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Strong Storm in Fishkill

The major storm that came through the area on Tuesday, May 15th hit places in Fishkill especially hard with downburst of winds of up to 110 miles per hour! Many trees in Fishkill were damaged and caused extensive property and electric infrastructure damage.  The Van Wyck Homestead Museum building came out of the storm unscathed even though the tree damage on the grounds of the museum indicates that was in the path of the strongest areas of the storm. This was unlikely to be the first strong storm that the house has been through in its 284 years! 

As thankful as we are that the building was not damaged in  the storm, there is a lot of work to be done to clear and re-plant the 15+ trees that fell on the museum's grounds. Currently the museum's driveway is blocked and the front yard in unsafe with all of the broken branches in the trees that are left. Please consider making a donation to aid in the fundraising effort to get the museum back into shape for our 2018 tour season

 The Van Wyck Homestead will Open Saturday, June 2nd 

Thank you to all of the devoted volunteers who share our history with visitors throughout the open season!

Open from 1-4pm Every Saturday and Sunday, June 2nd through October 28th

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The Fishkill Historical Society

History Lives... Here!  At the Van Wyck Homestead Museum

Mailing Address:

Fishkill Historical Society

P.O. Box 133

Fishkill, NY 12524

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504 Route 9, Fishkill, NY 12524

Guided Tours of the

Van Wyck Homestead Museum

are Offered:

Saturdays and Sundays 

Anytime Between 1:00 & 4:00

June through October

Self Guided Tours of the Grounds Everyday from Dawn to Dusk