Descendants of Two Patriots Help Preserve Portraits of the Founders

Historic gifts by descendants of William K. Constable and John Jay tell a narrative about one of the post famous portraits of George Washington

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

A 1926 scrapbook captures a world tour frozen in time with photos of the Pyramids and more

Dr. J. C. Jay, Jr. and Observations About Cholera in Germany 1866

BY JACK ENGEL  Disease and threats to peace were constant worries in 18th and 19th century America and abroad. Not surprisingly, the health and well being of others is a uniting thread throughout the many Jay family letters in our…

Brick by Brick – Unearthing 18th Century History

Eagle Scouts assisted Dr. Eugene Boesch in doing shovel tests at the Jay Estate. Their exploration revealed what appears to be a 17th or early 18th century dwelling.

“My dream of teaching others”

BY ZACHARY MOHAMED The ivory columns give way to a dramatic view of the Long Island Sound. As I arrive at the small but magnificent house, I spot the stern portraits of John Jay beside the French furniture, and a…

The Garden Restoration Project is a Go!

BY TAYLOR MAURER With a vision of historically accurate beauty in mind and the funds needed now in hand (with thanks to our donors as well as a New York State grant), the Jay Heritage Center sat down with Nelson…