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Van Wyck Homestead Museum
& Fishkill Historical Society

Junction Routes 9 & I84
Fishkill, New York
Phone: 845-896-9560 -- TTY


Statement of Purpose:

1732 Dutch Colonial home.
Headquarters for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.
Local history and genealogical library.

Highlights & Collections: 


www.fishkillhistoricalsociety.org


See a working colonial kitchen and a collection of artifacts from the Continental Army encampment of 1776-1783.

The house is believed to be the model for the Wharton House in the James Fenimore Cooper book "The Spy".


Exhibits:

Changing exhibits on Fishkill History and displays of artifacts from the American Revolution.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

September 21 and 22, Revolutionary War Weekend with an encampment and re-enactors, a live cannon and colonial crafts people. The event is free on the  grounds of the museum.


Hours:

The museum is open on Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 PM from June through the end of October.

It is gladly open by appointment.


Admission & Directions:

The museum is located at 504 Rt 9 Fishkill at the Intersection of Interstate 84.

Traveling east on I 84 take exit 13 go straight ahead, the museum is in front of you.

Traveling west take exit 13S, go south on Route 9 under the overpass. Museum is on the left. 

Admission is FREE but donations are welcome. 

The museum has a gift shop.



Key Personnel:

President- Steve Lynch 

Vice-Presidents- Jack Hale, Cliff Foley 

Treasurer- Alexis Lynch 

Recording Secretary- Amy Mackenzie  

Corresponding Secretary- Elaine Peterberns 

Trustees- Helga Mackenzie, Barbara Boers, Marty Byster, Sue Dexter, Lynn Eberly, Anne Nagy.



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