Tag Archives: History

Inwood Art Works’ Lost Inwood – Uptown’s Forgotten Slave Cemetery

Uptown’s Forgotten Slave Cemetery

Slavery was abolished in New York in 1827. Prior to that, the Dyckmans, Nagles, and other Uptown families, made use of enslaved labor.

Videos to premiere on IAW Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube at 7pm, and will be available for viewing after.

Videos created by Cole Thompson. Lost Inwood is a collaboration between Don Rice and Cole Thompson.

Morris-Jumel Mansion Re-Opening

The Morris-Jumel Mansion has been carefully monitoring the rate of COVID-19 in New York City. In accordance with guidance provided by New York City and New York State, we are pleased to announce the Morris-Jumel Mansion will reopen its doors to the public on Thursday, September 10th with special admission for museum members on Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th.

To help ensure physical distancing and a safe, comfortable experience, new protocols and safety measures will be implemented, including limiting the number of visitors in the museum. We ask all visitors to plan their trip in advance by visiting our website to review our tour options and visitor guidelines and procedures which have been put into place to ensure you get the most of your museum experience.

Museum operating hours will be Thursday – Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm with two different options for tours available each day: our self-guided interior tour (available from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm with the last entry at 4:00 pm) and the new in-depth Mansion & Grounds tour (starting at 11:00 am).


Your health and safety are our top priorities. To keep our museum community safe, our staff is closely adhering to recommendations and guidelines set forth by the World Health Organization (WHO), Center for Disease Control (CDC), New York Department of Health (DOH), NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), the American Alliance of Museums (AAM), and other best practices.

Thank you and we look forward to safely welcoming you back to enjoy Manhattan’s Oldest House.  For information about our upcoming virtual and on-site events, please visit our event listings page.