Historic House Trust of New York City

Historic House Trust of New York City The Historic House Trust of New York City in partnership with NYC Parks, advocates for, promotes, and provides expertise to preserve 23 publicly owned historic sites located throughout the city’s five boroughs.
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Twenty nine years ago, Mayor Edward I. Koch and Parks Commissioner Henry J. Stern gathered at Gracie Mansion with preservationists, historians, architects, and others to announce the creation of the Historic House Trust of New York City. Mary Ellen Hern became the Trust’s first Executive Director and 18 prominent and committed citizens joined the Trust’s Board of Directors, 11 of whom are still on

Twenty nine years ago, Mayor Edward I. Koch and Parks Commissioner Henry J. Stern gathered at Gracie Mansion with preservationists, historians, architects, and others to announce the creation of the Historic House Trust of New York City. Mary Ellen Hern became the Trust’s first Executive Director and 18 prominent and committed citizens joined the Trust’s Board of Directors, 11 of whom are still on

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We are so excited to welcome a new member to the #HHTeam! Meet Lauren Drapala, #HHTNYC’s new Architectural Conservator! ...
06/29/2021

We are so excited to welcome a new member to the #HHTeam! Meet Lauren Drapala, #HHTNYC’s new Architectural Conservator! 🥳✨

Having over a decade of experience in architecture and historic preservation, Lauren began her career working on the preservation maintenance of historic houses in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Though she later went on to provide materials analysis, design and project management services to private consulting and architectural firms, she has always been deeply invested in the preservation of historic places in public parks and served as one of the founding Board Members of Providence, RI's Roger Williams Park. Lauren received a B.A. in Art History from Smith College before obtaining her M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and has been pursuing her PhD in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture at Bard Graduate Center since 2018. As a new mom, she has been learning about NYC's parks alongside her daughter, regularly reading The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge at bedtime.

We are so excited to welcome a new member to the #HHTeam! Meet Lauren Drapala, #HHTNYC’s new Architectural Conservator! 🥳✨

Having over a decade of experience in architecture and historic preservation, Lauren began her career working on the preservation maintenance of historic houses in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. Though she later went on to provide materials analysis, design and project management services to private consulting and architectural firms, she has always been deeply invested in the preservation of historic places in public parks and served as one of the founding Board Members of Providence, RI's Roger Williams Park. Lauren received a B.A. in Art History from Smith College before obtaining her M.S. in Historic Preservation from the University of Pennsylvania and has been pursuing her PhD in the History of Decorative Arts, Design History and Material Culture at Bard Graduate Center since 2018. As a new mom, she has been learning about NYC's parks alongside her daughter, regularly reading The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge at bedtime.

Today, we celebrate #Juneteenth for the first time as a federal holiday in this country. Take this time to learn about t...
06/19/2021

Today, we celebrate #Juneteenth for the first time as a federal holiday in this country. Take this time to learn about the importance and significance of this day. #HHTNYC encourages all of you to check out the amazing educational programming and messaging provided by our historic house partners. 🖤💚❤️

Juneteenth is a celebration observing the end of slavery in the USA and marks the day when news of emancipation reached people in the former Confederate area of Galveston, Texas. (June 19, 1865)

Today, we celebrate #Juneteenth for the first time as a federal holiday in this country. Take this time to learn about the importance and significance of this day. #HHTNYC encourages all of you to check out the amazing educational programming and messaging provided by our historic house partners. 🖤💚❤️

Juneteenth is a celebration observing the end of slavery in the USA and marks the day when news of emancipation reached people in the former Confederate area of Galveston, Texas. (June 19, 1865)

By joining HHT's virtual gala experience, you'll be entered to win an incredible giveaway from Hillrock Estate Distiller...
06/16/2021

By joining HHT's virtual gala experience, you'll be entered to win an incredible giveaway from Hillrock Estate Distillery (@hillrockestatedistillery) the sponsor of our event's signature #cocktail! One lucky attendee will win a behind-the-scenes tour of this stunning #distillery in Ancram, NY, for 10 people, including an optional tasting of five #whiskeys and a curated plate of local cheeses, charcuterie, and other small bites.

#giveaway #virtual #galaseason #prize #newyork

By joining HHT's virtual gala experience, you'll be entered to win an incredible giveaway from Hillrock Estate Distillery (@hillrockestatedistillery) the sponsor of our event's signature #cocktail! One lucky attendee will win a behind-the-scenes tour of this stunning #distillery in Ancram, NY, for 10 people, including an optional tasting of five #whiskeys and a curated plate of local cheeses, charcuterie, and other small bites.

#giveaway #virtual #galaseason #prize #newyork

ONE WEEK LEFT! Make sure you purchase your access pass to experience the greatest virtual event of the year! “Turning Th...
06/10/2021

ONE WEEK LEFT! Make sure you purchase your access pass to experience the greatest virtual event of the year! “Turning The Page” will feature appearances from amazing guests such as: @shipwreckedcomedy, @dyckmanfarmhouse @oldstonehousebklyn @vchmnyc @cpfnyc @mitchell_silver @elementshrub… and more! Don’t miss it! https://historichousetrust.org/2021-virtual-gala/

#nyc #virtualgala #turningthepage #hhtnyc #historichouses #thingstodo #gifts

ONE WEEK LEFT! Make sure you purchase your access pass to experience the greatest virtual event of the year! “Turning The Page” will feature appearances from amazing guests such as: @shipwreckedcomedy, @dyckmanfarmhouse @oldstonehousebklyn @vchmnyc @cpfnyc @mitchell_silver @elementshrub… and more! Don’t miss it! https://historichousetrust.org/2021-virtual-gala/

#nyc #virtualgala #turningthepage #hhtnyc #historichouses #thingstodo #gifts

We are ✨obsessed✨ with these beautiful custom @symmetryprints boxes for our “Turning The Page” virtual gala! 📚 You can g...
06/09/2021

We are ✨obsessed✨ with these beautiful custom @symmetryprints boxes for our “Turning The Page” virtual gala! 📚 You can get one of these #exclusive gifts with an upgraded rush ticket ($150 total)! Who is ready for next week’s big event?! We sure are!

RUSH to historichousetrust.org/2021-virtual-gala/ and grab $100 access to #HHTNYC’s 2021 “Turning The Page” Virtual Gala...
06/07/2021

RUSH to historichousetrust.org/2021-virtual-gala/ and grab $100 access to #HHTNYC’s 2021 “Turning The Page” Virtual Gala! Upgrade your pass and you will receive a box of goodies from @elementshrub @esteelauder @benjaminmoore @zyloware and @lilacchocolates ✨📚

RUSH to historichousetrust.org/2021-virtual-gala/ and grab $100 access to #HHTNYC’s 2021 “Turning The Page” Virtual Gala! Upgrade your pass and you will receive a box of goodies from @elementshrub @esteelauder @benjaminmoore @zyloware and @lilacchocolates ✨📚

06/01/2021

LAST CHANCE TO SECURE YOUR GALA EXPERIENCE BOXES IS TOMORROW, JUNE 2ND! Supporters of #HHTNYC’s virtual gala at the $1,000 level and above will receive experience boxes delivered directly to their homes! These specially curated boxes include some amazing items from Estee Lauder, Li-Lac Chocolates, Element Shrub, Benjamin Moore & Zyloware Eyewear! ✨ Link for passes: https://historichousetrust.org/2021-virtual-gala/

In exactly ✨ONE MONTH✨, #HHTNYC will be hosting our 2021 gala... virtually! Help us turn the page towards a new chapter ...
05/17/2021

In exactly ✨ONE MONTH✨, #HHTNYC will be hosting our 2021 gala... virtually! Help us turn the page towards a new chapter for the organization in a fun, Zoom-free #virtual experience with lots of special guests, interactive content and more! Learn more about the evening and purchase your access pass here: https://historichousetrust.org/2021-virtual-gala/

In exactly ✨ONE MONTH✨, #HHTNYC will be hosting our 2021 gala... virtually! Help us turn the page towards a new chapter for the organization in a fun, Zoom-free #virtual experience with lots of special guests, interactive content and more! Learn more about the evening and purchase your access pass here: https://historichousetrust.org/2021-virtual-gala/

HAPPY 85 YEARS TO Merchant's House Museum! #Repost @merchantshouse・・・It's our 85th Anniversary! On May 11, 1936, the Mer...
05/11/2021

HAPPY 85 YEARS TO Merchant's House Museum!

#Repost @merchantshouse
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It's our 85th Anniversary! On May 11, 1936, the Merchant's House opened its doors to the public for the very first time.

According to this article, published in the New York Times on May 12, "visitors streamed in all day, from the noise and bustle of the street, to find an example of the home of a merchant prince of a vanished day when the neighborhood was fashionable." Admission in 1936 was 50¢.

Check out our NEW virtual exhibition, 𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁: 𝟴𝟱 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺. Link in Profile!

All day we'll be celebrating with fun facts and exciting announcements in stories! Join us!

HAPPY 85 YEARS TO Merchant's House Museum!

#Repost @merchantshouse
・・・
It's our 85th Anniversary! On May 11, 1936, the Merchant's House opened its doors to the public for the very first time.

According to this article, published in the New York Times on May 12, "visitors streamed in all day, from the noise and bustle of the street, to find an example of the home of a merchant prince of a vanished day when the neighborhood was fashionable." Admission in 1936 was 50¢.

Check out our NEW virtual exhibition, 𝗠𝗶𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁: 𝟴𝟱 𝗬𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗲𝘂𝗺. Link in Profile!

All day we'll be celebrating with fun facts and exciting announcements in stories! Join us!

Completely obsessed with the springtime vibes over at @vchmnyc! The pop of color from the tulips is ✨everything✨
05/06/2021

Completely obsessed with the springtime vibes over at @vchmnyc! The pop of color from the tulips is ✨everything✨

Completely obsessed with the springtime vibes over at @vchmnyc! The pop of color from the tulips is ✨everything✨

#HHTNYC is so excited to participate in this year’s #JanesWalkNYC, an exciting way to explore the various exciting stori...
05/03/2021

#HHTNYC is so excited to participate in this year’s #JanesWalkNYC, an exciting way to explore the various exciting stories that make New York City so special. Come visit our virtual Dutch Heritage Trail on demand now! Don’t forget to check out many of our partner museums and their content as part of this year’s walk!

http://mas.org/events/hhts-virtual-dutch-heritage-trail

#HHTNYC is so excited to participate in this year’s #JanesWalkNYC, an exciting way to explore the various exciting stories that make New York City so special. Come visit our virtual Dutch Heritage Trail on demand now! Don’t forget to check out many of our partner museums and their content as part of this year’s walk!

http://mas.org/events/hhts-virtual-dutch-heritage-trail

Another beautiful day capturing one of our partner sites! Today we enjoyed the warm weather and lovely folks working har...
04/28/2021

Another beautiful day capturing one of our partner sites! Today we enjoyed the warm weather and lovely folks working hard at @dyckmanfarmhouse! Thank you for letting us in and spending time with us! ☺️🌿📸❤️

Another beautiful day capturing one of our partner sites! Today we enjoyed the warm weather and lovely folks working hard at @dyckmanfarmhouse! Thank you for letting us in and spending time with us! ☺️🌿📸❤️

Had an awesome day capturing some of the amazing gardening work going on at @oldstonehousebklyn! Please go visit and/or ...
04/27/2021

Had an awesome day capturing some of the amazing gardening work going on at @oldstonehousebklyn! Please go visit and/or volunteer! You won’t regret it. 🌷🌿🏠

Had an awesome day capturing some of the amazing gardening work going on at @oldstonehousebklyn! Please go visit and/or volunteer! You won’t regret it. 🌷🌿🏠

We might know one of these #inspiration spots extremely well! ✨ Thanks for showing some love to @morrisjumel, Lin Manuel...
04/19/2021

We might know one of these #inspiration spots extremely well! ✨ Thanks for showing some love to @morrisjumel, Lin Manuel!

Read more: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/lin-manuel-miranda-shares-his-eight-favorite-inspiration-spots-in-nyc-041621

We might know one of these #inspiration spots extremely well! ✨ Thanks for showing some love to @morrisjumel, Lin Manuel!

Read more: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/lin-manuel-miranda-shares-his-eight-favorite-inspiration-spots-in-nyc-041621

🎶 Reunited and it feels so good 🎶 We are so excited that some members of the #HHTeam recently got to (safely) meet up in...
04/13/2021

🎶 Reunited and it feels so good 🎶 We are so excited that some members of the #HHTeam recently got to (safely) meet up in person for the first time in a year!

🎶 Reunited and it feels so good 🎶 We are so excited that some members of the #HHTeam recently got to (safely) meet up in person for the first time in a year!

Now that we have launched our brand new virtual Dutch Heritage Trail, we wanted to share some of the #Dutch influences i...
04/08/2021

Now that we have launched our brand new virtual Dutch Heritage Trail, we wanted to share some of the #Dutch influences in our own staff’s homes! 🏡 Try to guess what they are! Share with us anything you may have in your homes! ✨

BREAKING NEWS! Meet the newest member of the #HHTeam alongside Derek Dandurand! It’s the one and only Ted Danson! 😉April...
04/01/2021

BREAKING NEWS! Meet the newest member of the #HHTeam alongside Derek Dandurand! It’s the one and only Ted Danson! 😉

April Fools! If only this was true! We’re big fans, Mr. Danson!

(Don’t fret, everyone. This photo was taken in 2018!)

BREAKING NEWS! Meet the newest member of the #HHTeam alongside Derek Dandurand! It’s the one and only Ted Danson! 😉

April Fools! If only this was true! We’re big fans, Mr. Danson!

(Don’t fret, everyone. This photo was taken in 2018!)

Who ever said numbers don't lie? This reconstruction passes as a #farmhouse from 1699, but in reality it's much younger....
03/23/2021

Who ever said numbers don't lie? This reconstruction passes as a #farmhouse from 1699, but in reality it's much younger. Explore Old Stone House of Brooklyn's story, and its connection to a noted "power broker" and the Brooklyn #Dodgers. All thanks to the support of Dutch Culture USA! Hit the trail!

www.historichousetrust.org/visit/dutch-heritage-trail/

Photo courtesy of @joepulcinella / photojoe.com

#dutchhistory #virtualexperience #nyc #museum

Who ever said numbers don't lie? This reconstruction passes as a #farmhouse from 1699, but in reality it's much younger. Explore Old Stone House of Brooklyn's story, and its connection to a noted "power broker" and the Brooklyn #Dodgers. All thanks to the support of Dutch Culture USA! Hit the trail!

www.historichousetrust.org/visit/dutch-heritage-trail/

Photo courtesy of @joepulcinella / photojoe.com

#dutchhistory #virtualexperience #nyc #museum

Where do a Princess of #Holland, a Dutch brickmaker, and a local real estate magnate intersect? A basement floor in #Sta...
03/19/2021

Where do a Princess of #Holland, a Dutch brickmaker, and a local real estate magnate intersect? A basement floor in #StatenIsland, of course! Dive into this fascinating tale and many more with #HHTNYC’s new Virtual #Dutch Heritage Trail, thanks to the generous support of Dutch Culture USA! Check it out!

www.historichousetrust.org/visit/dutch-heritage-trail/

Photo courtesy of Joe Pulcinella (photojoe.com)

#dutchhistory #virtualexperience #nyc #museum

Where do a Princess of #Holland, a Dutch brickmaker, and a local real estate magnate intersect? A basement floor in #StatenIsland, of course! Dive into this fascinating tale and many more with #HHTNYC’s new Virtual #Dutch Heritage Trail, thanks to the generous support of Dutch Culture USA! Check it out!

www.historichousetrust.org/visit/dutch-heritage-trail/

Photo courtesy of Joe Pulcinella (photojoe.com)

#dutchhistory #virtualexperience #nyc #museum

All of us at #HHTNYC are so thrilled and honored to be nominated at the 2021 GANY Apple Awards alongside one of our part...
02/22/2021

All of us at #HHTNYC are so thrilled and honored to be nominated at the 2021 GANY Apple Awards alongside one of our partner museums Merchant's House Museum for Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Preservation! We are in such great company and are excited to be part of such a special evening!

Tickets are still available on Eventbrite!

All of us at #HHTNYC are so thrilled and honored to be nominated at the 2021 GANY Apple Awards alongside one of our partner museums Merchant's House Museum for Outstanding Achievement in Support of NYC Preservation! We are in such great company and are excited to be part of such a special evening!

Tickets are still available on Eventbrite!

New year, new look! We are super excited to unveil our newly redesigned website! Sleek graphics, simple navigation and i...
02/17/2021

New year, new look! We are super excited to unveil our newly redesigned website! Sleek graphics, simple navigation and improved functionality on the bew site presents an engaging way for you to get to know #HHTNYC and explore our 23 partner historic house museums! Visit us at historichousetrust.org!

New year, new look! We are super excited to unveil our newly redesigned website! Sleek graphics, simple navigation and improved functionality on the bew site presents an engaging way for you to get to know #HHTNYC and explore our 23 partner historic house museums! Visit us at historichousetrust.org!

Hmmm... something is happening tomorrow. 👀🏠✨
02/16/2021

Hmmm... something is happening tomorrow. 👀🏠✨

Hmmm... something is happening tomorrow. 👀🏠✨

Happy Valentine’s Day from #HHTNYC! ❤️🥰
02/14/2021

Happy Valentine’s Day from #HHTNYC! ❤️🥰

Happy Valentine’s Day from #HHTNYC! ❤️🥰

02/08/2021
One of our 23 #historic partner sites was once the #home of the famous American writer #EdgarAllanPoe, who would turn 21...
01/19/2021

One of our 23 #historic partner sites was once the #home of the famous American writer #EdgarAllanPoe, who would turn 212 today! Happy Birthday! 🎉 What are some of your favorite Poe works?

One of our 23 #historic partner sites was once the #home of the famous American writer #EdgarAllanPoe, who would turn 212 today! Happy Birthday! 🎉 What are some of your favorite Poe works?

As we remember and celebrate the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, we are reminded to honor & preserve his lega...
01/18/2021

As we remember and celebrate the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, we are reminded to honor & preserve his legacy by continuing to love and serve our communities not just today, but every day. We are proud to be partnered with NYC’s 23 historic house museums who champion and tell the stories of their communities every day. How are you serving your community today?

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” - Rev. Dr. MLK Jr.

( Photo: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr speaking to the press at Gracie Mansion. July 30, 1964.)


#nyc #mlkday #service #community #hhtnyc #history

As we remember and celebrate the late great Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, we are reminded to honor & preserve his legacy by continuing to love and serve our communities not just today, but every day. We are proud to be partnered with NYC’s 23 historic house museums who champion and tell the stories of their communities every day. How are you serving your community today?

“Everyone can be great because everyone can serve.” - Rev. Dr. MLK Jr.

( Photo: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr speaking to the press at Gracie Mansion. July 30, 1964.)


#nyc #mlkday #service #community #hhtnyc #history

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The Arsenal, Central Park 830 Fifth Avenue, Room 203
New York, NY
10065

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

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(212) 360-8282

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New signage recognizes the homes and churches that comprised a vibrant African American community removed by eminent domain to construct Central Park.
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