Virtual Programming Archive


Hessian Hut

In partnership with Open House New York, a virtual tour of our Hessian Hut and rarely seen collections items!

Winter Kitchen

In partnership with New York State Path Through History Weekend, a virtual tour of our Winter kitchen and the importance of apples in Manhattan history!

Dyckman Farmhouse

Courtesy of New York Landmarks Conservancy, a virtual tour part of their Tourist in Your Own Town series, episode #58

Dyckman Farmhouse

Courtesy of Curbed New York, a tour of a piece of country life in Manhattan.

Dyckman Farmhouse Restoration

Courtesy of NYC Parks and made possible by the The World Monuments Fund, students from Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design take a field trip to the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum where they perform restoration work.


Lost Inwood: Dyckman Farmhouse Artist Views 1819-2019

A history of the Dyckman Farmhouse in northern Manhattan, NYC. Told through a selection of drawings, paintings and prints created by artists of the landmark. Courtesy of Inwood Art Works.

Virtual Talk: Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

Courtesy of Untapped New York , DFM Executive Director Meredith Horsford discusses DyckmanDISCOVERED, our initiative for an inclusive historical narrative by researching the histories of the enslaved people who lived and worked on the Dyckman property.

2019 DyckmanDISCOVERED Community Conversation at Inwood Library

Funded by Humanities New York, this Community Conversation revealed current research conducted by the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum through the DyckmanDISCOVERED initiative to the community and provided a space for community members to respond with questions and ideas of what they would like to see moving forward in this project.

Learn more about DyckmanDISCOVERED!


A Brief History of Inwood by Don Rice

A brief history of Inwood, Manhattan from the end of the ice ages to the present.

Lost Inwood Panoramas. 1906 Inwood Valley – Part 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.

Lost Inwood Panoramas. 1906 Inwood Valley – Part 2

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.

Lost Inwood Panoramas. Seaman Drake Arch Vista ca.1903

In this video we take a close look at a historic panoramic photo taken about 1903 of the Inwood or Dyckman section of north Manhattan in New York City. Taken before the subway reached the neighborhood, the photo has such detail that we can zoom in on various sections and fly over the terrain.

Lost Inwood Panoramas: Tubby Hook’s Boathouse Row

Using vintage panoramic and aerial photographs we tell the story of the boathouses and canoe clubs which used to exist along the Hudson River shore at Tubby Hook, just below Dyckman Street in NYC. Starting as a fisherman’s camp, in the 1830s early residents built a wharf at the site. In the 1900s as many as six recreational and competitive boating clubs lined the shoreline there, as well as a car ferry to New Jersey. Eventually fires destroyed several of the clubs. Today only one remains.


Earth Day 2021 – “Cooking with the Seasons”

With Garden Kitchen Lab and NY Common Pantry. Learn how to make a perfectly soft, creamy, and tender polenta with seasonal vegetables!

Download the Recipe Card (PDF)

2020 Virtual Summer Camp

The Virtual Farmhouse Table

For NYS Path Through History, Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Director of Education, Fabiola Cáceres, takes us on a journey through history and shares some farm fresh plant based recipes that will wow your friends and family.

Food for Thought! Alexis hosts a virtual cooking class in the “Nourishing Japan Kitchen”.

Alexis Agliano Sanborn is a cook, podcast host, film maker, writer, researcher, and illustrator living in Washington Heights, Manhattan. She has studied Japan for over two decades, and is passionate about culinary exchange and food education. Learn more about her at
Follow on Instagram: @nourishingjapan @nourishingjapankitchen

 Check out Growing Uptown for urban gardening tips and recipes, Fall Festival for apple recipes, and Earth Day for themed recipes! 


Science Saturdays – Elephant Toothpaste

By Summer 2020 DFM Science Intern, Kaitlyn Miller!

Science Saturdays – Lip Balm

By Summer 2020 DFM Science Intern, Kaitlyn Miller!

Science Saturdays – Ice Cream

By Summer 2020 DFM Science Intern, Kaitlyn Miller!

Germination Experiment

Follow the link above to see the directions to do at home!

Nature Photography Stop Motion

Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit independent motion or change when the series of frames is played back.

(We used a free account with Kapwing, though there is other video-editing software available.)

To make a stop motion video, set up the scene you want to animate in from of a camera in a stable position. Then, make small changes to the scene and snap photos of every new frame.

Once you have all of the images you want to combine into a video, find the Montage Maker on the Kapwing homepage and click “Get Started.” Upload all of the images, choose your options, and click “Create” to stitch the images together into a continuous stop motion video. You can also watch this YouTube tutorial on how to use the tool.

Earth Day 2020

CLICK HERE to head to our Earth Day festivities page featuring themed recipes & crafts!

Check out Fall Festival for themed activities!