The Iceman Cometh: An Interview with Bruce MacDonald

BY LANDY ERLICK Bruce MacDonald is the President of Ashwood Restoration.  He has worked with many notable historic site professionals, architects, and preservationists, including craftsmen at Historic Hudson Valley, Philip Johnson, Toshio Odate, Stuart Elliot, members the National Trust for…

A Harrison Historian Comes to Rye

BY LANDY ERLICK  Barbara Specht is the Assistant Program Director at the Jay Heritage Center.  (Pictured above left with her husband Alan Drewry). Here, she shares some stories, insight, and even book recommendations. Were you always interested in historical sites? Yes,…

Ask an Archaeologist: Interview with Dr. Eugene Boesch

BY LANDY ERLICK  Dr. Eugene Boesch is an archaeology professor and anthropologist.  He specializes in PaleoIndian history and has conducted several digs here at the Jay Heritage Center. Here are his thoughts on his experiences, discoveries, and craftsmanship in Rye, across…