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Thu 20 Feb
Thematic Tour: Slavery & Abolition
Thursday, February 20, 2020 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

The story of the Jay family, their slaves, and the way the generations of the Jays acted in response to slavery is complex. Glimpses of the past these stories give are enlightening, and in many cases, surprising. Most of all, they can be a springboard toward developing a deeper understanding of the people who are part of this story: The Jays, the slaves, and the many people who strived to end slavery in America. Regular admission fees.

Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

Fri 21 Feb
Thematic Tour: Slavery & Abolition
Friday, February 21, 2020 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

The story of the Jay family, their slaves, and the way the generations of the Jays acted in response to slavery is complex. Glimpses of the past these stories give are enlightening, and in many cases, surprising. Most of all, they can be a springboard toward developing a deeper understanding of the people who are part of this story: The Jays, the slaves, and the many people who strived to end slavery in America. Regular admission fees.

Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

Sat 22 Feb
Historic House Tour for Families
Saturday, February 22, 2020 11:30 AM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

What was life like 200 years ago? Compare your everyday life with the way the Jay family lived in the early 1800s. This 25-minute tour of the historic house, designed for families with children 10 and under, will focus on the lack of modern conveniences and its impact on everyday life through examining objects such as chamber pots and open-hearth toasters. Children must be accompanied by an adult; adults must be accompanied by a child. Free admission. Advance reservation of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

Sat 22 Feb
Thematic Tour: Slavery & Abolition
Saturday, February 22, 2020 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

The story of the Jay family, their slaves, and the way the generations of the Jays acted in response to slavery is complex. Glimpses of the past these stories give are enlightening, and in many cases, surprising. Most of all, they can be a springboard toward developing a deeper understanding of the people who are part of this story: The Jays, the slaves, and the many people who strived to end slavery in America. Regular admission fees.

Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

Thu 27 Feb
Thematic Tour: Slavery & Abolition
Thursday, February 27, 2020 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

The story of the Jay family, their slaves, and the way the generations of the Jays acted in response to slavery is complex. Glimpses of the past these stories give are enlightening, and in many cases, surprising. Most of all, they can be a springboard toward developing a deeper understanding of the people who are part of this story: The Jays, the slaves, and the many people who strived to end slavery in America. Regular admission fees.

Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

Fri 28 Feb
Thematic Tour: Slavery & Abolition
Friday, February 28, 2020 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

The story of the Jay family, their slaves, and the way the generations of the Jays acted in response to slavery is complex. Glimpses of the past these stories give are enlightening, and in many cases, surprising. Most of all, they can be a springboard toward developing a deeper understanding of the people who are part of this story: The Jays, the slaves, and the many people who strived to end slavery in America. Regular admission fees.

Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

Sat 29 Feb
Historic House Tour for Families
Saturday, February 29, 2020 11:30 AM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

What was life like 200 years ago? Compare your everyday life with the way the Jay family lived in the early 1800s. This 25-minute tour of the historic house, designed for families with children 10 and under, will focus on the lack of modern conveniences and its impact on everyday life through examining objects such as chamber pots and open-hearth toasters. Children must be accompanied by an adult; adults must be accompanied by a child. Free admission. Advance reservation of tickets is suggested as space is limited.

Sat 29 Feb
Thematic Tour: Slavery & Abolition
Saturday, February 29, 2020 02:00 PM
John Jay Homestead State Historic Site

The story of the Jay family, their slaves, and the way the generations of the Jays acted in response to slavery is complex. Glimpses of the past these stories give are enlightening, and in many cases, surprising. Most of all, they can be a springboard toward developing a deeper understanding of the people who are part of this story: The Jays, the slaves, and the many people who strived to end slavery in America. Regular admission fees.

Advance purchase of tickets is suggested as space is limited.