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.

Did you know you can help support the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum when shopping on Amazon? To support DFM select Dyckman Fa...
04/20/2020

Did you know you can help support the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum when shopping on Amazon? To support DFM select Dyckman Farmhouse Museum as your Amazon Smile charity of choice. Each time you shop, Amazon will donate to support free community programming. https://smile.amazon.com/

04/19/2020

This week we have a fantastic plant-based and Earth friendly recipe to share: Seedling Cupcakes. Great for chocolate lovers, dessert lovers, snack lovers, you name it! Head to https://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/dyckman-at-home/ for the recipe! #GiveEarthAHugMonth #DyckmanAtHome

Join us today for our weekly #GIveEarthAHugMonth Unplugged Hour. Today's theme: Indoor Camping! Pitch a blanket tent and...
04/18/2020

Join us today for our weekly #GIveEarthAHugMonth Unplugged Hour. Today's theme: Indoor Camping! Pitch a blanket tent and warm up to a homemade cardboard roll and tissue paper campfire! Get creative and remember, no electronics! Share your #UnpluggedHour with us! #DyckmanAtHome

Happy "Wear Pajamas To Work" Day! Let's see your business on top, pajamas on the bottom virtual conference outfits! Post...
04/16/2020

Happy "Wear Pajamas To Work" Day! Let's see your business on top, pajamas on the bottom virtual conference outfits! Post a picture on your Instagram story, tag us, and we'll add it to our story! #WearPajamasToWorkDay

Happy National Laundry Day! Since we are also celebrating Give Earth A Hug Month, try hand washing and hang dry what you...
04/15/2020

Happy National Laundry Day! Since we are also celebrating Give Earth A Hug Month, try hand washing and hang dry what you can to save on electricity and those pesky trips to the laundromat. #NationalLaundryDay #GiveEarthAHugMonth

04/13/2020
1906 Inwood Valley Panorama part 2 (LENAPE)

Want to know more about Inwood history? Watch local historian and DFMA Board President for his Lost Inwood series that explores historic panoramic photos.
https://youtu.be/O9-w3E6Wvlg

Episode 2 of Lost Inwood's historic panoramic photos series. In this video we'll continue our look at a ca1906 Edward Wenzel image. In 1907 amateur archaeolo...

Happy National Scrabble Day! Challenge your mates to a game! How many farm related words can you make in one game?#Natio...
04/13/2020

Happy National Scrabble Day! Challenge your mates to a game! How many farm related words can you make in one game?#NationalScrabbleDay
#LunaontheLamb #LunaDFM #DFM

Here is a great opportunity we'd like to share with our Northern Manhattan community: "The Community Scholars Program at...
04/12/2020

Here is a great opportunity we'd like to share with our Northern Manhattan community: "The Community Scholars Program at Columbia University is designed to offer independent, community-based scholars from Northern Manhattan access to a suite of Columbia University services and resources that allow them to work toward the completion of a particular project or to attain skill in a particular area. The program helps to foster and deepen ties between the University and the many independent members of the cultural and intellectual community surrounding it." https://gca.columbia.edu/content/programs-and-initiatives/community-scholars Columbia University Irving Medical Center Government and Community Affairs

Happy Saturday! Join us for another Unplugged Hour as a part of our month-long Earth celebration. Today's theme: YOGA! R...
04/11/2020

Happy Saturday! Join us for another Unplugged Hour as a part of our month-long Earth celebration. Today's theme: YOGA! Roll out that mat, burn some incense, and regain your balance! Remember, no electronics! Share your #UnpluggedHour with us! #GiveEarthAHugMonth #DyckmanAtHome

Pictured here is the manumission letter for Francis Cudjoe, an enslaved black man of Jacobus Dyckman. He was freed by Ja...
04/10/2020

Pictured here is the manumission letter for Francis Cudjoe, an enslaved black man of Jacobus Dyckman. He was freed by Jacobus on January 11, 1809. The DyckmanDISCOVERED initiative investigates the stories of enslaved people belonging to the Dyckman family and the community that is now called Inwood. This initiative brings an inclusive history to the community, fosters a sense of transparency and, we hope, engages visitors who have not seen themselves represented in the current narrative. Head to https://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/dyckmandiscovered/ to learn more! #DyckmanDISCOVERED

04/09/2020
Cardboard Roll Art Tutorial

We are continuing to celebrate #GiveEarthAHugMonth with an easy, recycled, at-home craft activity for all ages!! Be sure to share your creations with us by tagging us on social media and using the hashtag #DyckmanAtHome ! https://youtu.be/a6PUkxNlW1E

DFM is encouraging you to reuse, reduce and recycle with the cool art project.

Happy Wednesday! Here’s a great Earth Month recipe that requires simple and few ingredients, including reusing aquafaba ...
04/08/2020

Happy Wednesday! Here’s a great Earth Month recipe that requires simple and few ingredients, including reusing aquafaba (canned chickpea liquid). Head to https://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/dyckman-at-home/ for the recipe that all ages are sure to enjoy making and eating! #GiveEarthAHugMonth #DyckmanatHome #MuseumsfromHome #veganrecipes

04/07/2020

Happy World Health Day!!! We hope you all continue to stay active safely. Baby Luna has taken up yoga! Can you name the yoga pose she's working on perfecting? Head to our "Dyckman at Home" page at dyckmanfarmhouse.org for some great yoga at home video options! #WorldHealthDay #MoveMoreMonth #DyckmanatHome #MuseumsFromHome #LunaDFM #LunaontheLamb

04/07/2020
Lost Inwood Panoramas Ep.1

Take a quick break with Don Rice and learn some interesting Inwood history through the examination of this 1906 panoramic photo of the Dyckman Valley by Edward Wenzel.

Take a quick break with Don Rice and learn some interesting Inwood history through the examination of this 1906 panoramic photo of the Dyckman Valley by Edwa...

Get your Sunday crossword fix with a twist: Museums!! This week DFM has a clue for you. Do you have the answer? Check it...
04/05/2020
#MuseumGames #Crossword-April 5, 2020

Get your Sunday crossword fix with a twist: Museums!! This week DFM has a clue for you. Do you have the answer? Check it out! #MuseumGames #StayHome #MuseumatHome #MuseumFromHome

Our weekly puzzle this week features clues from museums around the continent including: Air Force Space & Missile Museum, Akron Art Museum…

Happy Saturday! Join us today for our first Unplugged Hour during our month-long Earth celebration. Today's theme: READ!...
04/04/2020

Happy Saturday! Join us today for our first Unplugged Hour during our month-long Earth celebration. Today's theme: READ! Curl up with your favorite book; no cell phones, lights, TV, music, etc! #unpluggedhour

Join us all April to celebrate our planet with fun, sustainable at-home projects and events! Every Saturday we ask you t...
04/03/2020

Join us all April to celebrate our planet with fun, sustainable at-home projects and events! Every Saturday we ask you to join us for Unplugged Hour with a different activity each week with no electricity. Don't forget, Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd! #EarthDay

03/31/2020
Hudson River Museum

We can't get enough of Bilingual Story Time! Check out Viri from the Hudson River Museum reading a story from Shaun Tan's book, "Tales From Outer Suburbia."

Join us for our new HRM Storytime! Tune in for the tale of Eric, a house guest who will capture your heart. The story comes from award-winning author Shaun Tan’s “Tales From Outer Suburbia.” We’ll post the Spanish version tomorrow or find it with our other online offerings at http://www.hrm.org/museumfromhome

#MuseumFromHome #HRMEducation #StayHome

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY FOR SUBMISSIONS! With funding from Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. and admin...
03/30/2020

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY FOR SUBMISSIONS! With funding from Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council through the UMEZ Arts Engagement grant, we can support and host our next local artist exhibit focused on the DyckmanDISCOVERED initiative.
For artist submissions visit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSen1Wp-gD7TiKs2mYJ5LGjXoVOT5BMoldsxa6SH4_CPA0si6A/viewform
Inwood Art Works Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance

We're continually adding new content to Dyckman at Home for your enjoyment! Head to http://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/dyckman-...
03/29/2020

We're continually adding new content to Dyckman at Home for your enjoyment! Head to http://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/dyckman-at-home/ for videos, history, storytime, and more! #museumsfromhome #dyckmanathome #dfm

What a great opportunity to engage children with educational activities at home! #museumsfromhome
03/28/2020

What a great opportunity to engage children with educational activities at home! #museumsfromhome

We are excited to announce that we will be bringing the museum to you with CMOM at Home until it is safe to open our doors again. Our goal is to ensure that your children continue to thrive at home every day by providing you with fun and engaging ways to do so together.

Each day of the week will have a theme, so please stay tuned and be on the lookout for CMOM at Home activities that will be sure to delight!

#cmom #cmomathome #funwhilelearning

Are you missing the Dyckman Farmhouse! We are too! Head to https://www.farmfood360.ca/ to explore numerous virtual farm ...
03/27/2020

Are you missing the Dyckman Farmhouse! We are too! Head to https://www.farmfood360.ca/ to explore numerous virtual farm tours, each full of informational videos for all ages. #farmfood360 #museumsfromhome

We love hosting Bilingual Storytime at the Farmhouse and miss seeing our wonderful kids, so check out Dyckman at Home, w...
03/25/2020

We love hosting Bilingual Storytime at the Farmhouse and miss seeing our wonderful kids, so check out Dyckman at Home, where we have put some online story time resources. http://dyckmanfarmhouse.org/dyckman-at-home/ #DyckmanAtHome #MuseumsFromHome #DFM

What a great way to spend the time indoors! Check out all the coding activities FOR FREE! #womenshistorymonth
03/24/2020
Girls Who Code at Home - Download Curriculum!

What a great way to spend the time indoors! Check out all the coding activities FOR FREE! #womenshistorymonth

Girls Who Code is making CS educational activities available for download free of charge, to anyone who wants to access them.

Happy 4th week of #womenshistorymonth! Did you know the upstairs bedroom at #DFM is a romanticized depiction of a mid-19...
03/23/2020

Happy 4th week of #womenshistorymonth! Did you know the upstairs bedroom at #DFM is a romanticized depiction of a mid-19th C. woman's quarters designed by Mary Alice and Fannie Dyckman? Our exhibit coming soon will explore the influence they had on the creation of the museum!

What do these things have to do with each other? They make for a great at-home germination experiment! Check out our Dyc...
03/22/2020

What do these things have to do with each other? They make for a great at-home germination experiment! Check out our Dyckman at Home section of our website to learn how to do it yourself! Don't forget to take pictures and tag us on social media! #StayHome #MuseumsfromHome

Get your Sunday crossword fix with a twist: Museums!! #MuseumGames #StayHome #MuseumatHome #MuseumFromHome
03/22/2020
Play with Us #MuseumGames

Get your Sunday crossword fix with a twist: Museums!! #MuseumGames #StayHome #MuseumatHome #MuseumFromHome

Museums around the world have closed their doors to help support public health efforts and prevent the spread of Novel CoronaVirus. At the…

It's been a busy week as we research ways to continue to serve our community away from the farmhouse. We've added a new ...
03/21/2020

It's been a busy week as we research ways to continue to serve our community away from the farmhouse. We've added a new segment to our website with content for our visitors on a digital level. Head to http://ow.ly/DF2x50yQrv0 and get in on the fun! #museumsfromhome

03/21/2020
Bronx Bound Books

Check out Bronx Bound Books for storytime in the comfort of your favorite spot at home.

We are reading Martina Finds a Shiny Coin, live on BBB FB. :) Stay for Q and A, afterward. #StayHome #ChildrensBooks #Books #BronxBoundBooks #Literacy

Check out this super cool online event with Old Stone House of Brooklyn Grab your medium of choice and prop up your scre...
03/20/2020

Check out this super cool online event with Old Stone House of Brooklyn Grab your medium of choice and prop up your screen.
You're home but not alone! There are 300 spots available! First come, first served.
Keep an eye out for updates on online content from other historic houses around NYC and #ComePlayWithUs

Happy First Day of Spring! Did you know this is the earliest Spring day in 124 years? Normally falling on March 20th or ...
03/19/2020

Happy First Day of Spring! Did you know this is the earliest Spring day in 124 years? Normally falling on March 20th or 21st, today will have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night! #firstdayofspring #DFM #DyckmanFarmhouse #boerenwoning

While we and many other cultural institutions are not currently open, you still have access to many resources and virtua...
03/18/2020
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources | MCN

While we and many other cultural institutions are not currently open, you still have access to many resources and virtual tours online! Check out http://mcn.edu/a-guide-to-virtual-museum-resources/ for links to portals, tours collections, exhibits, and learning resources for adults and kids.

Check our list (updated daily) to access to endless open content, educational resources for e-learning, and virtual retreats to art, culture, and history.

Timeline Photos
03/17/2020

Timeline Photos

Postponed: Our friends at UP Theater Company, Manhattan are putting on a wonderful show titled "A Barn Play" starting th...
03/17/2020

Postponed: Our friends at UP Theater Company, Manhattan are putting on a wonderful show titled "A Barn Play" starting the first week of April! Check out their page for details on how to purchase tickets. Current show dates are April 1st-4th at 8pm, but are subject to change.

At #DFM we continue to honor Women's HERstory month! In our collections, we have several of these samplers pictured here...
03/16/2020

At #DFM we continue to honor Women's HERstory month! In our collections, we have several of these samplers pictured here, a way for young girls to practice their stitching and learn to read and write. Stay tuned for a special exhibit next month specifically dedicated to women!

We are so happy to announce that we are a recipient of the 2020 Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. Arts ...
03/15/2020

We are so happy to announce that we are a recipient of the 2020 Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corp. Arts Engagement Grant! This grant provides the opportunity to increase the diversity of arts in Upper Manhattan through various nonprofit cultural groups. We're looking forward to acquiring and hosting an upcoming local artist exhibit focused on DyckmanDISCOVERED with this grant. Please email [email protected] for inquiries!

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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Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

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

#dyckmanfarmhouse #DFM #LunaDFM#lunaonthelamb

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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