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JHC Welcomes 2021 Class of Jay Fellows

Historic Preservation Scholarship Continues

JHC is thrilled to continue its collaboration with Columbia University’s School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP) by welcoming Preme Chaiyatham, the first of this summer’s class of Jay Fellows in historic preservation. Preme studied interior architecture as an undergraduate and spent four years in the interior design and built-environment industry in Bangkok, Thailand. She plans to become a conservation architect and to help preserve the historic fabric of New York City. This summer, under the supervision of Jorge Otero-Pailos, head of historic preservation at Columbia GSAPP and a member of JHC’s board, Preme will help to re-imagine an historic structure on Cherry Hill at the head of the new Jay Gardens. Read more here.

Juneteenth Kickoff Event, June 1

African American Trail Sites Highlighted in New Video

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Jun Jun, and Liberation Day, is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. In 2021 it will be recognized as an official New York State holiday. Join us as we come together to celebrate this historic, and momentous occasion marked by a month-long series of Juneteenth activities around Westchester County with a special online kickoff event on June 1 from 7 – 9pm. The celebration will feature a keynote lecture by Civil Rights Scholar and public historian, Dr. Larry H. Spruill and a new video about the 14 African American Heritage Trail sites including the Jay Estate.

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