Yours for the Oppressed, Harriet Myers Exhibit

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We are honored to have loaned from our collections an original letter from Harriet Myers to John Jay II to an exhibit mounted by the Underground Railroad Education Center at the Stephen and Harriet Myers Residence in Albany New York. Harriet’s handwritten one-page letter is a treasure trove of information about UGRR activism, the role of…

John Jay by John Trumbull

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on our portrait of John Jay by John Trumbull. Check back for a…

Frederick Douglass’ Eulogy of William Jay

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on Frederick Douglass’ Eulogy of William Jay. Check back for a new video…

My Friend Flicka, Illustrated by Eleanor Iselin Wade

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on Eleanor Iselin Wade’s illustrations in the 2nd edition of My Friend Flicka….

Birds

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on our collection of bird paintings. Check back for a new video next…

Watercolor for Maria

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on a lovely watercolor in our collection. Check back for a new video…

Meissen Porcelain

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on our Meissen Porcelain. Check back for a new video next week.

On the Trail Of Alexander Hamilton Road Trip

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Alexander Hamilton was considered the architect of America’s Federal Banking system and a fierce advocate of a strong centralized United States (as opposed to a Confederation of States). Of the 85 Federalist Papers – essays arguing to ratify the United States Constitution – Hamilton authored 51, James Monroe wrote 29, and John Jay – our country’s first…

Pierre Phillipe Thomire Urns

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on our urns made by Pierre Phillipe Thomire . Check back for a…

John Clarkson Jay by Morse

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on one portrait of John Clarkson Jay by Samuel F.B. Morse. Check back…

“Tilly” Ring

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on one of our jewelry pieces. Check back for a new video each…

Dressing Mirror

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on our Dressing Mirror. Check back for a new video each week!

Eleanor Jay Iselin’s Travel Diary

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on Eleanor Jay Iselin’s Travel Diary. Check back for a new video each…

Maria Jay Banyer’s Pressed Flowers

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on Maria Jay Banyer’s Pressed Flower Collection. Check back for a new video…

Marquis de Lafayette

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We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on our Lafayette print. Check back for a new video each week!