Dyckman Farmhouse Museum
4881 Broadway, New York, NY 10034 - United States
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 c. 1784. Opened as a museum in 1916, today it is nestled in a small garden and is an extraordinary reminder of early Manhattan and an important part of its diverse Inwood neighborhood.
The collection that is on display is a combination of Dyckman family objects that would have originally been in the farmhouse, items from extended family and objects that the museum founders felt should be in the farmhouse.
One hundred years ago, a band of amateur archaeologists roamed across Northern Manhattan hoping to salvage history before the modern metropolis expanded northward and obliterated all remnants of a fascinating past. They discovered thousands of objects, many of them dating to the Revolutionary War, a key period in the neighborhood’s history.Many of these intriguing objects, including cannon balls, pottery shards, bayonet points and grapeshot were donated to the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum in 1916.
Peter Hoffmeister: Ground Revision
The Museum will also be exhibiting works from Artist in Residence, Peter Hoffmeister. Hoffmeister, a local artist, worked alongside curators, researchers and historians to delve into the topic of slavery in Upper Manhattan. Hoffmeister is installing new works throughout his residency and in conjunction with the release of new research on the topic.
Ground Revision is made possible in part with funding from the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation and administered by LMCC. UMEZ enhances the economic vitality of all communities in Upper Manhattan through job creation, corporate alliances, strategic investments, and small business assistance. LMCC empowers artists by providing them with networks, resources, and support, to create vibrant, sustainable communities in Manhattan and beyond.
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