We broke ground this past summer on a major, million-dollar garden project that will continue the reclamation and restoration of this historic landscape and will open to the public in the spring. This year also saw the arrival of the first class of Jay Fellows from Columbia University and a vibrant slate of virtual programs that included award-winning historians and renowned preservationists.
A commitment to sustainability: The gardens were designed by renowned landscape architect Thomas Woltz of Nelson Byrd Woltz and will be planted with largely native species, supporting local wildlife in this era of climate crisis and diminishing biodiversity. Above all, they will provide much-needed accessible green spacea beautiful venue for the community to use. The first phase will be complete by the end of 2020.
Support our mission: Your donation will help us complete and maintain this community treasure, as well as fund JHC's full slate of operating expenses and educational programs. We invite you to donate through our website or by mailing a check to Jay Heritage Center, 210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY, 10580. To discuss legacy-giving options, please contact our executive director, Kevin Peraino, at peraino.jhc@gmail.com
None of us are traveling anywhere latelyso why not put your unused frequent-flier miles to good use? It's easy to make a donation today through our website using American Express points. For more information about using points to donate, please check out this link or email me for more information.
Join the Conversation
This year's speakers have included an all-star array of historians, environmental experts, and social justice advocates, including:
• Journalist Tatiana Schlossberg and CNN's Bianna Golodryga
• The National Trust for Historic Preservation's Brent Leggs
Best-selling naval historian Ian Toll
Acclaimed author Bridgett M. Davis (through our ongoing partnership with the American Women of African Heritage)
• National Book Award winner George Packer
• Entomologist Doug Tallamy
• Columbia University's Andrew Revkin
And many more!
Watch a clip from our panel, "Voices for a Green Recovery," with Doug Tallamy, Andrew Revkin, Eric Sanderson, and Sara Goddard.
Watch a clip from our innovative virtual luncheon, "A Conversation About Climate," with Tatiana Schlossberg and Bianna Golodryga.
Watch a clip from our conversation with Brent Leggs and Jorge Otero-Pailos, "Saving African-American Historic Places."
This summer JHC was thrilled to welcome its first class of Jay Fellows from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). The fellows—along with students in a fall GSAPP studio course—are using the Jay Estate both as a classroom and a laboratory for materializing social justice, continuing our longstanding mission of bringing to life the narratives of all the Jay Estate's diverse inhabitants.
We're so grateful for everything you do to support our mission—this year more than ever. Please take a moment to consider a gift to JHC today.
Jay Heritage Center at the
Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580 


(914) 698-9275
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