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Experience John Jay’s historic Bedford House as it takes on the glow of candlelight to celebrate the holiday season. These unique guided tours focus on holiday traditions and decorations of the 1820s. Tours are offered on Wednesday, December 20th; Thursday, December, 21st; and Friday, December 22nd at 5:00pm, 5:30pm, 6:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:00pm. Admission: $15…

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On Saturday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 9th, from 10am to 2pm, our museum gift shop will be open for the holiday season. Browse our expanded selection of merchandise, including many gift items featuring images of John Jay’s Historic Bedford House, Bedford Farm, and the newly installed historic wallpaper found in John Jay’s Office. Books for history…

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A festive fundraiser, the Barn Dance celebrates its 20th Anniversary with the return of pig racing! Enjoy a country barbecue, a pizza truck, music by local bands, a campfire and more. Tickets are available at the door.

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Join us on our 3rd annual First Day Family Fun and kick-start your New Year’s resolutions with a hike at John Jay Homestead. The first 200 participants will receive a free commemorative fleece scarf. Pick up your self-guided historic landscape tour at 1pm in our main parking lot. Then warm up by the bonfire with…

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John Jay Homestead State Historic Site is excited to be offering evening holiday tours for the first time in two decades.  These limited candle light tours will take you through John Jay’s 1820s retirement home to discover what the winter holiday season would have been like for Jay and his family.  Period decorations, historic foods…

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PokémonGo – the latest gaming craze that utilizes augmented reality – has come to John Jay Homestead! Visit PokéStops and PokéGyms, collect PokéBalls, and catch Pokémon. The grounds of the Homestead are open from Sunrise to Sunset every day. Don’t forget to look inside the buildings too – the Carriage Barn Education & Visitor Center…

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A May 5, 2016 New York Times ArtsBeat blog post and May 6, 2016 article hail the discovery of a missing John Jay manuscript. Jay’s copy of Federalist #2 was found at the Brooklyn Historical Society. John Jay, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison anonymously wrote and published The Federalist Papers, urging ratification of the proposed United…

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Emily S. Grand has been named Executive Director of Friends of John Jay Homestead, it was announced today by Friends President, Heather Langham. Ms. Grand replaces Ruth Sonshine who served as Executive Director from May 2014 until stepping down this month. Prior to Ms. Sonshine, the position was held by Wendy…