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Jumel Terrace: A neighborhood with a connection to Hamilton—the man and the musical | Brick Underground

Jumel Terrace: A neighborhood with a connection to Hamilton—the man and the musical | Brick Underground

By Marjorie Cohen The Jumel Terrace Historic District is one the most interesting neighborhoods in upper Manhattan, and it happens to be full of history. That’s probably why Lin-Manuel Miranda chose the Morris-Jumel Mansion (for which the area is named) as a setting in which to write parts of his hit musical. That’s right, Tony-darling Miranda wrote two of his […]


Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan’s oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

Morris-Jumel Mansion: Secrets of Manhattan's oldest home, in Washington Heights | am New York

By Brian Levinson Think you have to travel to Disney World to visit a haunted mansion? Think again. There’s one in Washington Heights, just a few blocks from the C train. Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s oldest house. Built by a British colonel in 1765, it was once a 130-acre farm that stretched from the Hudson […]


2/6/2016: Black History Month Docent Tour @ Morris Jumel Mansion

2/6/2016: Black History Month Docent Tour @ Morris Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion (65 Jumel Terrace) Saturday, February 6, 2016 12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. Take a guided, in-depth tour of Manhattan’s oldest house, led by one of Morris Jumel Mansion’s expert docents, Gregory Washington. Today’s tour will highlight the history of African-Americans at the Mansion and surrounding neighborhood. Take a guided, in-depth tour of Manhattan’s oldest house, […]


Spread Love: The Alving Estate @ The Morris-Jumel Mansion

Spread Love: The Alving Estate @ The Morris-Jumel Mansion

The Alving Estate is an immersive, site-sympathetic theatrical experience adapted from Ibsen’s Ghosts & set in the 1950’s – where audiences are free to choose their own narrative. Brought on as prospectively employed household help, the audience is adorned with surgical masks and white cotton gloves; they are launched into the center of a story […]


Spread Love: Morris-Jumel Mansion’s Culture and Arts Festival 250 Edition

Spread Love: Morris-Jumel Mansion's Culture and Arts Festival 250 Edition

On October 31st, Halloween day, Morris-Jumel Mansion will host the fourth-annual Culture and Arts Festival. One of New York City’s most beloved community events, the Festival (called CAFé for short) gathers uptown Manhattan’s finest artists, musicians, artisans and restaurateurs or an afternoon of performance, craft and tastings. This year, CAFé coincides with Morris-Jumel’s 250th Anniversary. […]


Musical, book put Alexander Hamilton on history buffs’ radar | Chronicle Herald

Musical, book put Alexander Hamilton on history buffs’ radar | Chronicle Herald

BY Beth J. Harpaz | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s a fine time for history geeks with a thing for Alexander Hamilton. A hip-hop-and-history musical called Hamilton — inspired by an 800-page biography — recently opened off-Broadway and is sold out for months. Fans of the man, book or musical can also visit a variety of […]


indiegogo Spotlight: Help Restore the Morris-Jumel Mansion

indiegogo Spotlight: Help Restore the Morris-Jumel Mansion

Manhattan’s oldest house needs your help! Any home needs some TLC, but a 248-year-old house needs some extra care! Need: With your help we will raise $40,000 over the next 40 days to restore the exterior of the building. Not only would we like the Mansion to appear as welcoming as possible, but external restorations […]


Lecture on the War of 1812 in American Caricature @ the Morris-Jumel Mansion this Saturday

Lecture on the War of 1812 in American Caricature @ the Morris-Jumel Mansion this Saturday

Saturday, January 14 from 2pm – 3pm Lecture: The War of 1812 in American Caricature Art historian Dr. Allison Stagg will examine key events from the War of 1812 by exploring satirical visual imagery. Caricatures of this period, although printed hastily, expose how people in America felt and how they responded to the War of […]


The Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture & Arts Festival In Pictures

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy)


The Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture & Arts Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

The Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture & Arts Festival Kicks Off Tomorrow

There’s always something new at Manhattan’s oldest house.  The first ever Morris-Jumel Mansion Culture and Arts Festival – MJM CAFé – kicks off on October 15, 2011.  The MJM CAFé will feature the vibrant music, artistry, crafts and cuisine that make Washington Heights and the neighboring communities of Harlem and Inwood so diverse and dynamic. […]


Manhattan's Oldest Home Has Presidential Roots | NY1.com

By: Roger Clark A historical mansion in Washington Heights holds the distinction of playing host to the nation’s first president. The Morris-Jumel Mansion — the oldest house in Manhattan — was built in 1765 by British Colonel Roger Morris and his American wife and later purchased by the Jumel family in 1810. “In addition to having […]


Dig it! Voices: Our Young People Speak Tonight & Sunday

People’s Theatre Project and Seven Stories Institute in partnership with the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood and the Morris-Jumel Mansion present A theatrical collage of music, words and movement created and performed by local teens. Inspired by Howard Zinn’s Young People’s History of the United States and their own life experiences, the young actors […]


George Washington & The Creation of the Presidency @ The Morris-Jumel Mansion This Saturday

Untrodden Ground: George Washington & The Creation of the Presidency Saturday May 14th, 1 PM – 2:30 PM This lecture will focus on the presidency of George Washington while the capital was located in New York, as well as the temporary relocation to Philadelphia. Speaker Jimmy Napoli is an independent historian and runs the “Outside In” Tour Company. The event is […]


HIDDEN CITY: WASHINGTON HEIGHTS

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Trish Mayo Yesterday, NBC New York online posted an amazing video that delved into the remarkable hidden history of Washington Heights. New York Nonstop’s Lynda Baquero and Rolando Pujol of AMNewYork dig into the rich historical background of this neighborhood from the colonial era Morris Jumel Mansion to a […]


LOOKING AHEAD: THE UC'S LIST OF THINGS TO DO

Old School NYC Opens Friday, September 17th – El Museo Del Barrio 1230 5th Ave @104 St. For the most part, I thought Latinos were relative newcomers to NYC; the Nueva York (1613-1945) exhibit at El Museo Del Barrio proves otherwise. Presented in collaboration with the New-York Historical Society, this intriguing exhibition reveals the powerful […]

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