Daily Archives: December 11, 2013


People Were Shorter Back Then, Right?

By far the most common reaction to the low ceilings at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is the comment “Well, people were shorter back then!” That always spurs great conversations among staff and visitors as we try to explain the truth behind the myth. Imagine Northern Manhattan after the devastation of […]

Dyckman Farmhouse. Historic American Building Survey. Library of Congress.