Sherwood House Museum

Sherwood House Museum Historic Sherwood House, a museum, is maintained by the Yonkers Historical Society. Built in 1740, it is the oldest Colonial farmhouse in Yonkers.
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Sherwood House Museum is open Sunday afternoons 1pm-4pm from September-November and April-June, as well as for special events and by appointment. The Yonkers Historical Society office, located at the Grinton Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, is open Thursday afternoons, 1pm-5pm, and by appointment.

Sherwood House Museum is open Sunday afternoons 1pm-4pm from September-November and April-June, as well as for special events and by appointment. The Yonkers Historical Society office, located at the Grinton Will Library, 1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, is open Thursday afternoons, 1pm-5pm, and by appointment.

Operating as usual

07/10/2021

Please join us for our next virtual program co-sponsored with the Yonkers Public Library, this Thursday July 15 @ 6pm via ZOOM.

The Yonkers Historical Society has a brand new YouTube Channel!You will now be able to view replays of our programs, par...
05/31/2021
Yonkers Historical Society - YouTube

The Yonkers Historical Society has a brand new YouTube Channel!

You will now be able to view replays of our programs, particularly those done in collaboration with the Yonkers Public Library.

So If you missed the "Exploring Eighteenth Century Westchester Through Inventories" ZOOM session, you can now watch it on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaoo-GkH-Kq1lOyogxAGLkg

Documentaries and videos of programs related to Yonkers history.

Panoramic view of Sherwood House in March of 2021 by Jason Medina.
05/28/2021

Panoramic view of Sherwood House in March of 2021 by Jason Medina.

Panoramic view of Sherwood House in March of 2021 by Jason Medina.

Reminder!If you have a Yonkers high school senior among your friends or families, please take note:
05/20/2021

Reminder!

If you have a Yonkers high school senior among your friends or families, please take note:

Reminder!

If you have a Yonkers high school senior among your friends or families, please take note:

Our popular collaboration with the Yonkers Public Library continues...  If you liked the program about the Yonkers Carne...
05/18/2021

Our popular collaboration with the Yonkers Public Library continues...

If you liked the program about the Yonkers Carnegie Library, you should really enjoy this presentation, coming up on June 17th.

Meanwhile, don't forget to browse our on-line auction, which continues until May 21st.

Our popular collaboration with the Yonkers Public Library continues...

If you liked the program about the Yonkers Carnegie Library, you should really enjoy this presentation, coming up on June 17th.

Meanwhile, don't forget to browse our on-line auction, which continues until May 21st.

The Yonkers Historical Society online aucton has begun and will continue until May 21st. Click on the link below to see ...
05/15/2021
Yonkers Historical Society Charitable Auction - Yonkers, NY (LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY) | Yonkers, NY | Auction Ninja

The Yonkers Historical Society online aucton has begun and will continue until May 21st. Click on the link below to see what is being sold. Purchased items can be picked up at Sherwood House. Hurry before all the good stuff is gone!

https://www.auctionninja.com/clearinghouseestatesales/sales/details/yonkers-historical-society-charitable-auction-yonkers-ny-local-pick-up-only--5366.html

Yonkers Historical Society Charitable Auction - Yonkers, NY (LOCAL PICK-UP ONLY), Sale begins to close Friday, May 21st 2021 at 8:35 PM EDT, Yonkers, NY, Buyer's Premium: 18%, 149 Items, Auction Manager: Lisa Kohl And Brittni Kurtz | (917) 400-0811 | [email protected] | Auction Ninja

05/11/2021

The countdown to our first on-line auction begins!

Just 3 days until the multi-day auction opens!

We expect to post a link to the auction on 5/14, so stay tuned!

Save the Date!Mark your calendar and join the Yonkers Historical Society for an exciting new approach to fundraising. We...
05/02/2021

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar and join the Yonkers Historical Society for an exciting new approach to fundraising.

We will be running an on-line auction to support the continued restoration of the historic Sherwood House Museum. Funds raised will be used for a new cedar shingle roof, and exterior clapboard siding and interior restoration.

The auction will begin on May 15th, and close on May 21st,
so you can participate at your leisure.

Auction details will be distributed when we are closer to the start date.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar and join the Yonkers Historical Society for an exciting new approach to fundraising.

We will be running an on-line auction to support the continued restoration of the historic Sherwood House Museum. Funds raised will be used for a new cedar shingle roof, and exterior clapboard siding and interior restoration.

The auction will begin on May 15th, and close on May 21st,
so you can participate at your leisure.

Auction details will be distributed when we are closer to the start date.

Save the date for another great program offered in collaboration with the Yonkers Public Library!
04/26/2021

Save the date for another great program offered in collaboration with the Yonkers Public Library!

Save the date for another great program offered in collaboration with the Yonkers Public Library!

The Yonkers Historical Society announces that the deadline for submissions to the 2021 Patricia Mangold Scholarship Awar...
04/15/2021

The Yonkers Historical Society announces that the deadline for submissions to the 2021 Patricia Mangold Scholarship Award competition has been extended to May 24, 2021.

This award is to be presented to a high school senior residing in Yonkers who has demonstrated both an educational and a significant personal interest in Yonkers history.

Please see the revised notice below for additional details.

The Yonkers Historical Society announces that the deadline for submissions to the 2021 Patricia Mangold Scholarship Award competition has been extended to May 24, 2021.

This award is to be presented to a high school senior residing in Yonkers who has demonstrated both an educational and a significant personal interest in Yonkers history.

Please see the revised notice below for additional details.

Panoramic of Sherwood House in March, 2021.
04/12/2021

Panoramic of Sherwood House in March, 2021.

Panoramic of Sherwood House in March, 2021.

Happy New Year to everyone!
01/01/2021

Happy New Year to everyone!

Save the date for the return of one of our Key To History award winners to present a program that is co-sponsored by the...
12/04/2020

Save the date for the return of one of our Key To History award winners to present a program that is co-sponsored by the Yonkers Historical Society.

Our friend Angelique Piwinski joins us via ZOOM to discuss The History of the Alexander Smith and Sons' Carpet Company.

We've all had family members or friends who worked at "The Carpet Shop". Tune in and learn more about that historical factory complex.

When you are busy being generous today, please remember the Yonkers Historical Society.  A large portion of our budget g...
12/01/2020

When you are busy being generous today, please remember the Yonkers Historical Society. A large portion of our budget goes into the repair and maintenance of our beloved Sherwood House, and the needs of a 275+ farmhouse and barn are massive.

Like so many organizations that have had to postpone or cancel their major fundraising events, YHS needs your help more than ever.

Please donate what you can. Every dollar makes a difference.

Thank you.

The recently repaired north wall of Sherwood House. Well, the outside, at least. The inside is another story. Hopefully,...
11/23/2020

The recently repaired north wall of Sherwood House. Well, the outside, at least. The inside is another story. Hopefully, by the time we can open, again, things will be back to normal.

Because of the ongoing Covid pandemic, we will not be opening Sherwood House museum to the public this fall.  We greatly...
09/16/2020

Because of the ongoing Covid pandemic, we will not be opening Sherwood House museum to the public this fall. We greatly miss giving free tours and sharing the fascinating history of Sherwood
House with our visitors. We will continue to welcome volunteers to assist us with outdoor gardening and grounds maintenance. There are also opportunities to volunteer for docent training. Call us at the YHS office - 914-961-8940 - and leave a message if you are interested. Fall flowers, and new flags flying at Sherwood House:

Sherwood House historic slide image, circa pre-1974.
06/30/2020

Sherwood House historic slide image, circa pre-1974.

These photos were scanned from old slides stored at the house. It is likely they are from the early 1970s because the wi...
06/30/2020

These photos were scanned from old slides stored at the house. It is likely they are from the early 1970s because the wire fence was removed in 1973 and replaced with the current rustic wooden fence. Yet, you can see it in the first photo. Plus, the piano, donated in the 1980s, is also missing. The house had a lot less exhibits during this time and the top floor was being used as part of the museum open to the public. Enjoy them!

These photos were scanned from old slides stored at the house. It is likely they are from the early 1970s because the wire fence was removed in 1973 and replaced with the current rustic wooden fence. Yet, you can see it in the first photo. Plus, the piano, donated in the 1980s, is also missing. The house had a lot less exhibits during this time and the top floor was being used as part of the museum open to the public. Enjoy them!

05/16/2020

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during these difficult times.

Note from the Yonkers Historical Society:The deadline for the submission of entries for the Patricia Mangold Scholarship...
04/20/2020

Note from the Yonkers Historical Society:

The deadline for the submission of entries for the Patricia Mangold Scholarship has been extended. Please refer to the following documents to learn more about the competition, for the application, and the guidelines for submissions.

The Sherwood House (Photo by Jason Medina)
03/24/2020

The Sherwood House (Photo by Jason Medina)

Sherwood House in June, photo by Jason Medina
03/24/2020

Sherwood House in June, photo by Jason Medina

Hoping everyone is healthy and safe while maintaining social distance. Meanwhile,
03/23/2020

Hoping everyone is healthy and safe while maintaining social distance. Meanwhile,

02/14/2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
01/01/2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

12/11/2019

SHERWOOD HOUSE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL SPRING OF 2020.

Thanks to all our visitors for taking the Candlelight Tours yesterday.A good time was had by all.
12/09/2019

Thanks to all our visitors for taking the Candlelight Tours yesterday.

A good time was had by all.

Photos from the Candlelight Tour yesterday.
12/09/2019

Photos from the Candlelight Tour yesterday.

Tomorrow!Between shopping at Cross County or Ridge Hill and visiting McLean Avenue festivities, stop by the Sherwood Hou...
12/08/2019

Tomorrow!

Between shopping at Cross County or Ridge Hill and visiting McLean Avenue festivities, stop by the Sherwood House Museum for our Candlelight Tours. You won't regret it.

See what Christmas might have looked like in the 1740s!

Tomorrow!

Between shopping at Cross County or Ridge Hill and visiting McLean Avenue festivities, stop by the Sherwood House Museum for our Candlelight Tours. You won't regret it.

See what Christmas might have looked like in the 1740s!

Annual Candlelight Tours on Sunday, December 8, from 1 pm - 4:30 pm.
11/27/2019

Annual Candlelight Tours on Sunday, December 8, from 1 pm - 4:30 pm.

Visit Sherwood House on Sunday, December 8, for our Candlelight Tours and be sure to check out the Holiday Boutique. It ...
11/27/2019

Visit Sherwood House on Sunday, December 8, for our Candlelight Tours and be sure to check out the Holiday Boutique. It will be our last open day for the year. We will be closed on Thanksgiving weekend.

Sherwood House wishing you all a Happy Holidays!
11/27/2019

Sherwood House wishing you all a Happy Holidays!

Address

340 Tuckahoe Rd
Yonkers, NY
10710

Opening Hours

1pm - 4pm

Telephone

(914) 961-8940

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