The Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, the last remaining 19th-century estate in the Bronx’s Pelham Bay Park, is a cultural and educational institution that serves the broader New York City community. The Bartow-Pell Conservancy works to preserve and maintain the historic Greek Revival mansion and carriage house, as well as the museum’s collection, its gardens, and the surrounding landscape, and to interpret the site’s history with innovative and dynamic educational and public programming for students, adults, and families.
To become one of the most beloved and visited historic sites in the New York metropolitan area.
It is with gratitude and humility that we acknowledge that we are gathered on the ancestral homeland of the Siwanoy-Lenape, who are the Indigenous peoples of this site once known as Lenapehoking.
We recognize their long history and enduring connections to this land. For thousands of years, the Siwanoy-Lenape lived on this site. The treaty signed by Sachems Shawanarockqúot, Poquorum, Anhõõke, Wawhãmkus, Mehumõw and Englishman Thomas Pell in 1654, ensured an unbroken connection to the land.
By paying respect to the Siwanoy-Lenape ancestors, elders, and future generations, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum reaffirms, honors, and acknowledges their ongoing contributions and connection to this land. The museum welcomes the Ramapough-Munsee Lenape Chief, Dwaine Perry, and their Bartow descendants, and we remain committed to educating the public about the significance and the contributions of the Lenape people.
Cheryl Hepburn Greenhalgh
President, Bartow-Pell Board of Directors
Executive Director, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Museum Educator, Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
Maqua/Chief, Ramapough-Munsee Lenape
C. Oleana Graham
Keeper of Cultural Lifeways, Tsalagi-Algonquian