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Van Cortlandt House, a two-story historic home of light brown bricks and soft blue roof, with historic slave dwelling behind.

Slave Dwelling Project Offers an Immersion in Enslaved Experience

Overnight stay at local plantation aims to promote inclusive history and explore the local legacy of slavery

A group of museum volunteers poses for a photo on the steps of a historic house while holding a flag with the red-and-white Historic House Trust logo.

Roof Raisers Curatorial Brigade Expands Its Support Skills

HHT’s Roof Raisers Curatorial Brigade (RRCB) is a vibrant group of trained volunteers who have been assisting in the care of historic collections at HHT’s partner historic sites since 2013.

An rendering of the Hendrick I. Lott House that shows plan to build an accessibility ramp to the front door. The Lott House is white with green shutters and the yard has a white well. People are scattered across the yard, including a girl looking into the well and a girl in a wheelchair.

Initiative Launches to Enhance Museum Accessibility at 23 Historic Sites

Funding awarded to make local museums frontrunners in the national accessibility movement


HHT & Contemporary Art Partnerships

Contemporary art within historic house settings invites thought and encourages perspective. New materials and forms provide an unexpected juxtaposition and site specific art interweaves with and enhances historic interpretation. From […]

A group of museum professionals sits in a circle talking.

HHT’s shatterCABINET Inspires Future Curatorial Professionals

The Historic House Trust of New York City (HHT) has been awarded an “INNOVATION GRANT” from the 1772 Foundation, in partnership with The Chipstone Foundation, to aggressively study and implement […]

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