Events for July 2017 to January 2018

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Information on our next three events may be found below.

Thematic Tour: John Jay and George Washington

February 24, 2018 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Happy birthday, George Washington! George Washington respected John Jay so much that, as president, he gave Jay his choice of job in the new administration. Join us on a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House to explore the close relationship between these two leaders of our early Republic.Tours depart from the glass porch of the Main House at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Thematic Tour: Women of the Jay Family

March 1, 2018 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

Sarah, Nancy, Eleanor and the rest! Six generations of strong, educated women lived at John Jay’s Bedford House. Their stories shed light on the roles of women in upper class homes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting the lives of the Jay women.Tours depart from the glass porch of the Main House at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.

Price: Free Event

Scholars Lecture - "Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution"

March 13, 2018 6:30 pm–8:30 pm

Tuesday, March 13.  Nathaniel Philbrick, Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. Philbrick gives a challenging and sympathetic interpretation of the relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold, who was a hero, brilliant general, and close confidant before he became a traitor.  Valiant Ambition has won the George Washington Book Prize; Philbrick is also the author of 10 other books, and winner of many book prizes and awards, including a National Book Award (In the Heart of the Sea), and Pulitzer Prize finalist (Mayflower).

All lectures take place in the Iselin Wing at John Jay Homestead. Registration and refreshments begin at 6:30 pm. Lectures begin at 7 pm.
$25; $20 for members. Limited free seating is available for students.

Price: $20.00

Available Spaces: 73

 

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.