|About||Stewards of childhood home of Founding Father John Jay. Programs in American History, Social Justice, Architecture & Landscape. NY Path Through History|
|Mission||Preserving, Protecting and Interpreting American History and Landscape at the historic Jay Estate|
News and photos about ongoing historic preservation activities, talks, camps and concerts at the historic Jay Estate in Rye.
The Jay Estate is the centerpiece of a National Historic Landmark, an irreplaceable cultural and natural resource, which illustrates the evolution of democracy and architecture in the United States.
JHC's sustainable stewardship of the estate was recently recognized on July 9, 2013 by New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYOPRHP) which entrusted sensitive restoration of an additional 21.5 acres of parkland to JHC in a model private-public partnership agreement. 4 additional historic structures will be rehabilitated with energy efficiency in mind as will 4 outdoor garden spaces. Using these "classrooms" JHC will expand upon its curricula of innovative programs.
Two of the primary venues on the site, the 1838 Jay Mansion and the 1907 Van Norden Carriage House, are consistently furnished with citizens and ideas, not just artifacts. Just as the architects of our nation's government pursued self improvement through dialogue about our nation's most relevant topics, we promote learning through interactive experiences. Our lectures, concerts, and children's camps are led by prominent experts and academics in a variety of disciplines from sustainability to legal history to archaeology.
Operationally, we synthesize the best management practices and technology in restoration and historic preservation while also incorporating new methods of adaptive reuse and energy efficiency. We form lasting partnerships with other non-profits and educational institutions to expand the reach and impact of our work.
1993 Designated a National Historic Landmark
2004 Designated a member site on the African American Heritage Trail of Westchester County
2009 Designated a member of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area for Architecture, Landscape, Sustainability and Freedom & Dignity
2013 Added to the New York State Path Through History for Civil Rights
2013 Awarded Stewardship of the 23 Acre Jay Estate through a Private-Public Partnership Agreement with NY State Parks and Westchester County Parks
2013 Garden Club of America Award for Historic Preservation
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