Jay Heritage Center
Newsletter Volume 8 - September 2014


Jay Heritage Center

at the Jay Estate

 A National Historic Landmark

210 Boston Post Road

Rye, NY 10580

(914) 698-9275




 New Yorkers have been proud to be at the forefront of Civil Rights and now a new statewide initiative traces our shared heritage and struggle for equality.
Signs installed this summer on the Hutchinson River Parkway and US Route 1 will now help direct visitors and school groups to the National Historic Landmark home of 
John Jay and his descendants in Rye. Jay's efforts to abolish slavery began in 1777 and culminated in his signing of the Gradual Emancipation Act in 1799.  

Save the Date! Sunday, September 28, 2014 11am -  3pm
Jay Day flyer
Jay Day has been a Rye tradition since 1986! Join us for falconry, facepainting, music, historic tours, a farmers market and much more. 
$40 per family; $10 per person Part of the Hudson River Valley Ramble. 
See photos of last year's event here Jay Day 2013 Photos
Stewardship of New York's Cultural & Natural History
Our new public-private partnership forged between New York State Parks, Westchester County Parks and the Jay Heritage Center with input from stakeholders throughout the community was further applauded and recognized with a visit by Commissioner Rose Harvey this past spring. See photos here Watch the video below:
Under Construction - New Website and More Ways to Connect with JHC
With dynamic plans to restore the buildings and gardens at the 23 acre Jay Estate well underway, it's time for a new interactive website to help our local visitors and our national audience better connect with us. Thank you for your patience as we get ready to roll out our new portal! In the interim please follow us for daily updates on our Facebook, Twitter, and many other social media sites. 

We look forward to seeing you soon! 
The Board & Staff of the Jay Heritage Center
Jay Heritage Center at the Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
 (914) 698-9275     jayheritagecenter@gmail.com  
210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580
Fall Visitor Hours  Wednesday - Friday 10am - 4pm  Sundays 2 - 5pm 

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