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Yonkers: A City of New Beginnings

Explore the immigration history of Yonkers from World War II to the present, including oral histories, an interactive world map, and images from the collection of photographer Lewis Hine. 

Immigration has been an important part of the growth and economic development of the city of Yonkers and continues to be an essential contributor to the cultural richness of the city.  With the support of NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area, and the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site has created a new exhibit focusing on the immigration history of Yonkers. The exhibit connects disparate populations by exploring a shared history as immigrants and examining the hopes and dreams of those who came to Yonkers looking for a new life, from the Dutch settlers 400 years ago to the newly arrived immigrants of today.  The first phase of the exhibit, 1945 – Present, opened to the public September 10, 2017, and includes pictorial, digital, and interactive displays throughout the house plus oral history interviews with immigrants and 1st generation Americans from Yonkers.

  • This exhibit was funded in part by a grant from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.
    This exhibit was funded in part by a grant from the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area.

2017 Patron Saints of Yonkers Gala

Thank you and congratulations to 2017 "Patron Saint" Peter X. Kelly!

Ella Fitzgerald 100th Birthday Celebration

Colonial History Day