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March 23, 2016 is Colonial Day at Phelps Manor, Yonkers

FEBRUARY 26, 2016, YONKERS, NY – On Wednesday, March 23, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site will host a “Colonial History Day.” The Manor Hall will have a variety of free, outdoor activities on the grounds, including: a blacksmith and loyalist soldier with continual demonstrations, crafts, scavenger hunts, and historic games and dress up! Taking place during most schools’ Spring Break, “Colonial History Day” hopes to continue to educate and inspire students during a downtime in the school schedule.

Admission is free for all outdoor activities, but donations are appreciated. The museum will be open for tours at the cost of $5 per adult, $3 per senior and student, and free for children 12 and younger. For information or questions, please call Philipse Manor Hall's Public Programs Coordinator at (914) 965-4027 x10

Philipse Manor Hall, the oldest building in Westchester and Yonkers’ original City Hall, has always been the historic cornerstone of the neighborhood. Home to one of only five collections of U.S. Presidential Portraits in the country, the site and staff is excited to welcome all spring-breakers to stop by and share in the fun and excitement of history!
         
 Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is located at 29 Warburton Avenue, just blocks from the train station in Yonkers, N.Y. The site is one of six historic sites and 15 parks administered by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation – Taconic Region. The historic Manor Hall is regularly open for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. For additional information about Philipse Manor Hall, please visit http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/37/details.aspx. For information on the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, visit http://philipsemanorfriends.blogspot.com/.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation oversees 180 state parks and 35 historic sites, which are visited by 60 million people annually. A recent study found that New York State Parks generates $1.9 billion in economic activity annually and supports 20,000 jobs. For more information on any of these recreation areas, call 518-474-0456 or visit www.nysparks.com, connect on Facebook, or follow on Twitter.

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