The Jay Estate in Rye is the childhood home of one of our nation's greatest Founding Fathers, John Jay
Upcoming Events & News
Memorial Day 2018
Parade & Jay Cemetery
Rain stayed in abeyance for Rye’s 2018 Memorial Day Parade and an observance of national service at the private Jay Cemetery later the same day. For the 5th year, the Jay Heritage Center and its youngest patriotic supporters waved flags from our ever popular horse drawn “Path Through History” carriage. Their parents marched alongside as they made their way down Purchase Street led by County Executive George Latimer and members of the Rye City Council. In the afternoon, members of the Jay Cemetery Association, the American Legion of Rye, Post 128, and the Jay Heritage Center gathered with the public to honor Founding Father and peacemaker John Jay at the private cemetery he established in Rye in 1807 for himself and his family. Read more here
Kids Find THEIR Park
School Visits & Outreach
Students, history and the great outdoors make indelible memories! We’re delighted to have welcomed numerous middle school children, brownie troops and the Law Club of the New Rochelle Boys and Girls Club to the Jay Estate this past May.
Westchester Historical Society - June 16th
Sy Schulman Awards 2018
History & Preservation Matter! The Westchester County Historical Society will recognize the efforts of Suzanne Clary, President, Jay Heritage Center, Rye; George Pouder, member of the North Castle Historical Society and historian of Civil War cemeteries in Armonk; and Friends of Bedford Burying Grounds, volunteers preserving and conserving Bedford’s historic cemeteries. Read more here
Thank You to Our Partners!
The Jay Heritage Center recognizes the organizational growth and synergies formed through our partnerships with the following organizations.