Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 11:30 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Jay Heritage Center
210 Boston Post Road
Rye, NY 10580

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Suzanne Clary, Jay Heritage Center
Jay Heritage Center


Join us for the launch of Revolutionary Westchester 250! with a full day of family-friendly fun. Learn about life during the turbulent times of John Jay, Benedict Arnold, Ann Miller, Aaron Palmer and George Washington. Meet CBS anchor and Yonkers First Lady, Mary Calvi, author of Dear George, Dear Mary: A Novel of George Washington’s First Love, Mary Philipse. Purchase a lunch bite from one of our food trucks. Stroll the historic grounds where John Jay returned to celebrate the treaty he forged to end the Revolutionary War! A very special highlight will be a performance by the Hearts of Oak Militia. The Hearts of Oak militia was based in colonial New York and formed in 1775. Militia members included students at King's College (now Columbia University) most notably, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay's brother Frederick Jay. The group has a fife and drum corps that will perform from 11:30 - 12 and again from 1:00 to 1:30. 

Don't miss this grand assembly of re-enactors and musicians! In the afternoon, adults will be welcomed by the Honorable George Latimer who will introduce a panel led by Revolutionary Westchester 250 Director Constance Kehoe and Westchester Historical Society Executive Director Katie Hite.  Noted historians and heritage place makers will cover a diversity of topics including: The Quakers in Westchester County during the Revolutionary War by noted author Gray Williams; America’s First Integrated Regiment at Yorktown and the story of commemorating the 1st Rhode Island Regiment at Pines Bridge with George Harmon and Olney Reynolds; The Battle of Edgars Lane Re-Remembered with Frederick Charles of Hastings; Tales of Adventure, Espionage and Patriotism at the Center of the Fight for Independence with Irvington historian Erik Weiselberg

This day-long FREE Program has been organized by Revolutionary Westchester 250 in cooperation with The Westchester County Historical Society, Jay Heritage Center, The African American Advisory Board of Westchester and the Westchester County Office of Tourism. For further information and updates as they happen: www.jayheritagecenter.org or 1776RW250@gmail.com

Let's start a revolution...and educate people about the real men and women behind America's Independence! The program is ideal for students and educators as well as historical society members throughout Westchester. We will have a welcome table for pamphlets and brochures to publicize future #RevolutionaryWestchester250 events leading up to 2026.