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John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Thursday through Saturday at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. The Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center and our Discovery Centers are closed for the season and will reopen on May 1, 2017. Tickets are sold out of the Glass Porch in the Main House, to the left of the front porch.





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Scholars Lecture - John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit

January 24, 2017 6:15 pm–8:30 pm

James Traub, John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit.
Scion of a political dynasty and our 6th President, Adams also served the country as a diplomat, Secretary of State and member of Congress. He saw the country ride through recessions and populist rebellions; assert a role on the world stage; play wedge politics among the great powers of the day; and struggle with nation-building in countries without a tradition of self-government. He finally and painfully recognized that the problem of slavery would have to be faced directly. He was unpopular, passionate, stubborn, difficult as a husband and father, and in his wife’s words “magnificent.” Traub is author of six books and a writer for ForeignPolicy.com, The New York Times, The Atlantic, and other journals
of public policy and foreign affairs.

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:15 pm. Lectures begin at 7 pm.
$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating is available for students.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 96

Back Parlor Exhibit Opening - A Look Behind the Scenes: The House Restoration Project

February 10, 2017 6:30 pm–9:00 pm

Join us for cocktails in the period rooms celebrating the opening of our new exhibit providing a behind the scenes look at our House Restoration Project.  Objects on display include a fragment of an original c. 1820 wallpaper and a chair made for, and used by, the United States Senate. $125; $100 for members.

Price: $125.00

Available Spaces: 98

Scholars Lecture - New York and the U.S. Constitution

March 9, 2017 6:15 pm–8:30 pm

Akhil Reed Amar, “New York and the U.S. Constitution.”
New York produced four of the current Justices, and our next President is a New Yorker. The story of this State’s contributions to the Federal Constitution is dramatic, through all the eras of what Amar calls the original Constitution, the one as amended, the unwritten one, and “the one we deserve.” And in November of 2017, we’ll be offered a vote on a
Constitutional Convention to amend the State Constitution, whose principal author was John Jay. Amar is a Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University,
where he received Yale’s highest award for excellence in teaching.

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:15 pm. Lectures begin at 7 pm.
$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating is available for students.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 138

Planning the Organic Vegetable Garden

March 18, 2017 9:00 am–10:00 am

A successful organic garden takes both planning and work. Take advantage of the “off-season” and use this time to get your garden plans underway. Bring your current garden plan for further development, or learn the process of creating one during class led by Shanyn Siegel.

Classes take place in the Glass Porch of the Main House.

Advance registration required.
$35; $30 for members.

 

Price: $35.00

Available Spaces: Unlimited

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First Day Family Fun

Join us on our 3rd annual First Day Family Fun and kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a hike at John Jay Homestead. The first 200 participants will receive a free commemorative fleece scarf. Pick up your self-guided historic landscape tour at 1pm in our main parking lot. Then warm up by the bonfire with…

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Holiday Tours Offered For The First Time In 20 Years

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is excited to be offering evening holiday tours for the first time in two decades.  These limited candle light tours will take you through John Jay’s 1820s retirement home to discover what the winter holiday season would have been like for Jay and his family.  Period decorations, historic foods…

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Pokémon Go – Catch ‘Em All

PokémonGo – the latest gaming craze that utilizes augmented reality – has come to John Jay Homestead! Visit PokéStops and PokéGyms, collect PokéBalls, and catch Pokémon. The grounds of the Homestead are open from Sunrise to Sunset every day. Don’t forget to look inside the buildings too – the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center…

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