The Founders Lecture with Eric Foner

  • October 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Second Founding:  How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution

This event will begin at 7:00pm as a webinar.

The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments abolished slavery, defined birthright citizenship, and prohibited denial of the right to vote based on race.  Foner explores the circumstances under which these Amendments were passed, and the ways in which they’re being interpreted still, as recently as 2013, when the Supreme Court declined to use the 15th Amendment to strike down laws which make it more difficult for non-whites to vote.  Foner is DeWitt Clinton Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, and winner of the Pulitzer, Bancroft and Lincoln Prizes, as well as multiple other awards and honors.

This year’s lecture will be presented in a webinar format.
Tickets are free to this event but must be reserved in advance.
A link will be distributed to registered guests prior to the event.


  • October 15, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 16, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am and 12pm through October.

The tour will step off promptly, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • October 16, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 16, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Farm Market

  • October 17, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

WE NO LONGER REQUIRE RESERVATIONS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF PATRONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE MARKET AT ONE TIME; THERE MAY BE A LINE AT THE ENTRANCE.

In order to comply with NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets guidelines, we have instituted the following new rules and procedures for the 2020 season for the safety of our patrons, vendors, and staff:
• Please follow the signs for our separate entrance and exit.
• Masks must be worn at all times by everyone attending the market. Vendors are also required to wear gloves. Each vendor stall will have hand sanitizer; additional hand sanitizer will be available at the market manager’s table.
• Only one patron may be in a vendor booth at once; each vendor will have a waiting line with 6-foot spacing.
• No sampling allowed. Products will be pre-packaged to the extent possible. Contactless forms of payment are preferred.
• We ask that you refrain from socializing and do not linger while in the Market area.
NY STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY

Please note that these rules are subject to change as we see changes in allowable activities and the re-opening of New York.

 


  • October 17, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 17, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 17, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am and 12pm through October.

The tour will step off promptly, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • October 17, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 17, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 18, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 18, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am and 12pm through October.

The tour will step off promptly, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • October 18, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 18, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 21, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am and 12pm through October.

The tour will step off promptly, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • October 21, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 21, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 22, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am and 12pm through October.

The tour will step off promptly, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • October 22, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 22, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 23, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am and 12pm through October.

The tour will step off promptly, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • October 23, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 23, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Farm Market

  • October 24, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

WE NO LONGER REQUIRE RESERVATIONS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY A LIMITED NUMBER OF PATRONS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE MARKET AT ONE TIME; THERE MAY BE A LINE AT THE ENTRANCE.

In order to comply with NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets guidelines, we have instituted the following new rules and procedures for the 2020 season for the safety of our patrons, vendors, and staff:
• Please follow the signs for our separate entrance and exit.
• Masks must be worn at all times by everyone attending the market. Vendors are also required to wear gloves. Each vendor stall will have hand sanitizer; additional hand sanitizer will be available at the market manager’s table.
• Only one patron may be in a vendor booth at once; each vendor will have a waiting line with 6-foot spacing.
• No sampling allowed. Products will be pre-packaged to the extent possible. Contactless forms of payment are preferred.
• We ask that you refrain from socializing and do not linger while in the Market area.
NY STATE TRAVEL ADVISORY

Please note that these rules are subject to change as we see changes in allowable activities and the re-opening of New York.

 


  • October 24, 2020
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 24, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 24, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

John Jay began developing approximately 750 acres of land in the Bedford area as an income-producing farm in 1787, strictly as an investment at first; later to become his home in retirement. His descendants lived here into the 1950s. As you walk around the property on this guided tour, you will see many features developed by the different generations of the Jay family. Advanced registration required. Offered Wednesday through Sunday at 10am and 12pm through October.

The tour will step off promptly, departing from the front of the Carriage Barn.


  • October 24, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 24, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm