill Historical Society. Find us and follow our events through these social media links:
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Richmond Hill featured on NY1 Channel. NY1 interviewed Ivan Mrakovicic, president of the Richmond Hill Historical Society. For further details visit This Old House.

YouTube Videos
Special Thanks to former Board Member Joseph DeMay, Jr. for creating several beautiful video slideshows of Kew Gardens and of our Society events. The introductory video below was created by Dennis Doyle. Visit our YouTube webpage for More…

Become a Member
Join today and become a member of the Richmond Hill Historical Society. Enjoy our free newsletter, invitations, and events. Our community involvement and activities are made possible through our Board and members who volunteer their time, and through the generous donations of supporters like you. We appreciate your support. Join here…