Posts Tagged ‘The Morris Jumel Mansion’

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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