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

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Sunday, May 19

Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family

Join us for a talk and book signing by Sara Georgini, author of “Household Gods: The Religious Lives of the Adams Family”. Georgini’s work is a history of faith and doubt in one American family, charting the cosmopolitan Christianity that the Adamses developed while acting as global ambassadors of American politics and culture. Read more and/or Register hereFREE for JHC Members  General Admission $10

Sara is the Series Editor for The Papers of John Adams, part of the Adams Papers editorial project based at the Massachusetts Historical Society that has published nearly 50 scholarly editions of the personal and public papers written, accumulated, and preserved by President John Adams and his family. A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Sara earned her doctorate in history at Boston University. She is a contributor to Smithsonian and the Junto, a Group Blog on Early American History. You can also follow her on Twitter: @sarageorgini.

AAMW Environmental Workshop

Presents for Mother Earth & Mothers day

We had the good fortune to celebrate Mother Earth and Mother’s Day yesterday in a collaboration with the African American Men of Westchester, the Carver Center and Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (SLC CURB). 28 children and more than a dozen parents and chaperones led by George Malone participated in a full morning of environmental workshops. Read more


I Love My Park Day Resonates in Rye

Westchester Volunteers Love the Jay Estate!

From raking leaves to harvesting weeds for eating! Volunteers turned out in force for the 2019 I Love My Park Day. They cleared Shady Lane of wet debris and made it more beautiful for pedestrians, runners and dog owners who stroll through our park every morning.

After a morning of planting annuals, archaeology and trail cleaning, volunteers learned from renowned forager Tama Matsuoka Wong of “Meadows and More” how a field of invasive garlic mustard and stinging nettle may look like a mess to one person but be a banquet to another! Not only did everyone pull out invasives to make room for native species, they also learned about tasty recipes to try with non-native plants.

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