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…

“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…

200 Years Later: Siblings & Soirées

BY LANDY ERLICK While the Jay family's ancestral home in Rye was not deeded to Peter Augustus Jay until September of 1822, Peter and his family were already spending many of their summers at the country residence by 1814.  We have considerable…