Yorktown Museum

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Yorktown Museum
Yorktown Museum

General Info

Yorktown Museum
1974 Commerce Street
Yorktown Heights, NY, 10598, US
P: 914-962-2970
Website: http://www.yorktownmuseum.org/

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General Overview

Founded in 1966, the Yorktown Museum first occupied two rooms in the Davenport House, then in 1970 moved to the Fowler House. In 1976 the Yorktown Museum relocated to its present location on the top floor of the old Yorktown School District 6th grade school at 1974 Commerce Street, currently known as The Yorktown Community Cultural Center.

Visit an 18th century home and an early Mohegan Indian settlement. Discover the Old Put Railroad and see how local farms operated. Find unique gifts, enjoy fascinating and detailed miniatures, conduct research all in our convenient location in Yorktown Heights.

Special Collections and Exhibits

Woodlands Room
Step back into the time of Westchester’s first inhabitants, the Mohegan Indians. A total environmental experience of the lifestyle and culture of these early settlers … Enter the predawn setting of a Mohegan village … let your eyes adjust to the darkness as you listen to the sounds of the forest and river as the settlement, portrayed through murals and replica of a longhouse, becomes more visible … imagine the smoke rise through the smokehole … experience the Mohegan lifestyle.

The Arthur C. Lee Room: Farming
From ice-cutting to spring plowing, the cycle of seasons on the farm represented by original tools. Most tools displayed were donated by area residents once used in their homes and on their farms. Find out how much you know about farm tools by trying the Q & A board. An unusual experience!

The Bob McKeand Room: Railroading
A recreation of the Yorktown Depot area circa 1950 features a HO scale model layout … a delight for both young and old railroad enthusiasts, be they historians or model train buffs. Old Put line devotees will be thrilled by the large collection of Put artifacts and photos on display. Step back in time and once again “ride the rails” of the old Put!

The Marjorie Johnson Room: Miniatures
A facinating “small world” awaits here … a group of enchanting miniature rooms and houses, each displaying a variety of small scale furnishings … star of this exhibit is the lovely late Victorian house filled to the attic with tiny treasures and is specially noted for the “stone” work at its base, its 8,000 hand cut clapboards … and mysterious ghost.

The Sylia Thorne Rooms: Early Yorktown
Lift the latch on the weathered door and enter a two room home ca. 1750-1850. The warm and welcoming kitchen, complete with open hearth fireplace, table set for a meal and the mellow flow of antique wood and pewter, invite each visitor to tarry a while and savor a bygone era.

The Doris and Cortland Auser Research Room
The library provides resource material for delving into genealogy, local area history and antiques … our map collections as well as old records and documents are available for study and research.

Hours of Operation and Special Fees

Hours:
Tuesday & Thursday – 11 AM to 4 PM
Saturday 1 PM to 4 PM

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