The Jay Estate in Rye is the childhood home of one of our nation's greatest Founding Fathers, John Jay

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Research and Archaeology Projects Among Summer Contributions

Volunteers Matter!

From transcribing original Jay family diaries and records to literally unearthing hidden cultural artifacts with archaeologist Dr. Eugene Boesch, our most invaluable assets this summer are our weekday and Sunday volunteers. Whether they are creating blog posts about the cholera epidemics of the 1830s or the history of a whaling ship family who were congregants at Christ’s Church in Rye, or mapping the extensive natural and manmade water system on the estate, they are building a respectable body of information that will benefit scholars and future historians. Read more here

 

 

 

Wednesday, September 12 at 6pm

The Furniture of Duncan Phyfe

Peter Kenny, Co-President and Executive Director of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust will speak on the furniture of Duncan Phyfe in the late 1830s and early 1840s, using the National Historic Landmark building Millford (1841), in South Carolina as a focus for discussing Greek Revival architecture and interior decoration of the period.

Peter Kenny, longtime Curator and Administrator of The American Wing of The Metropolitan Museum, is considered one of the nation’s foremost authorities on American furniture. Classical American Homes is a not-for-profit foundation whose focus is the preservation of classical residential architecture, period furnishings, and landscapes in America. It was founded by the late Richard Hampton Jenrette. $15 for JHC Members $20 for Non-Members.

 

 

 

Sunday, September 23 11am - 3pm

Save the Date for JAY DAY!

The Hudson River Valley Ramble and JAY DAY! are coming up soon!

Over 1200 people will enjoy live music from Bach to Rock Mamaroneck, NY, Sweet-Silhouette by Varin,  book signings with best selling Dragon Masters author Tracey West, a farmers market, the Bubble Bus and historic house tours. Thank you to Reed’s Ginger Brew and Virgil’s Natural Sodas for providing FREE beverages for all our guests! READ MORE HERE or buy tickets now! 

Admission is $40 per Family; $10 Individual. Be a Jay Day Gold Supporter and get a private tour of the historic 1907 Clocktower! For more info contact us at jayheritagecenter@gmail.com. Vendor booths still available. Want to volunteer for JHC? Sign up at Volunteer Match

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