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Jay Heritage Center

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Address
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580
Latitude 40.958358
Longitude -73.705237

The 23-acre Jay property overlooking Long Island Sound in Rye is the boyhood home of New York State's only native founding father, John Jay (1745-1829). It is part of the Boston Post Road Historic District, a National Historic Landmark and a stop on Westchester County's African American Heritage Trail. The 1838 Greek Revival mansion, which is the centerpiece of the property, was built by Peter Augustus Jay. The mansion is being restored and managed by the not-for-profit organization, the Jay Heritage Center (JHC). The 1907 Van Norden Carriage House is a second building being restored and serves as the JHC Visitor and Education Center.

The Jay property, originally acquired by Westchester County in 1992, is an important piece of designated parkland to the Westchester County parks system. It is an environmentally significant area that serves as the headlands of the watershed of the adjacent county park, Marshlands Conservancy. The Jay property has been owned in conjunction with New York State since 1997 and is managed by Westchester County Parks as dedicated state and county parkland. It is used for recreation, historic education and conservation purposes.

For hours of operating and other visiting information, please visit: http://jayheritagecenter.org/visit/plan-your-visit/ 

Sat 08 Dec
The Revolutionary War 1776-1783 in Westchester County
Saturday, December 8, 2018 11:30 AM - 04:00 PM
Jay Heritage Center
(914) 698-9275

Join us for the launch of Revolutionary Westchester 250 with a full day of family-friendly, outdoor fun & learning with historic re-enactors! Travel back in time to the campsites, homes and “Neutral Grounds.” Experience life during the turbulent times of John Jay, Benedict Arnold, Anne Miller, Aaron Palmer and George Washington. Meet CBS anchor and Yonkers First Lady, Mary Calvi, author of Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love, Mary Philipse.

In the afternoon, adults can enjoy an informational panel with diverse topics and noted historians including: The Quakers in Westchester County during the Revolutionary War by noted author Gray Williams, and New Castle’s Town Historian; America’s First Integrated Regiment at Yorktown with George Harmon and Olney Reynolds and the story of commemorating the 1st Rhode Island Regiment at Pines Bridge; Hasting’s new Gateway Monument Project: The Battle of Edgars Lane Re-Remembered; Tales of Adventure, Espionage and Patriotism at the Center of the Fight for Independence with historian Erik Weiselberg.

Location: 1838 Jay Mansion, Jay Meadow & 1907 Van Norden Carriage House |FREE |For further information: www.jayheritagecenter.org or 1776RW250@gmail.com

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