Dwellings of the Enslaved and Freed in the City and
Town of Rye
Learn more about the places where enslaved men, women and children lived, worked, slept and died in the City and Town of Rye before and after emancipation. We’ll study the original
on the Post Road with special focus on the recent archaeological discovery of a Dutch brick building on the property by
Prof. Eugene Boesch
and a group of volunteers.
We’ll also discuss strategies for preserving and interpreting slave quarters at the
Bush Lyon Homestead
in Port Chester which may be the oldest such structures in Westchester County. With special guest speaker
Joseph McGill, Jr.
, founder of
The Slave Dwelling Project
and panelists including noted Westchester historian
Dr. Larry Spruill
, Professor at Morehouse College and lead consultant for the
African American Heritage Trail