In the last few months, staff and volunteers at the Queens County Museum have been hard at work  transforming the historic Courthouse into the Queens Museum of Justice.

Originally built in 1854, the Courthouse museum’s exhibits will depict the history of colonial justice system. Much of that history is based on the detailed diaries of Simeon Perkins.

One room in the Courthouse will house some of the artwork and framed prints from the “Bowater Collection”. The operation of the pulp and paper mill shaped the economy and growth of South Queens for decades. We are pleased to finally have a suitable space for the Bowater Collection.

The Grand Opening of the Queens Museum of Justice is planned for June 1, 2017

Stay tuned for further details on the opening.