We're thrilled about what 2021 has in store for the Jay Estateso far this year our speakers include two Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, two mega-bestselling historians, and a slate of acclaimed culinary writers. Here's an early peek at our 2021 schedule:
January 14 at 6pm
JHC starts the year with a virtual conversation, Culinary Justice: Exploring Cultural Resilience Through the History of Food. Panelists include award-winning culinary writer Michael W. Twitty, author of The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South, and Lavada Nahon, a culinary historian, educator, and independent scholar, who is the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation’s first Interpreter of African American History. The panel will be moderated by JHC’s newest trustee, environmental writer Lori Fontanes.
February 9 at 6pm
Samantha Power, former US Ambassador to the United Nations and a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, will join us for an evening of conversation about current events and her bestselling new book, The Education of an Idealist. President Obama called the memoir a "must-read for anyone who cares about our role in a changing world." Program is FREE and registrants will receive a copy of the book while supplies last.
February 11 at 7pm
Gretchen Sorin, the acclaimed author of Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights (which inspired a documentary of the same name by Ric Burns) returns to JHC to share her compelling account of the impact of automobile transportation on the Civil Rights movement.

In 1998, when JHC was a new nonprofit, Sorin urged our leadership to "remind Americans of the struggles of the framers of the Constitution and the courts and to connect those struggles with present day concerns about civil rights and civil liberties"a message that is more relevant than ever today. Program is FREE and registrants will receive her book while supplies last.
February 23 at 6pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Tom Ricks will discuss his bestselling new book, First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country.
March 8 at 6pm
Who made it onto the BBC's list of "Ten Women Who Ruled the World?" Find out during Women's History Month. We've invited bestselling historian and Wall Street Journal columnist Dr. Amanda Foreman to give us a behind the scenes account of her documentary, “The Ascent of Woman,” and preview her forthcoming book, The World Made by Women.
October 1 at 6pm
David Grann is the bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI and also a Rye resident. Don't miss this very special fall program!
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Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580 

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