Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Last remaining Farmhouse in Manhattan. Museum & community organization striving to provide accessible programs and events for all ages. Habla Espanol!
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FB Story links: https://linktr.ee/DyckmanFarmhouse The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is a visual treat for everyone who looks up and sees it perched above Broadway at 204th Street. The Dutch Colonial style farmhouse was built on this site by William Dyckman c. 1784 and was originally part of several hundred acres of farmland owned by the family. in 1915, family descendants purchased the farmhouse, restored it and donated it to the city. It has been open to the public since 1916. Today, nestled in a small garden, the farmhouse is an extraordinary reminder of early Manhattan and an important part of its diverse Inwood neighborhood.

Mission: The mission of DFMA is to support the preservation of the historic site, to be a catalyst for engaging, adventuresome programming and to be a good neighbor and a dynamic resource for the community.

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Some may say that this bird tastes just like chicken, but 45 million years of evolution separate the #turkey from its co...
11/22/2020

Some may say that this bird tastes just like chicken, but 45 million years of evolution separate the #turkey from its cousin, the chicken. If you ever see one in the wild, try not to pick a fight. Turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and fly as fast as 55 miles per hour. While they are related to the Tyrannosaurus Rex, turkeys do not have teeth. Instead, they swallow small stones which sit in a part of their stomach called the gizzard, and these stones aid in digestion! What a cool North America native bird!
#ScienceIntersectionSunday CGP Science Museum Studies

Recognize this fruit? The edible #fig is one of the first plants cultivated by humans. Fossil records show us evidence o...
11/20/2020

Recognize this fruit? The edible #fig is one of the first plants cultivated by humans. Fossil records show us evidence of it dating back to 9200-9400 BC - older than wheat, barley and legumes! They have become a widespread crop, reaching from Portugal to Afghanistan to India. They are a rich source of fiber and can be used in a number of recipes such as jams and biscuits. #WhatsGrowing

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America, features New York City artist Rachel Sydlowski.Hidden throughout ...
11/18/2020

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America, features New York City artist Rachel Sydlowski.

Hidden throughout the installation are invisible images which offer clues and fragments of the history of peoples enslaved by the Dyckman family. Visitors are encouraged to investigate and search for these invisible symbols with the aid of a blacklight or ultraviolet lantern.

📸 Credit: Max Yawney

Make your reservation to experience this exhibition at http://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/directions-hours

https://rachelsydlowski.com/

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

The New York Community Trust | Historic House Trust of New York City

It's National Take A Hike Day! Studies have shown that going hiking helps lower stress, improve moods, reduce your risk ...
11/17/2020

It's National Take A Hike Day! Studies have shown that going hiking helps lower stress, improve moods, reduce your risk of heart disease, improve bone density, and more! Pictured is Teddy, taking a break from the city noise and hiking in the Catskills Mountains. Where do you like to go hiking?
#NationalTakeAHikeDay #Catskills

TOMORROW 4P-5P: Follow along live with DFM to learn how to make plant-based apple cake!Through our Traveling Kitchen pro...
11/16/2020

TOMORROW 4P-5P: Follow along live with DFM to learn how to make plant-based apple cake!

Through our Traveling Kitchen program, we highlight foods that have traveled through time and have been adopted by different cultures in history, changing the world's culinary landscape. We celebrate all people and foods that have had an impact in Inwood today. The Mesoamericans, the Lenape people, the Africans, African Americans, the Dutch, and the Dominican people.

Join us and other historic house museums on a six week virtual series exploring history, art, science, and more, Tuesdays in October & November from 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm.

Register today: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/OTMxNTA=

Ingredientes Para el Queque de Manzana:
2 y 1/2 tazas (312 g.) de harina para todo uso o harina integral | 1 y 1/2 tazas (300 g.) de azúcar morena | 1 y 1/2 cucharadita de bicarbonato de sodio | 1/2 cucharadita de sal | 1 cucharadita de canela molida | 1/4 cucharadita de nuez moscada | 1 taza (240 ml) de suero de leche vegetal (jugo de limón fresco mezclado con leche de almendras o de soja) | 1/3 taza (80 ml) de aceite de oliva extra virgen | 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla | 1 cucharada de vinagre de sidra de manzana | 2 cucharadas de puré de manzana | 1 y 1/2 tazas (188 g) de manzanas Granny Smith, picadas y peladas.

Para La Cobertura de Azúcar y Canela:
1/2 taza (100 g) de azúcar morena o blanca | 1 cucharadita de canela molida | 1 cucharada de mantequilla a base de plantas, como la mantequilla Miyoko o Earth Balance (sin refrigerar para que esté suave).

¡Para Servir! (opcional):
Crema batida de coco o almendras.

Historic House Trust of New York City

The weather is getting cold out there which means one thing - #frost! Frost is water in gas form that turns solid, and u...
11/15/2020

The weather is getting cold out there which means one thing - #frost! Frost is water in gas form that turns solid, and usually ends up forming on objects like leaves or cars. National Geographic explains it like this, "Frost forms when an outside surface cools past the dew point. The dew point is the point where the air gets so cold, the water vapor in the atmosphere turns into liquid. This liquid freezes. If it gets cold enough, little bits of ice, or frost, form."
#ScienceIntersectionSunday CGP Science Museum Studies

NEXT TUESDAY 4P-5P: Follow along live with DFM to learn how to make plant-based apple cake!Through our Traveling Kitchen...
11/14/2020

NEXT TUESDAY 4P-5P: Follow along live with DFM to learn how to make plant-based apple cake!

Through our Traveling Kitchen program, we highlight foods that have traveled through time and have been adopted by different cultures in history, changing the world's culinary landscape. We celebrate all people and foods that have had an impact in Inwood today. The Mesoamericans, the Lenape people, the Africans, African Americans, the Dutch, and the Dominican people.

Join us and other historic house museums on a six week virtual series exploring history, art, science, and more, Tuesdays in October & November from 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm.

Register today: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/OTMxNTA=

Ingredientes Para el Queque de Manzana:
2 y 1/2 tazas (312 g.) de harina para todo uso o harina integral | 1 y 1/2 tazas (300 g.) de azúcar morena | 1 y 1/2 cucharadita de bicarbonato de sodio | 1/2 cucharadita de sal | 1 cucharadita de canela molida | 1/4 cucharadita de nuez moscada | 1 taza (240 ml) de suero de leche vegetal (jugo de limón fresco mezclado con leche de almendras o de soja) | 1/3 taza (80 ml) de aceite de oliva extra virgen | 1 cucharadita de extracto de vainilla | 1 cucharada de vinagre de sidra de manzana | 2 cucharadas de puré de manzana | 1 y 1/2 tazas (188 g) de manzanas Granny Smith, picadas y peladas.

Para La Cobertura de Azúcar y Canela:
1/2 taza (100 g) de azúcar morena o blanca | 1 cucharadita de canela molida | 1 cucharada de mantequilla a base de plantas, como la mantequilla Miyoko o Earth Balance (sin refrigerar para que esté suave).

¡Para Servir! (opcional):
Crema batida de coco o almendras.

Historic House Trust of New York City

What are farmers #harvesting right now? Pomegranates! This fruit originated in the region extending from Iran to norther...
11/13/2020

What are farmers #harvesting right now? Pomegranates! This fruit originated in the region extending from Iran to northern India, and has been cultivated since ancient times throughout the Mediterranean region. Preparing the fruit for a first-time-eater can be a bit tricky. Culinary experts recommend putting the pulp and seeds into a bowl of water. The pulp will float and the seeds will sink. Throw away the pulp! The seeds are versatile in use, from juices to soups. Most notably, they are used a spice in Indian and Pakistani cuisine. Anyone have a good recipe for pomegranate? Please share it in the comments! #WhatsGrowing

Meet local artist Gwendolyn Black featured in our exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America. Her ...
11/11/2020

Meet local artist Gwendolyn Black featured in our exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America. Her series of works pay homage to the people who built this farmhouse, this city, and this country.

“Through my collection of “My Soul Sings of Freedom” I aim to show the humanity of our enslaved ancestors who were, at this time in history, viewed as not human. Despite their suffering and bondage our enslaved ancestors were able to share their love with one another and remain hopeful that one day they would be free from bondage.” - Gwendolyn Black

Make your reservation to experience this exhibition at http://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/directions-hours

https://www.gwenblackarts.com

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

The New York Community Trust | Historic House Trust of New York City

We're back for another week of Explore at Home! The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and other historic house museums have partn...
11/09/2020

We're back for another week of Explore at Home! The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and other historic house museums have partnered on a six week virtual series exploring history, art, science, and more on Tuesdays in October & November from 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm.

THIS TUESDAY 4P-5P: Join Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum to learn how to make a cardboard loom by weaving different fabrics!

Register today: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/OTMxNTA=

Historic House Trust of New York City

Did you know that our beautiful fall foliage is being affected by climate change? Last week, we discussed why and how le...
11/08/2020

Did you know that our beautiful fall foliage is being affected by climate change? Last week, we discussed why and how leaves turn colors. Studies show that warmer temperatures cause a delay in that. Moreover, the trees cannot produce enough energy to produce that red pigment, anthocyanin, that we all love. If protecting the earth was not reason enough, autumn tourism produces $25 billion in a year. Learn more about how to live sustainably through our programs or by visiting other organizations like the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens!
#ScienceIntersectionSunday CGP Science Museum Studies

What are farmers #harvesting right now? Broccoli! The origin of this vegetable is highly contended, but it is likely it ...
11/07/2020

What are farmers #harvesting right now? Broccoli! The origin of this vegetable is highly contended, but it is likely it came from the Mediterranean in the sixth century. More interestingly, the plant family it is derived from likely goes back to the Roman Empire. Broccoli is a high source of vitamin C and vitamin K, and delicious! Try roasting it in the oven with a bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, lemon juice and fresh garlic for a perfect side dish. #WhatsGrowing

11/06/2020

Our exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America features local artist Sheila Prevost. She has made a series of works that pay homage to the people who built this farmhouse, this city, and this country.

"As an African American artist it’s essential for me to present a visual narrative which reflects not only the inhuman conditions of slavery, but also the strength, will, contributions and unspeakable dreams that were deferred to future generations."- Sheila Prevost

Make your reservation to experience this exhibition at http://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/directions-hours

Sheila: @oilpaintings_fotos

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council .

The New York Community Trust | Historic House Trust of New York City

Join our Executive Director, Meredith Horsford, tomorrow Nov. 6th at noon for a discussion with the Museum Association o...
11/05/2020

Join our Executive Director, Meredith Horsford, tomorrow Nov. 6th at noon for a discussion with the Museum Association of New York highlighting food insecurities in our neighborhood, how we are assisting in providing food to our community through farmers markets, and providing resources to grow food in urban environments.

Register today: https://nysmuseums.org/event-3968487

Need a reason to vote? Here are a few:- Voting is a right, but a right that has been fought for by generations of Americ...
11/03/2020

Need a reason to vote? Here are a few:
- Voting is a right, but a right that has been fought for by generations of Americans.
- Every vote counts; elections have been won or lost by a single vote.
- Change can only be made by electing those willing.
- Your interests deserve to be represented.
- There are some who cannot vote, but wish they could. Vote with them in mind.
- Your voice matters. Do not allow anyone to make you think differently.

The garden and museum will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day.Come back to see us on Thursday an...
11/02/2020

The garden and museum will be CLOSED tomorrow, Tuesday, November 3rd for Election Day.

Come back to see us on Thursday and Friday to enjoy are grounds and our exhibition "Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America."

Featuring:
Sheila Prevost ( Sheilap_artworldwide ),
Rachel Sydlowski (https://rachelsydlowski.com/) with Marquise Foster,
and Gwendolyn Black (https://www.gwenblackarts.com) with Wilma Ann Sealy

Make your reservation to experience this exhibition at http://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/directions-hours

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

The New York Community Trust | Historic House Trust of New York City

Halloween has passed and that means saying goodbye to those jack-o-laterns before they rot. Decomposition is the process...
11/01/2020

Halloween has passed and that means saying goodbye to those jack-o-laterns before they rot. Decomposition is the process in which dead organic (like pumpkins, apples and leaves) material break down into inorganic material (like carbon dioxide, water and simple sugars). Don't feel bad though - all of these decomposing things become food for others in the ecosystem. With death, comes more life!
Science Intersection Sunday with CGP Science Museum Studies

Happy Halloween! Did you know that trick-or-treating has been around since the medieval times? In Scotland and Ireland, ...
10/31/2020

Happy Halloween! Did you know that trick-or-treating has been around since the medieval times? In Scotland and Ireland, it was called "guising" where young people dressed up in costumes and asked for money or food in exchange for songs, poems, or other "tricks." The holiday became popularized in the US when Irish immigrants came over in the 1840s during the potato famine and brought their traditions with them. It's no trick that immigrants are behind many of American traditions today - in fact, it is quite the treat!

10/29/2020
Open BXRx Tuesday | Dyckman Farmhouse

Thank you @BronxnetTV for having Executive Director, Meredith Horsford on for OPEN BXRx to discuss our safe re-opening and new art exhibition, "Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America" exploring the untold history of NYC's Black community.

Unspoken Voices is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council .

Historic House Trust of New York City

https://youtu.be/yFl81p4XFt4

Host of Open BXRx, Sonyi Lopez, is joined by Meredith Horsford, Executive Director of Dyckman Farmhouse, to learn about Dyckman Farmhouse & their safe Re-ope...

10/28/2020

Thank you to Spectrum News NY1 for stopping by the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and learning about our new exhibition "Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America." With the NY1 team, our Executive Director, Meredith Horsford, talks about the exhibit's creative connection to NYC's Black history and our ongoing research project exploring their lives.

Unspoken Voices is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council .

Historic House Trust of New York City

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and other historic house museums have partnered on a six week virtual series exploring hist...
10/26/2020

The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and other historic house museums have partnered on a six week virtual series exploring history, art, science, and more! Join us Tuesdays, October & November from 4:00 pm —5:00 pm.

THIS TUESDAY 4P-5P: Join Lewis Latimer House Museum to learn how to make paper marbling techniques and chemical reactions with items at home!

Register today: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/OTMxNTA=

Historic House Trust of New York City

Thank you The Fair and Balanced News - New York for sharing our reopening & new exhibition, "Unspoken Voices: Honoring t...
10/25/2020

Thank you The Fair and Balanced News - New York for sharing our reopening & new exhibition, "Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America."

🎟️ Be sure to come view the exhibition and museum, reservations are available! Check our calendar - https://dyckmanfarmhouse.youcanbook.me/

Historic House Trust of New York City

Who else loves the colors of autumn? Do you know why the leaves change? As you may know, leaves have a chemical called c...
10/25/2020

Who else loves the colors of autumn? Do you know why the leaves change? As you may know, leaves have a chemical called chlorophyll which helps make photosynthesis happen - which makes them food. Chlorophyll creates that beautiful green color we see in the warmer months. However, when the days get shorter and cooler, the leaves no longer produce enough food to maintain the green. This allows the other colors in the leaves to show through. These "fall colors" come from a pigment called anthocyanins, which acts like a sunblock to protect the leaf tissue. TLDR; leaves pretty, science cool. Share your fall color pictures with us!

Photo courtesy of Dr. Erik Stengler at CGP Science Museum Studies!
#ScienceIntersectionSunday

We've had a fantastic first week back with our doors open! Thank you so much to our community for the kind words and spr...
10/24/2020

We've had a fantastic first week back with our doors open! Thank you so much to our community for the kind words and spreading awareness about our new exhibition Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America.

Featuring:
Sheila Prevost ( Sheilap_artworldwide ),
Rachel Sydlowski (https://rachelsydlowski.com/) with Marquise Foster,
and Gwendolyn Black (https://www.gwenblackarts.com) with Wilma Ann Sealy

Make your reservation to experience this exhibition at http://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/directions-hours

Unspoken Voices: Honoring the Legacy of Black America is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp.and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

The New York Community Trust | Historic House Trust of New York City

Check out our interview on CUNY TV 's “Inwood, Manhattan” episode of DiverseCITY, scheduled to premiere on Friday, Octob...
10/22/2020

Check out our interview on CUNY TV 's “Inwood, Manhattan” episode of DiverseCITY, scheduled to premiere on Friday, October 23 - 9:00pm. Head to the link for more airdates and details: https://tv.cuny.edu/show/diversecity/PR2009730

"On this episode of DiverseCITY we visit Inwood in Northern Manhattan, where residents say authorities are turning a deaf ear to the growing problem of noise pollution. We look at a fight to stop a city rezoning of the neighborhood, and more."

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4881 Broadway At 204th St
New York, NY
10034

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 14:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

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(212) 304-9422

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Manhattan's last Farmhouse! Built c.1784 and opened as a museum in 1916.

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Winter Hours: Friday and Saturday 11am-4pm

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