Health and Illness in a Greener Haven

To the Jay Family and many others, Westchester was a haven of cleaner and safer living standards, a comfortable distance from overcrowded New York City yet close enough to the bustling city for individuals to maintain business or familial connections.…

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

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…

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…

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