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VIDEO: Stacy Schiff on Samuel Adams

On Wednesday, February 1, at 6 p.m., Pulitzer-winning historian Stacy Schiff discussed her New York Times best-selling new book, “The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams,” in a FREE virtual discussion with JHC Executive Director Kevin Peraino. “For too long, Adams, hiding behind his many masks and stratagems, has evaded historians, but Schiff draws him from the shadows into the spotlight he so richly deserves,” says former JHC speaker Ron Chernow, author of Alexander Hamilton. “A glorious book that is as entertaining as it is vitally important. This is a time for Americans to meditate on the fate of their republic and no better place to start than here, at the beginning, with this book.”


Schiff’s new book has been named one of the best books of 2022 by the New York Times, the New Yorker, NPR, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, Oprah Daily, the Los Angeles Times, TIME, USA Today, and many more.  Read more here.


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A Conversation with Maggie Haberman

Nearly 400 registrants joined us on Wednesday, January 25th, as Pulitzer-winning New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman discussed her #1 best-selling new book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” in a virtual conversation with JHC Executive Director Kevin Peraino. According to Damon Winter, who reviewed the book for the New York Times, “Haberman’s thesis is that you can’t really understand Donald Trump unless you’re familiar with the steamy, histrionic folkways of New York’s political and construction tribes.”



Preservation Award

Honored for Excellence in Non-Profit Achievement

The Jay Heritage Center (JHC) was honored with a prestigious New York State Historic Preservation Award for Excellence in Non-Profit Achievement in recognition of its rehabilitation and stewardship of the Jay Estate Gardens. The award was one of only ten conferred this year for excellence in the preservation and revitalization of New York State’s historic and cultural resources. It was the only award made to a Westchester County non-profit organization. New York State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid remarked, The transformational design of the gardens not only reflects the historic context but emphasizes an intentionality to restore native species and original voices and to cultivate an appreciate and understanding of sustainable landscapes through partnerships and public outreach.” Read more here

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