Jay Heritage Center 
December 2013 Newsletter Volume 4
In This Issue
Reserve Now For Our Holiday Concert!


American Sampler Dated 1854
Gift of Ada Hastings & Family
Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Rd 
Rye, NY 10580
(914) 698-9275 
Email: jayheritagecenter@gmail.com
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Anthemion Carving on Rear Pediment of the Jay Mansion -restoration in progress
What's on the Horizon?
In addition to hosting educational programs year round, a central part of our mission is the restoration of the buildings and the landscape at the 23 acre Jay Estate. At any given moment you can find skilled artisans, arborists and architects working intently on returning deteriorated facades or overgrown gardens to their former beauty. 
Most recently, for those of you looking upward on your walks around the property, you may notice Bruce MacDonald of Ashwood Restoration atop scaffolding on the rear of the mansion. At long last, the intricate carvings that crown the house are being reapplied thanks to a generous donor.  You can watch our progress by viewing our album here of Before & After Photos of the Rear Pediment. Other projects that have been funded in the past year include rehabilitation of the 1838 Front Door; a concept plan for the Historic Gardens; new catering amenities for the mansion's Butler's Pantry; and reinstallation of several of the Veranda Columns. But we have much more to do!

If you would like to help contribute towards one of our other major restoration projects, now is a great time to make a year-end gift.  Please contact us directly before December 31st to learn more about a wide range of fully tax-deductible funding opportunities at one of America's most beautiful landmark sites.

With continued thanks and best wishes of the season,
The Board and Staff of the Jay Heritage Center


Join Us for a Colonial Musicale!

Sunday, December 8th, 
 6pm - 8pm


Drawing on an American tradition 
of celebrating the holidays with music, Grant Herreid, Artistic Director of the Yale Baroque Opera Project has curated a unique pastiche of 18th and early 19th century arrangements just for us. Enjoy historic works by European and American composers performed on English Guitar, Spanish Guitar, Theorbo and Lute. Grant will be joined by Andrew Rutherford and Daniel Swenberg . Their dynamic program tailored to the history of our site and the culture of old New-York will be unforgettable! 
Light refreshments and tastes of the seasons will be served after the concert. Tickets are $15 per person, $10 for Seniors and Free for JHC members. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.