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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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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02/11/2020
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Happy Tuesday! Baby Luna is here to answer your questions! #AskLuna #LunaontheLamb #LunaDFM
02/11/2020

Happy Tuesday! Baby Luna is here to answer your questions! #AskLuna #LunaontheLamb #LunaDFM

Ground Revision by Peter Hoffmeister continues to share the dialogue of providing a voice for those with untold stories....
02/10/2020

Ground Revision by Peter Hoffmeister continues to share the dialogue of providing a voice for those with untold stories. Stop by Fridays and Saturdays during museum hours to learn about the connection of his art with the Dyckman Farmhouse. #GroundRevision

Happy National Pizza Day! The best way to celebrate is by visiting local businesses, like Grandpa's Brick Oven Pizza ! L...
02/09/2020

Happy National Pizza Day! The best way to celebrate is by visiting local businesses, like Grandpa's Brick Oven Pizza ! Luna's favorite is a slice of vegetable!

Did you know? The entire upstairs of the farmhouse was one loft where up to 8 children would sleep. It wasn't until much...
02/08/2020

Did you know? The entire upstairs of the farmhouse was one loft where up to 8 children would sleep. It wasn't until much later that the space was divided into separate rooms. This one pictured here, is modeled by the Dyckman sisters as a romanticized version of a woman's quarters in the mid-1800s. Come by today from 11a-4p or for our free noon tour to learn more!

When the DFM staff won't let you go outside in the rain and frolic in the park. #babyluna
02/07/2020

When the DFM staff won't let you go outside in the rain and frolic in the park. #babyluna

We are so happy to have hosted UP Theater Company, Manhattan for a photo shoot yesterday. Keep an eye out for their upco...
02/06/2020

We are so happy to have hosted UP Theater Company, Manhattan for a photo shoot yesterday. Keep an eye out for their upcoming "A Barn Play." #lunaonthelamb ;)

Had a little photo shoot for “A Barn Play” at Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. Standby for official pics and exciting news about our collaboration. #owl #sheep #pig

Take a peek at this #tbt! One of the earliest aerial shots of the farmhouse, circa 1960s. #DyckmanFarmhouse #boerenwonin...
02/06/2020

Take a peek at this #tbt! One of the earliest aerial shots of the farmhouse, circa 1960s. #DyckmanFarmhouse #boerenwoning

This week DFM staff and volunteers were treated to an objects handling seminar by Curator Bailey Tichenor of  The Offici...
02/05/2020

This week DFM staff and volunteers were treated to an objects handling seminar by Curator Bailey Tichenor of The Official Historic House Trust of New York City Thank you Bailey for teach us all ways to enhance our care of our important collections objects.

Yesterday we welcomed Columbia GSAPP 's Architectural Finishes class, in partnership with The Official Historic House Tr...
02/05/2020

Yesterday we welcomed Columbia GSAPP 's Architectural Finishes class, in partnership with The Official Historic House Trust of New York City , to the museum. They are utilizing the farmhouse for a semester long preservation study. They will be analyzing samples of plaster to learn more about the timeline of restoration projects the museum has seen. Being over 230 years old, the Dyckman Farmhouse is sure to have some interesting features that will undergo analysis in Columbia's laboratory. Over the course of the semester we will follow along throughout the house and in the lab to see what the students are learning and will share the journey on social media! We are excited to learn more about the physical structure of the farmhouse that holds so much history!

Artist in residence Peter Hoffmeister had a very successful Artist Talk in January! Stop by during winter hours to see h...
02/04/2020

Artist in residence Peter Hoffmeister had a very successful Artist Talk in January! Stop by during winter hours to see his work representing the history of the enslaved and free people that lived and worked at the Dyckman Farmhouse and throughout upper Manhattan.

As museums celebrate Black History Month, it is important to acknowledge the histories that we still do not know much ab...
02/03/2020

As museums celebrate Black History Month, it is important to acknowledge the histories that we still do not know much about but are in progress of discovering with extensive ongoing research. The Dyckman Farmhouse was once home to a free black woman named Hannah, a free black boy, and an enslaved black man named Francis Cudjoe. Through our new curatorial expedition DyckmanDISCOVERED, the Dyckman Farmhouse is starting to reinterpret the house and expand on the narrative of the museum and the community to include the important figures we know so little about. Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. Lower Manhattan Cultural Council The New York Community Trust New York State Council on the Arts

02/02/2020

Phil, is that you?

Happy Groundhog Day, from The Dyckman Farmhouse!

Can you believe we're already in the second month of 2020? Stop by for Bilingual Storytime on Wednesay, February 19th at...
02/01/2020

Can you believe we're already in the second month of 2020? Stop by for Bilingual Storytime on Wednesay, February 19th at 3:00p!

We are open today from 11a-4p with a free noon tour!

Today is the day! It's #nationalhotchocolateday!!!! Come by during museum hours, 11a-4p, for complimentary hot chocolate...
01/31/2020

Today is the day! It's #nationalhotchocolateday!!!! Come by during museum hours, 11a-4p, for complimentary hot chocolate and learn about the history of the cacao bean in New York! Don't forget to share your pictures with us on social media to be featured on our story!

Tomorrow is #nationalhotchocolateday!!!! Come by and learn about the journey of the cacao bean from South America to New...
01/30/2020

Tomorrow is #nationalhotchocolateday!!!! Come by and learn about the journey of the cacao bean from South America to New York. Learn about the difference between cacao and cocoa, and the best part, enjoy complimentary hot chocolate! Hours are 11a - 4p!

2020 is moving fast and February is right around the corner! Check out our events next month and our continuing winter h...
01/29/2020

2020 is moving fast and February is right around the corner! Check out our events next month and our continuing winter hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 11-4p with free noon tours on Saturdays. Keep up with us on social media for any other new updates!

Happy National Lego Day! Thank you to our board member Don Rice, the Dyckman Farmhouse has it's very own Lego model! We ...
01/28/2020

Happy National Lego Day! Thank you to our board member Don Rice, the Dyckman Farmhouse has it's very own Lego model! We sell miniature versions of the model as well as notable Dyckman figurines!
#DFM #DyckmanFarmhouse #NationalLegoDay #boerenwoning #lego

Luna couldn't wait to do the Dolly Parton Challenge and have her own meme! Thank you, @DollyParton for the inspiration!....
01/27/2020

Luna couldn't wait to do the Dolly Parton Challenge and have her own meme! Thank you, @DollyParton for the inspiration!
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#DollyPartonChallenge #Lunaonthelamb #LunaDFM

It's #nationalhotchocolateday on Friday and we are celebrating!! Come on by and warm up with complementary hot cocoa. We...
01/26/2020

It's #nationalhotchocolateday on Friday and we are celebrating!! Come on by and warm up with complementary hot cocoa. We are open from 11-4p!

01/25/2020

Today at 3pm Peter Hoffmeister will be discussing his exhibition "Ground Revision" at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum. Listen to how he connects the forgotten history of upper Manhattan burial grounds and untold stories of the freed and enslaved people who lived and worked at the Dyckman Farmhouse.

Hours today are 11am-4pm.
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#GroundRevision #DFM #DyckmanFarmhouse

We are so sad to hear about the Museum of Chinese in America 's loss of the historic building at 70 Mulberry Street that...
01/24/2020
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Annual Fund gifts to MOCA make everything possible. It’s your gift to generations to come. With your help, MOCA’s education program continues to serve over 50,000 visitors each year.

01/24/2020

Come visit tomorrow at 3pm to hear Peter Hoffmeister discuss "Ground Revision", his exhibition on display throughout the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

We are open today and tomorrow from 11am-4pm with a free tour at noon!
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#GroundRevision #DFM #DyckmanFarmhouse

Here is a c. 1960s photo from our archives of the North Parlor, or today's Visitor Center. Keep your eye out for some ne...
01/23/2020

Here is a c. 1960s photo from our archives of the North Parlor, or today's Visitor Center. Keep your eye out for some new changes coming to the Visitor Center in the upcoming weeks! #tbt #DFM #DyckmanFarmhouse #boerenwoning

Get your sweet tooth ready because we are celebrating #nationalhotchocolateday next Friday, January 31st! Grab a cup of ...
01/22/2020

Get your sweet tooth ready because we are celebrating #nationalhotchocolateday next Friday, January 31st! Grab a cup of complementary hot cocoa and explore the Dyckman Farmhouse while learning about the history of the cacao bean!

While the staff is hard at work upstairs, Luna pretends to be hard at work in the parlor writing letters with an inkwell...
01/21/2020

While the staff is hard at work upstairs, Luna pretends to be hard at work in the parlor writing letters with an inkwell and feather pen. Let's give her some real work: #AskLuna any questions you have about the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum!

Thank you to all the volunteers in New York City Department of Parks & Recreation parks today in celebration of the life...
01/20/2020

Thank you to all the volunteers in New York City Department of Parks & Recreation parks today in celebration of the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Day of Service.

A special thank you to those volunteers working on forest restoration at Inwood Hill Park .

Having the Sunday Scaries? Try dreaming of those warm, autumn days. What's your favorite season in New York City?
01/19/2020

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01/18/2020

Join us next Saturday at 3pm to hear Peter Hoffmeister discuss "Ground Revision", his exhibition on display throughout the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

Today we are open from 11am-4pm with a free tour at noon!
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#GroundRevision #DFM #DyckmanFarmhouse

We are open today and Saturday from 11-4pm. Stop by before the snowfall this weekend. Don't forget we have a free noon t...
01/17/2020

We are open today and Saturday from 11-4pm. Stop by before the snowfall this weekend. Don't forget we have a free noon tour every Saturday!

Today at the Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library with Literacy Inc. is Story Time at 3:30pm in celebration of 1...
01/16/2020

Today at the Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library with Literacy Inc. is Story Time at 3:30pm in celebration of 125 years of the New York Public Library! Be sure to check it out and support your local Inwood branch!

Today is the day! Bilingual Story Time is at 3PM with Literacy Inc. and Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library !! ...
01/15/2020

Today is the day! Bilingual Story Time is at 3PM with Literacy Inc. and Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library !! We look forward to seeing you!

Tomorrow at 3PM is Bilingual Story Time with Literacy Inc. and Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library !!  Bring yo...
01/14/2020

Tomorrow at 3PM is Bilingual Story Time with Literacy Inc. and Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library !! Bring your friends and family for singing songs and reading stories!

Check out the number one book on the list: Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day! Sound familiar? It is being read at Inwood B...
01/14/2020
The 10 Most Checked-Out Books in N.Y. Public Library History

Check out the number one book on the list: Ezra Jack Keats's The Snowy Day! Sound familiar? It is being read at Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library 's Story Time with Literacy Inc. on Thursday at 3:30pm!

More than half are children’s books, but “1984,” “To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Fahrenheit 451” also made the list.

Have you stopped by to see Peter Hoffmeister's "Ground Revision" exhibition on display throughout the museum? See how it...
01/13/2020

Have you stopped by to see Peter Hoffmeister's "Ground Revision" exhibition on display throughout the museum? See how it "interrupts" the furniture and displays, including the blank New York State historic markers awaiting representation of the slave burial sites and its stories that need to be told.

Inwood Community: 2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the New York Public Library! As part of the celebration, Inwood Br...
01/12/2020

Inwood Community: 2020 marks the 125th anniversary of the New York Public Library! As part of the celebration, Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library with Literacy Inc. will be having Story Time this Thursday, January 16th at 3:30pm at the Inwood Library. That's two story times this week to check out! Remember Wednesday's at 3:00pm will be here at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.

01/11/2020

It's in the 60s and it's January!! Spend your Saturday with us at the Dyckman Farmhouse. Explore the half acre lot and come inside to learn about the Dyckman family, Inwood history, and the freed and enslaved peoples that lived here and throughout Inwood. Open 11am-4pm with a free tour at noon!

We are open today and tomorrow from 11am-4pm. Come by to say hi to Luna and explore the house, grounds, and artifacts fr...
01/10/2020

We are open today and tomorrow from 11am-4pm. Come by to say hi to Luna and explore the house, grounds, and artifacts from the Dyckman family, Revolutionary War, and Lenape.
#DFM #DyckmanFarmhouse #LunaDFM #Lunaonthelamb

Not to be mistaken with the relic room today, this photo of the first level bedroom on the northwest side of the farmhou...
01/09/2020

Not to be mistaken with the relic room today, this photo of the first level bedroom on the northwest side of the farmhouse was taken in 1916, the first year of the farmhouse as a museum. Can you name any of the items on display? Do you know what this room looks like today? #tbt

Join us next Wednesday at 3PM for Bilingual Story Time with Literacy Inc. and Inwood Branch of The New York Public Libra...
01/08/2020

Join us next Wednesday at 3PM for Bilingual Story Time with Literacy Inc. and Inwood Branch of The New York Public Library !!

Connecting the history of the enslaved who lived and worked at the Dyckman Farmhouse and the lost graves of the Inwood B...
01/07/2020

Connecting the history of the enslaved who lived and worked at the Dyckman Farmhouse and the lost graves of the Inwood Burial Ground, Peter Hoffmeister's "Ground Revision" exhibition continues to provide a voice for those with untold stories.

#askLuna from Arlene Schulman on Facebook: "Are there any recipes from the Dyckman family in your archives?"Arlene, whil...
01/06/2020

#askLuna from Arlene Schulman on Facebook: "Are there any recipes from the Dyckman family in your archives?"

Arlene, while we do not have any specific family recipes, we do believe the Dyckmans made apple cider with an apple press. In addition to their abundance of apple trees there were cherry trees as well as numerous crops of corn, cabbage, and cucumbers.

Books with recipes that were likely similar to Dyckman recipes are American Cookery by Amelia Simmons (1798) and The Frugal Housewife by Lydia Maria Francis Child (1830). The Early American Cookbook by Kristie Lynn and Robert Pelton is a 1983 collection of authentic recipes.
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#DFM #DyckmanFarmhouse #Lunaonthelamb #LunaDFM

01/05/2020

We are already on our way to many fun and new changes for 2020! Keep following us on social media to see what Luna and the staff are up to. Goodbye, 2019! There's no looking baaaaaaaaaaaack! 🐑
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#DFM #DyckmanFarmhouse #LunaDFM #Lunaonthelamb

Head to our Instagram today (@dyckmanfarmhouse) to check out our story to see how much you know about the Dyckman Farmho...
01/04/2020

Head to our Instagram today (@dyckmanfarmhouse) to check out our story to see how much you know about the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum and Dyckman family history!

Address

4881 Broadway At 204th St
New York, NY
10034

Opening Hours

Friday 11:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(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

Summer Hours: Thursday through Saturday 11am-4pm, Sunday 11am-3pm

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.

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