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

DATE: Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:00 PM
GUEST HONOREE: Bishop Octavio Cisneros
Let's Go to the Hop! This year we invite you to our 1950's Sock Hop theme dinner and dance. 1950's dress attire is suggested. Come celebrate the year's end with our members of the Historical Society and friends. Buffet Dinner, Drinks, Beverages, and Rock-n-Roll music will be served! Raffles and Prizes!
TICKETS: $50.00 per person. RSVP.
CONTACT: 718-704-9317 or email
LOCATION: HCJ Monsignor Murray Hall, 111-02 86th Ave., Richmond Hill, NY.
For more information, see event Flyer here.

Jack MapleJack Maple Street Co-Naming
On Monday, September 21, 2015, the corner of 108 Street & Park Lane South was co-named Jack Maple Place. The event included a full NYPD Ceremonial Unit, speakers Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Richmond Hill Historical Society President Ivan Mrakovcic, and Historian Carl Ballenas.

For more information see the Flyer here.
Read more about Jack Maple here.

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!

2015 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!


Ice Cream Social

The Richmond Hill Historical Society's Ice Cream Social Event was held on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Click here to read more. Photo by Nicholas Biondo, Times Newsweekly.

Click here for our List of Supporters from our November 2012 Annual Dinner Dance.

Click here for our Membership Renewal 2014 . Thank you for your continued support!

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…