Events for January 2019 through July 2019

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Information on our next three events may be found below.

The Founders Lecture with Henry Louis Gates, Jr

  • October 18, 20196:00 pm–8:00 pm

Join us for an evening with Henry Louis Gates, Jr at our Annual Founders Lecture!

Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, author, scholar, journalist, cultural critic, mentor to a generation of scholars, and institution builder, Gates is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has authored or co-authored twenty-one books and created fifteen documentary films.

The recipient of fifty-five honorary degrees and numerous prizes, he was a member of the first class of Fellows of the MacArthur Foundation in 1981, and in 1998, became the first African American scholar to be awarded the National Humanities Medal. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  He has received grant funding to develop a Finding Your Roots curriculum to teach students science through genetics and genealogy.

His most recent project, released in February, is the PBS documentary Reconstruction:  America After the Civil War, and the co-released book Stony The Road:  Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow.

 

If you cannot attend, we hope you will consider making a donation.

Thank you for your support of Friends of John Jay Homestead!


  • October 18, 20196:00 pm–8:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Alexander Hamilton

  • October 19, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

John Jay and Alexander Hamilton were the two most influential New Yorkers in the early republic.  To celebrate the anniversary of the first of the Federalist articles, now known collectively as The Federalist Papers, being published on October 27, 1787, take a tour that explores the relationship between these two men and how their ideas helped shape the country.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • October 19, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

Thematic Tour—John Jay & Alexander Hamilton

  • October 24, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

John Jay and Alexander Hamilton were the two most influential New Yorkers in the early republic.  To celebrate the anniversary of the first of the Federalist articles, now known collectively as The Federalist Papers, being published on October 27, 1787, take a tour that explores the relationship between these two men and how their ideas helped shape the country.

The number of tickets available for each tour is strictly limited. We strongly recommend you purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that all members of your party are required to have a ticket for admittance, even if there is no fee associated with their ticket. Tickets are transferable, but not refundable.


  • October 24, 20192:00 pm–3:00 pm

 

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.