Illustration of river and land behind colonial Philipse Manor Hall

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Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner in the 18th Century

Published on
November 22, 2022

Did the Philipses celebrate Thanksgiving? Not like we do today. Thanksgiving as we know it is largely an invention of the 19th century. But the foods we associate with Thanksgiving today were not unfamiliar to the Philipses or other families in Colonial New York.

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Welcome to the Virtual Wing

Published on
October 27, 2022

Welcome to Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site's Virtual Wing and Blog! The Virtual Wing was created as part of the brand new "Our Whole History" exhibit, connecting the century of Philipse family history at this site to the confluence of cultures in Colonial New York, Westchester County, and at

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