John Jay’s Bedford House is open for tours Wednesday through Sunday at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. The Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 12:30-4pm. Our 5 other Discovery Centers are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10am-4pm.
Event: Garden Class
Better Than a ‘Hamilton’ Shout-Out? John Jay Manuscript Surfaces
A May 5, 2016 New York Times ArtsBeat blog post and May 6, 2016 article hail the discovery of a missing John Jay manuscript. Jay’s copy of Federalist #2 was found at the Brooklyn Historical Society. John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison anonymously wrote and published The Federalist Papers, urging ratification of the proposed United States Constitution, in newspapers in New York during 1787 and 1788. Click HERE to read more.
I Love My Park Day
Friends of John Jay Homestead will host volunteers as part of more than 95 cleanup, improvement and beautification events happening statewide on Saturday, May 7. I Love My Park Day is an exciting statewide event to improve and enhance New York’s state parks and historic sites and bring visibility to the entire state park system and its needs. Volunteers will celebrate New York’s state park system at John Jay Homestead by restoring trails and wildlife habitat, removing invasive species, and working on various site improvement projects. Click here to register.
Emily S. Grand Named Executive Director of Friends of John Jay Homestead
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Emily S. Grand has been named Executive Director of Friends of John Jay Homestead, it was announced today by Friends President, Heather Langham. Ms. Grand replaces Ruth Sonshine who served as Executive Director from May 2014 until stepping down this month. Prior to Ms. Sonshine, the position was held by Wendy Ross for 10 years. Ms. Grand begins in her new role on Monday, April 4th. Click HERE to read the full press release.