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How Can We Best Preserve African American History in Rye and Westchester?

Preservation of African American history takes real scholarship, advocacy and partnerships. These places matter! More than 90 individuals of every… Read More

Tour and Exhibit Immerse Attendees in Westchester’s African-American History

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, more than 130 visitors poured into the African American Cemetery in Rye — for the… Read More

JHC Joins African-American History in Westchester Commemoration Committee

The Jay Heritage Center is honored to be a part of this important initiative, led by the Westchester County African-American… Read More

Telling the Full Story: Reinterpreting History in New York

The Jay Heritage Center was honored to be a part of this meaningful collaboration with peer historic sites that are… Read More

From January to Juneteenth – Conserving Stones and Stories at the African- American Cemetery in Rye

On January 30, 2021, a handful of individuals in Covid masks and winter coats, met at a small one-acre burial… Read More

The Hamilton Musical And History’s Unsung – The Heroism of Jack Peterson

(Above – Jack Peterson Memorial at Croton Point Park; photo by Kim Crichlow) Like millions this 4th of July weekend,… Read More

Preserving African American Historic Places with Brent Leggs

Brent Leggs, an accomplished advocate for the preservation of African-American historical sites, will speak at JHC as part of a… Read More

African American Trailblazer Awards 2020

A capacity crowd turned out for the 2020 African American Trailblazer Awards. Honorees included Dave Thomas, the dedicated guardian of one… Read More