Events for January to July 2017

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Information on our next three events may be found below.

Thematic Tour: John Jay and Alexander Hamilton

February 25, 2017 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

In celebration of the 226th anniversary of the establishment of the National Bank, take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting the relationship between John Jay and National Bank founder, Alexander Hamilton. Tours leave from the Glass Porch at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

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 for students.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 124

Thematic Tour: The Federalist Papers and the Constitution

March 9, 2017 1:00 pm–6:00 pm

John Jay was a Federalist and believed in the need for a strong, centralized government.  Along with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, Jay wrote the Federalist Papers to encourage Constitutional ratification.  Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House that discusses the Federalist papers and the Constitutional controversy. Tours leave from the Glass Porch at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event


Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.