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.
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.
Happy birthday, James Madison! Our fourth president and Virginia native, James Madison, co-authored The Federalist Papers with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. Madison and Jay were instrumental in the ratification of the United States Constitution in 1787, but diverged politically afterwards when Madison aligned with Thomas Jefferson and his Democratic-Republicans. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House highlighting the relationship between these two Founding Fathers.Tours depart from the glass porch of the Main House at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.