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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

The Odyssey of Phillis Wheatley: A Poet’s Journeys Through American Slavery and Independence with David Waldstreicher

On March 3rd at 3pm, help us welcome back David Waldstreicher, a historian of early and nineteenth-century America with particular… 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