Black History Month Events at Philipse Manor Hall Illuminate History of Slavery in the North

by The Irvington Historical Society

In honor of Black History Month, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, located at 29 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, is hosting several programs focusing on slavery in New York State. On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., Philipse Manor Hall is hosting “Doing the Work: How Including the Enslaved Expands Our Understanding of Colonial New York,” a lecture with Lavada Nahon. Ms. Nahon is the lead interpreter of African American History for the Bureau of Historic Sites, New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. In person tickets can be purchased at the door. Virtual attendance is free, but registration is required. You can register here.

Philipse Manor Hall is also hosting two additional events addressing the issue of slavery. On Monday, February 6, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Philipse Manor Hall is partnering with the Northern Slavery Collective to host the First Annual Northern Slavery Conference. You can register for this event here. On Thursday, February 9, 2023, Philipse Manor Hall will also host a meeting of the New York State Commission on African American History. In person attendance is limited for this free program and registration is required. Register by emailing RSVP-NYSCAAH@dos.nygov.