The Dyckman Farmhouse is Excited to Announce an Upcoming Restoration Project to Reinvigorate the Last Remaining Dutch Farmhouse in Manhattan!
We are excited to announce the anticipated restoration of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum! The project’s goal is to enhance and expand the museum’s space for innovative, inclusive programming and increase access to the surrounding park in the Inwood community. The project was made possible thanks to support from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, and New York City Council Member Ydanis Rodriquez. It will be managed by the Historic House Trust of New York City (HHT) in partnership with the property owner, the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks).
The renovations will provide enhanced visitor experience with greater accessibility through ADA access to the property and ADA-compliant restrooms. Furthermore, the project will include the addition of a ramp from the street onto the property to provide improved access to the park. The project will further the museum’s effort to be a dynamic resources for the Inwood neighborhood through refining access to the half-acre park and providing more outdoor programming space. “The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance is looking forward to the project,” says Don Rice, DFMA Board President, “as it will create greater accessibility to the museum, restore the historic farmhouse, and include more usable space for the organization and its visitors.”
“The Dyckman Farmhouse Museum is thrilled to undergo this restoration project in order to continue its mission of preserving the amazing historic and cultural site for the Inwood community,” said Meredith Horsford, Executive Director of the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum Alliance. “We are eager for these changes that will enhance the visitor experience and contribute to our goal of engaging our community by connecting the past with the present.”