June 2018 Newsletter
2018 Memorial Day Observance
Rain stayed in abeyance for Rye's 2018 Memorial Day Parade and an observance of national service at the private Jay Cemetery later the same day. For the 5th year, the Jay Heritage Center and its youngest patriotic supporters waved flags from our ever popular horse drawn "Path Through History" carriage. Their parents marched alongside as they made their way down Purchase Street led by County Executive George Latimer and members of the Rye City Council.

Westchester Historical Society to Recognize Historians and Preservationists with Sy Schulman History Award
Saturday, June 16 at 2pm at the John Jay Homestead

Winners of the award have demonstrated a strong commitment to historical research, historic preservation, and/or the teaching of local history, and have, as a result, elevated the public’s appreciation of the history of Westchester County. This year’s  Awardees  are:  Suzanne Clary, President, Jay Heritage Center , Rye;  George Pouder , member of the  North Castle Historical Society  and historian of Civil War cemeteries in Armonk; and the  Friends of Bedford Burying Grounds , a group of volunteers dedicated to preserving and conserving Bedford’s historic cemeteries.

Rain Doesn't Deter True Sailors!

May’s sustained deluges couldn’t deter true mariners who came out on Wednesday evening, May 16th , to hear New York Yacht Club Historian and author  John Rousmaniere  speak. And only an accomplished seaman and writer like Rousmaniere could synthesize over a century of advances and translate them into such a robust and mesmerizing narrative! Pictured bove L-R John Rousmaniere , JHC Board Member Sam Croll and Richard Vietor , former President of the Board of Mystic Seaport

It's one thing to learn about history. Even better to see where it really happened. In May, we had over 1000 combined visitors and volunteers including Girl Scout Troop 1915 (Midland 3rd Grade), travelers from Scotland, students from Cecil H Parker School, Mount Vernon, the Boys and Girls Club of New Rochelle and New Rochelle Bar Association.

Have you been to the Jay Estate yet?
Join us for tours of the Mansion every Sunday from 2 -5pm

Volunteer Docent Jeff DeToro with a school group. School field trips like these are FREE thanks to funding received from New York State Parks and Con Edison
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Jay Heritage Center at the Jay Estate
A National Historic Landmark
210 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY 10580  

(photo by JHC Member Paul Hicks)  

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