This year marks a momentous 30-year anniversary!
In 1992 our non-profit began executing what had long been just a dream to transform the historic buildings and grounds of the landmark Jay Estate into a public park. Working with preservationists, architects, and archaeologists of the highest caliber, we invested in capital projects that made the structures and landscape in our care safer and more sustainable. Simultaneously, we actively sought out and benefited from the input of scholars, civic advocates, volunteers, and partner organizations to help us imagine the narratives we could tell about our shared heritage as a nation.
Our goal then and now is the same - to create a center for learning, accessible to all, where we can engage in dynamic, sometimes challenging, but above all balanced dialogues about American history, social justice, architecture, and environmental stewardship. These topics are the pillars of our mission as the Jay Heritage Center.
Over the next year, we look forward to sharing some of the highlights of our journey with you while also offering exceptional new programs and experiences. While our winter offerings may be virtual, please know that our 23-acre park is open dawn to dusk and that there are always breathtaking views and wildlife to welcome you!