Wednesday, January 19, 2011
this is a photo i took at THE Wyckoff house in brooklyn in 2009. my boyfriend and i, now husband, took a trip to NYC in 2009. i was so excited to go to brooklyn and finally see the wyckoff house for myself. we took the train into brooklyn then caught a bus that dropped us off not too far from our destination. when we got there we found the next tour wasn't for another hour or so, so we went to the nearby mceedee's for a snack. the property is so beautiful, it is on a street cornerin this industrial looking neighborhood. the house property is surrounded by a fence and filled with prosperous gardens of flowers, vegetables and trees. we were the first people to show up for the tour, there was also another man in his 40's or so, and a small mennonite looking family of three. our tour guide took us through in a little over an hour and she was very knowledgeable about MY family history, it was odd, and she wasn't even a wycoff. the house was full of actual wycoff used furniture and things of that time. i told the guide that i was an actual wycoff, and that this was MY family history, she didn't seem to care like i thought she should care, i didn't even get a discount in the gift shop. she did take a picture of me:) maybe that was just to make me shut up though. we had fun there, i laughed, i cried, i bought the t-shirt! really i bought t-shirts. after that, the 40-something man in our group drove us to another part of brooklyn so we could eat pizza, he thought it was neat that i was a wycoff.
have you been to THE Wyckoff house? what did you think?