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Sat 24 Feb
Thematic Tours: John Jay and George Washington
Saturday, February 24, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Happy birthday, George Washington! George Washington respected John Jay so much that, as president, he gave Jay his choice of job in the new administration. Join us on a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House to explore the close relationship between these two leaders of our early Republic. Regular admission fees apply.

Thu 01 Mar
Thematic Tours: Women of the Jay Family
Thursday, March 1, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Sarah, Nancy, Eleanor and the rest! Six generations of strong, educated women lived at John Jay's Bedford House. Their stories shed light on the roles of women in upper class homes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting the lives of the Jay women. Regular admission fees apply.

Tue 13 Mar
Scholars Lecture: Ways of Being a Hero – Nathaniel Philbrick
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 06:30 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution... Philbrick gives a challenging and sympathetic interpretation of the relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, who was a hero, brilliant general, and close Washington confidant before he became a traitor. Valiant Ambition has won the George Washington Book Prize. 7:00pm lecture (registration starting at 6:30pm), followed by a book-signing. Reservations are recommended. $25; $20 members

Fri 16 Mar
Thematic Tours: John Jay and James Madison
Friday, March 16, 2018 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Happy birthday, James Madison! Our fourth president and Virginia native, James Madison, co-authored The Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. Madison and Jay were instrumental in the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1787, but diverged politically afterwards when Madison aligned with Thomas Jefferson and his Democratic-Republicans. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting the relationship between these two Founding Fathers. Regular admission fees apply.

Tue 20 Mar
Hopp Ground Garden Club Open Meeting
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 09:30 AM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site
(914) 232-5651

Refreshments will be served. Free admission. Please contact 914-232-5487 or mplechat@verizon.net for information and reservations.