Thursday, December 3rd at 7:00pm
"Dirty, Nasty Politics in Early America" 
A Conversation with Professor Joanne Freeman
The Peace Commissioners sketched by Benjamin West
Prof. Joanne Freeman
An original 18th century broadside outlining the terms of peace and delineating America's new geographical boundaries will soon be on view at the Jay Mansion together with several other newly donated Jay family portraits and artifacts.      

On November 30, 1782 , John Adams, Benjamin Franklin and John Jay signed the Preliminary Articles of Peace, setting the stage for the Treaty of Paris and the end of the Revolutionary War.  Freedom from Great Britain however did not mean freedom from political discord among the founders of our young nation. The ensuing ten years were fraught with disagreements and challenges as to how to define our new democratic republic. 

Join us for a lively conversation and free talk by Historian, Author and Hamilton scholar, Professor Joanne Freeman of Yale University. Prof. Freeman's book, Affairs of Honor: National Politics in the New Republic (Yale University Press), won the Best Book award from the Society of Historians of the Early American Republic, and her edited volume, Alexander Hamilton: Writings (Library of America) was one of the Atlantic Monthly's "best books" of 2001. 

Co-sponsored by the Yale Westchester Alumni Association and made possible with generous funding from Con Edison. FREE and open to the Public. Read more here at the YWAA Blogspot!  

Saturday, December 12, 2015 2pm - 4pm
John Jay's 270th Birthday Bash & Jamboree

Celebrate the 270th birthday of New York's favorite native 
Founding Father, in his hometown of Rye! Featuring joyful a cappella singing by Columbia's (King's College in Jay's day) Notes and Keys, the Princeton Tigressions (who else would New Jersey native Sarah Livingston Jay invite?) and the Yale Spizziwinks (yes, a lot of Jays got degrees from Yale!) 
Click on the photos above for video previews!

Holiday refreshments and more!
FREE and open to the public but seating is limited.
Reservations requested RSVP by clicking here

The Jays, the Stokes and the Minturns
Our summer exhibit  on the landscape career of Mary Rutherfurd Jay (1872 -1953) highlighted the gardens she designed for New York scholar and architect Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes and his stunning wife Edith Minturn (a Jay cousin). Visitors were fascinated by this snapshot of the Gilded Age and we immersed them further with a riveting  talk in September by Love Fiercely author and historian Jean Zimmerman. For those who can't get enough of Stokes in this the 100th anniversary year of the publication of his iconic book The Iconography of Manhattan Island, we recommend this terrific article by David Dunlap.   Read NYT Reporter David Dunlap's article here

A Recipe for Philanthropy 
As Thanksgiving approaches and families gather to enjoy each others company and crowd pleasing recipes, we look around our table and count our good fortune to have so many tremendous volunteers and supporters like you.  Our signature fundraiser, the Zebra Soiree was recently included in the November 19th issue of NY Social Diary "Ingredients for Good."  Thank you to all our supporters who made the evening such a grand success! We are truly thankful!  Click Here for More Photos from New York Social Diary

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Jay Heritage Center  at the  Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580

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