Behind the Scenes: Philipse Manor Hall SHS

01/20/2023 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM ET


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Image of the exterior of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Friday, January 20, 2023

Philipse Manor Hall SHS

29 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers

5:30 - 7:30 PM


In November 2022, Philipse Manor Hall reopened after a two-year renovation. In addition to the architectural restoration of the Hall, the grounds and building have been updated to improve accessibility through a newly constructed, discreet rear addition that houses new restrooms and an elevator. New exhibits throughout the site incorporate the journeys of the Philipse family, the Indigenous people from whom the Philipse lands derive, and enslaved Africans, from whose work and trade the Philipse family prospered during the pre-Revolutionary era. While past exhibits and lectures have documented the role that Africans and Indigenous people contributed to New York State history, these expanded permanent exhibits more fully depict the multicultural environment of the colonial period, and share this complex history with visitors. All of the new exhibits have been designed to meet the needs of multilingual speakers, the hearing and visually impaired, visitors with wheelchairs and walkers, and are sensitive to visitors of all ages, abilities, and cultural experiences.These exhibits are also offered virtually and include additional historic and interpretative content, as well as a 360º interactive virtual tour.

We invite you to join us on January 20 for an exclusive staff-led behind the scenes tour of the new exhibits and spaces followed by wine, hors d'oeuvres, and conversation with colleagues in the field!

Register today - space is limited!

Thank you to Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site and New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation for hosting this event! We hope to see you there!