Researching the World Tour of John Jay Ide and L. Gordon Hamerlsey

Photo of John Jay Ide on camel in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza and some scaffolding around the Sphinx, part of the excavation project.  (John Jay Ide Collection at Jay Heritage Center) By Will Thurman Growing up in…

Brick by Brick – Unearthing 18th Century History

BY CHRIS PARKER Believe it or not, the most exciting part of my summer last August was finding a brick. To fulfill my Eagle Scout requirement to design and lead a community service project, I decided to volunteer at the…

“This place … helped to nurture my passion for history”

BY SEAN CURRAN Over my time volunteering at the Jay Heritage Center, I have come to realize how much unique American history is contained within. Every time I arrive at the Center I am treated with a new adventure and…

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…