African-American Lives


Grades 4–12

Middle school students examine slave bills at the Wyckoff House MuseumSam, Jack, Lidge, and Cato were enslaved people who worked for the Wyckoff family in the early 1800s. Examine their lives, and investigate primary source documents including slave bills of sale and manumission declarations. In conjunction with this tour, students explore multiple perspectives on servitude and the lives of important African-Americans in colonial New York.

Choice of one hands-on activity:

  • Butter churning
  • Herbal sachet and medicine making
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The Wyckoff House Museum will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. We will be CLOSED Friday November 23 and Saturday November 24. Visit us the next weekend on Saturday December 1 for our 17th Annual St. Nicholas Day celebration (1 - 4 pm.)
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