Events for January 2020 through June 2020

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Information on our next three events may be found below.

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 14, 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 14, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 14, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Historic Landscape Tour

  • October 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 15, 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 15, 2020
    10:00 am - 11:00 am
  • October 15, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

 

Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.