Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

The Meadows Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to give the past a future by preserving and restoring historic sites with an emphasis on early Dutch and American heritage.

The Meadows Foundation meets this mission by:

  • Fully restoring Meadows Foundation historic sites
  • Providing public education and cultural programs
  • Encouraging public appreciation for local heritage and vernacular architecture
  • Supporting environmental concerns by preserving open space, farmland, and historic sites

Native Land Acknowledgement

The Board of Directors of the Meadows Foundation acknowledges that we are here today on the native territory of the Lenape people, the original stewards of this land that they called Ahandewamack.  We acknowledge the long and complex history of colonialism that has brought us to occupy this space.  We honor with gratitude the Lenape Ancestors and Elders and other Indigenous caretakers of this land and these waters, of the past, of the present and of the future.