Saturday, December 8th, 11:30 am – 4pm at the Jay Estate, Rye, New York
Join us for the launch of Revolutionary Westchester 250! with a full day of family-friendly, outdoor fun & learning with historic re-enactors! Travel back in time to the campsites, homes and “Neutral Grounds.” Experience life during the turbulent times of John Jay, Benedict Arnold, Anne Miller, Aaron Palmer and George Washington. Meet CBS anchor and Yonkers First Lady, Mary Calvi, author of Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love, Mary Philipse. Purchase a lunch bite from one of our food trucks. Stroll the historic grounds where John Jay returned to celebrate the treaty he forged to end the Revolutionary War!
In the afternoon, adults can enjoy an informational panel led by Revolutionary Westchester 250 Director Constance Kehoe and Westchester Historical Society Executive Director Katie Hite with diverse topics and noted historians including: The Quakers in Westchester County during the Revolutionary War by noted author Gray Williams; America’s First Integrated Regiment at Yorktown and the story of commemorating the 1st Rhode Island Regiment at Pines Bridge with George Harmon and Olney Reynolds; The Battle of Edgars Lane Re-Remembered; Tales of Adventure, Espionage and Patriotism at the Center of the Fight for Independence with historian Erik Weiselberg.
This day-long FREE Program has been organized by Revolutionary Westchester 250 in cooperation with The Westchester County Historical Society, Jay Heritage Center, and Westchester County Tourism. For further information: www.jayheritagecenter.org or 1776RW250@gmail.com