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John Jay Homestead

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400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
914-232-5651 http://johnjayhomestead.org/

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February 2018

Thematic Tour: John Jay and George Washington

February 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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George-Washington

Happy birthday, George Washington! George Washington respected John Jay so much that, as president, he gave Jay his choice of job in the new administration. Join us on a docent-led tour of John Jay’s Bedford House to explore the close relationship between these two leaders of our early Republic.Tours depart from the glass porch of the Main House at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.

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March 2018

Thematic Tour: Women of the Jay Family

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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sarah-livington-jay

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.

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Scholars Lecture – Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

March 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Nathaniel_Philbrick

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…

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Thematic Tour: John Jay and James Madison

March 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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James-Madison

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…

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April 2018

Thematic Tour: John Jay and Thomas Jefferson

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
John Jay Homestead, 400 Jay Street
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Thomas-Jefferson

Happy Birthday Thomas Jefferson! John Jay and Thomas Jefferson were constant adversaries during their political careers, but became friends and corresponded often during retirement. Take a docent-led tour of John Jay's Bedford House highlighting the relationship between Jay and Jefferson.Tours depart from the glass porch of the Main House at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. Regular admission fees apply.

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