Friends of John Jay Homestead invite you to join us for On the Farm (at Home)!

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For the latest information on visiting New York State Parks During the COVID-19 Outbreak please click HERE:

New York state parks, trails, and grounds of historic sites are open for solitary outdoor recreation. To encourage social distancing during this crisis;
• All indoor visitor facilities, such as nature centers, visitor centers, and historic houses, will be CLOSED to the public until further notice.
If you do plan on visiting, it should be for a solitary nature break. Please limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact, and avoid activities where you may come in close contact with other people. If you arrive at a park and crowds are forming, choose a different park, a different trail or return another time/day to visit. We appreciate your support and patience as we navigate this public health crisis together.

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Object of the Week
John Jay’s Sword

We usually offer a series of collections-based programming this time of year, but with the historic house closed in response to  COVID-19, we are instead highlighting some collections items in a series of short videos. Watch Collections Manager Arthur Benware’s video presentation on John Jay’s Sword. Check back for a new video each week!

On The Farm (at Home) Tickets Now Available!

Friends of John Jay Homestead invite you to join us for On the Farm (at Home) on Saturday, June 13! Pick up ‘Dinner in a Box’ from John Jay Homestead prepared by Farmer and the Fish, designed by La Maison Fete between 4:30pm and 5:30pm at John Jay Homestead. Should social distancing guidelines relax significantly,…

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Enjoy John Jay Homestead while you’re stuck at home!

John Jay Homestead State Historic Site has launched new digital content you can enjoy from home. These fun, interactive activities allow you to experience history while historic house tours are suspended. Learn more about the collection by exploring the Object of the Day or try to solve one of history’s mysteries by being an Object Detective. A…

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John Jay featured in The Wall of Spies (and on NPR)

MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: And I’m about to take you inside an unusual museum – unusual because most people will never see it. Normally, you need a top-secret security clearance to get up here. So we’ve just walked down. You’ve just pulled back the curtain. And what are we looking at? BILL EVANINA: The very…

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