Morris-Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion There's always something new at Manhattan's oldest house!
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#2020Census Time is running out! Respond to the 2020 Census today to help make sure your community does not miss outon f...
09/20/2020

#2020Census Time is running out! Respond to the 2020 Census today to help make sure your community does not miss out
on funding and representation for the next 10 years. Learn more and complete your form at
2020CENSUS.GOV.
#WashingtonHeights #Inwood #NYC #everyonecounts

"I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.Whatever I see I swallow immediatelyJust as it is, unmisted by love or ...
09/20/2020

"I am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions.
Whatever I see I swallow immediately
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
I am not cruel, only truthful ‚
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over...."

--Excerpt from "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath

📷: Mirror in #Aaron Burr's bedchamber, Photo by Trish Mayo
#MuseumMomentofZen #MorrisJumelMansion #historichouses #NYC

#SpookySaturday There's a noticeable chill in the air and #October is around the corner. Next month on 10/21, #MorrisJum...
09/19/2020

#SpookySaturday There's a noticeable chill in the air and #October is around the corner. Next month on 10/21, #MorrisJumel will be talking with a few of its Historic House Trust of New York City sister houses about our #ghostly inhabitants and #paranormal encounters. Register now for our "Historic House Museums and the Paranormal" Virtual Parlor Chat! 👻 🎃 🕸️
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Waz_tAJjTAGw8_OCMwFDFQ
Photo: Trish Mayo @hhtnyc
Historic Richmond Town Merchant's House Museum #Halloween #VirtualParlorChat #historichouses #ghosts #nyhistory #NYC

#FlashbackFriday #WashingtonHeights and #Inwood have been home to #emigrants from around the world for centuries. What w...
09/18/2020

#FlashbackFriday #WashingtonHeights and #Inwood have been home to #emigrants from around the world for centuries. What was life like for German-speaking Jewish #immigrants and African Americans as these neighborhoods began to become home for Dominicans and other Spanish-speakers in the 1950s and 1960s? Check out the Leo Baeck Institute's virtual exhibition Refuge in the Heights: https://www.lbi.org/exhibitions/virtual-refuge-heights/changing-neighborhood/

📷: Inside the 1 Train, 1960s. YM and YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood
#nyhistory #nationalhispanicheritagemonth #RoshHashanah #jewishhistory #BlackHistory

#ConstitutionDay "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure d...
09/17/2020

#ConstitutionDay "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

#OTD in 1787, the US Constitution was #ratified. Learn more about how the #Constitution continues to shape our lives as a living document: https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/in-the-classroom

📸: Nari Ward, "We the People (black version)," 2015. Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

When #ElizaJumel ordered a suite of furniture from #DuncanPhyfe in the 1820s, he was one of the most famous and fashiona...
09/16/2020

When #ElizaJumel ordered a suite of furniture from #DuncanPhyfe in the 1820s, he was one of the most famous and fashionable #cabinetmakers in the city. To keep up with demand, he had multiple shops and a large workshop and warehouse in #NYC, including this one at 168-172 Fulton Street. Learn more about #Phyfe and his work, as well as #MorrisJumel's Octagon Room suite at 7 pm. Virtual Parlor Chat tonight. Details: https://www.morrisjumel.org/virtual-parlor-chats

📸: The Shop and Warehouse of Duncan Phyfe, 168–172 Fulton Street, New York City, c. 1816. Formerly attributed to John Rubens Smith. Rogers Fund, 1922. 22.28.1 The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

#TriviaTuesday #DidYouKnow that former #vicepresident #AaronBurr (who died 184 years ago this week) supported #womensrig...
09/15/2020

#TriviaTuesday #DidYouKnow that former #vicepresident #AaronBurr (who died 184 years ago this week) supported #womensrights, the immediate #abolition of #slavery in #NYS in 1785 and the rights of #naturalized #immigrants? #Burr is often overshadowed by his fateful #duel with #Hamilton but there is much more to the #history of this complicated man. More: https://avenuemagazine.com/aaron-burr-secret-life-history/

#ElizaJumel #MorrisJumelMansion #nyhistory

#MansionMonday Feast your eyes upon this sumptuous detail from a #DuncanPhyfe designed chair in #MJM's Octagon Room!This...
09/14/2020

#MansionMonday Feast your eyes upon this sumptuous detail from a #DuncanPhyfe designed chair in #MJM's Octagon Room!This custom suite of #furniture was made in the popular #Empire style, which started in #France and was inspired by motifs from #Napoleon's archeological campaigns in #Egypt, as well as ancient #Greek and #Roman styles. Learn more about Empire design and #Phyfe the famous furniture-maker in our next Virtual Parlor Chat at 7 pm. this Wed. 9/16. Register: http://ow.ly/RyZ750BqcjK
#interiordesign #historichouses #ElizaJumel #decorativearts @hhtnyc

Happy #Caturday! Perhaps you've met one of our community #cats during your walks around #MorrisJumelMansion? Our friend ...
09/12/2020

Happy #Caturday! Perhaps you've met one of our community #cats during your walks around #MorrisJumelMansion? Our friend here was named Madame Jumel after #ElizaJumel before we realized that she was actually a he! I wonder what he is dreaming about?
Share your guesses in the chat.

#Remember911 We hold the families and friends of those who were lost, #NYC, and this nation in our thoughts today as we ...
09/11/2020

#Remember911 We hold the families and friends of those who were lost, #NYC, and this nation in our thoughts today as we observe the 19th anniversary of Sept. 11. Wishing all comfort and solace today, and every day. 📸: T Mayo
#nyhistory #community #memory @hhtnyc

TOMORROW SAT 9/12: Join musician & educator Annette Aguilar from 1-2 pm for #ConEdFamilyDay! Explore a distanced drummin...
09/11/2020

TOMORROW SAT 9/12: Join musician & educator Annette Aguilar from 1-2 pm for #ConEdFamilyDay! Explore a distanced drumming circle w/ many percussion instruments on the #MJM patio. This #fun #family #activity is FREE w/ registration & health survey. Learn more & sign up: https://www.morrisjumel.org/upcoming-events/2020/9/12/con-edison-family-day
📸: M Palma @hhtnyc

SATURDAY: Join musician & educator Annette Aguilar at 1 pm. for our 9/12 #ConEdFamilyDay as she invites kids, families, ...
09/10/2020

SATURDAY: Join musician & educator Annette Aguilar at 1 pm. for our 9/12 #ConEdFamilyDay as she invites kids, families, & friends to participate in a distanced drumming circle with various percussion instruments on the #MJM patio. This fun workshop is FREE with registration & health survey; learn more and sign up now: https://www.morrisjumel.org/upcoming-events/2020/9/12/con-edison-family-day
📸: Michael Palma
#music #kidsactivity #musicworkshop @hhtnyc

TODAY: Bienvenidos! Welcome back to the #Mansion for #ReopeningDay today! We are open from 11 am. until 5 pm. with timed...
09/10/2020

TODAY: Bienvenidos! Welcome back to the #Mansion for #ReopeningDay today! We are open from 11 am. until 5 pm. with timed tickets and have some new experiences and content for you, including:

🌸 Self-guided interior tour (available 1:00 - 5:00 pm)

🌸 Mansion & Grounds Orientation with a (socially distanced) docent (11:00 am)

🌸 New #Exhibition: "From Mansion To Museum: The Transformation of an Iconic Building"

🌸 New Stories: select historical narratives that share the contributions of Black and African Americans and women at our site including Anne Northup (wife of #SolomonNorthup who wrote #TwelveYearsASlave)

🌸 All interpretative, directional, and way-finding signs are now available in English and Spanish. (Funding for these and history research initiatives was made possible by Humanities New York and the New York Community Trust. )

🌸New Hours and Timed Tickets: Thursday - Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. with health survey

All tickets are timed entry and reserved online, and entry includes taking a health survey. Learn more and plan your visit to #Manhattan's Oldest House today!
https://www.morrisjumel.org/covid19

#MorrisJumelMansion #nyhistory #RogerMorrisPark @hhtnyc
#WashingtonHeights #Inwood #nyc #WelcomeBack
📸: T. Mayo

TOMORROW: We are ready and so excited to welcome you back to the #Mansion for #ReopeningDay from 11 am. until 5 pm.! We'...
09/09/2020

TOMORROW: We are ready and so excited to welcome you back to the #Mansion for #ReopeningDay from 11 am. until 5 pm.! We've got some new experiences and content for you, including:

🌸 Self-guided interior tour (available 1:00 - 5:00 pm)

🌸 Mansion & Grounds Orientation with a (socially distanced) docent (11:00 am)

🌸 New #Exhibition: "From Mansion To Museum: The Transformation of an Iconic Building"

🌸 New Stories: select historical narratives that share the contributions of Black and African Americans and women at our site including Anne Northup (wife of #SolomonNorthup who wrote #TwelveYearsASlave)

🌸 All interpretative, directional, and way-finding signs are now available in English and Spanish. (Funding for these and history research initiatives was made possible by Humanities New York and the New York Community Trust. )

🌸New Hours and Timed Tickets: Thursday - Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

All tickets are timed entry and reserved online, and entry includes taking a health survey. Learn more and plan your visit to Manhattan's Oldest House today! https://www.morrisjumel.org/covid19

#MorrisJumelMansion #nyhistory #RogerMorrisPark @hhtnyc

TOMORROW: We are ready and so excited to welcome you back to the #Mansion for #ReopeningDay from 11 am. until 5 pm.! We'...
09/09/2020

TOMORROW: We are ready and so excited to welcome you back to the #Mansion for #ReopeningDay from 11 am. until 5 pm.! We've got some new experiences and content for you, including:

🌸 Self-guided interior tour (available 1:00 - 5:00 pm)

🌸 Mansion & Grounds Orientation with a (socially distanced) docent (11:00 am)

🌸 New #Exhibition: "From Mansion To Museum: The Transformation of an Iconic Building"

🌸 New Stories: select historical narratives that share the contributions of Black and African Americans and women at our site including Anne Northup (wife of #SolomonNorthup who wrote #TwelveYearsASlave)

🌸 All interpretative, directional, and way-finding signs are now available in English and Spanish. (Funding for these and history research initiatives was made possible by Humanities New York and the New York Community Trust. )

🌸New Hours and Timed Tickets: Thursday - Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

All tickets are timed entry and reserved online, and entry includes taking a health survey. Learn more and plan your visit to Manhattan's Oldest House today! https://www.morrisjumel.org/covid19

#MorrisJumelMansion #nyhistory #RogerMorrisPark @hhtnyc

Thank you to everyone who came to the Park yesterday for our special socially-distanced #concert with #TheOverlook, as w...
09/08/2020

Thank you to everyone who came to the Park yesterday for our special socially-distanced #concert with #TheOverlook, as well as thank you to the musicians for sharing such beautiful #music with us. It was a much needed balm for the spirit and we enjoyed seeing all of you after such a long time. We look forward to seeing you again soon as we prepare for #MJM's public #reopening on 9/10!

#MorrisJumelMansion #WashingtonHeights #Inwood #Harlem #community #classicalmusic #RogerMorrisPark @hhtnyc

The Morris-Jumel Mansion continues to stand in solidarity with the Black Community and the fight to end systemic racism....
09/07/2020

The Morris-Jumel Mansion continues to stand in solidarity with the Black Community and the fight to end systemic racism. Earlier this summer @NYCParks created #Juneteenth Grove at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn to celebrate this historical #emancipation and the lives of those lost and began a program to repaint park benches in the colors of the globally recognized Pan-African Flag (Red, Black, and Green). Responding to a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation program, a bench in Roger Morris Park has been repainted. Today, we join with other parks partners and @historichousetrust properties including @kingmanor and @dyckmanfarmhouse in participating in this program and will unveil a bench in #RogerMorrisPark during a special #LaborDay pop-up concert with #TheOverlook, a string quartet who formed in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. Please join us in the park today at 4 pm. to mark this event and celebrate with the music of Black composers.
#WashingtonHeights #Inwood #BLM #equality #livemusic

Congratulations to our friends #TheOverlook and thanks to @BWWMusicWorld for the wonderful article! We are excited to ho...
09/07/2020
Laura Metcalf - cellist

Congratulations to our friends #TheOverlook and thanks to @BWWMusicWorld for the wonderful article! We are excited to host the concert today with you at 4 pm. Everyone, please bring your own seating and join us in the park! #LaborDay

TODAY: Join us at #MJM at 4 pm. for a special #LaborDay #concert with the amazing string quartet #TheOverlook! Come enjo...
09/07/2020

TODAY: Join us at #MJM at 4 pm. for a special #LaborDay #concert with the amazing string quartet #TheOverlook! Come enjoy #RogerMorrisPark while listening to #music highlighting the work of Black composers.

While seating on the terrace is limited to 20 people, visitors are welcome to bring their own seating and listen to the performance throughout the park. The concert will also be #livestreamed.

#MJM reopens to the public on Thurs. 9/10. We look forward to welcoming you back to the house! Details: http://ow.ly/u27950Bk25H

#livemusic #historichomes #WashingtonHeights #Inwood @hhtnyc

09/06/2020

TOMORROW, 9/7: Join us outside of #MorrisJumelMansion at 4 pm. for a special #LaborDay concert by #TheOverlook!

Formed in response to the Black Lives Matter movement, The Overlook is a string quartet dedicated to performing concert music in Upper Manhattan by Black composers. They frequently collaborate with living Black composers and songwriters, and seek out wrongfully-overlooked music to add to their growing repertoire. Prior to the COVID-19 shutdown, the players (violinists Monica Davis and Adda Kridler, violist Angela Pickett and cellist Laura Metcalf) enjoyed busy performance schedules both on tour and with groups such as award-winning string quintet Sybarite5 and in the orchestras of top Broadway musicals including Hamilton, Beetlejuice and Come From Away. Event capacity will be limited to 20 guests and audience members are encouraged to bring their own seating/picnic blankets for the concert.

No registration is required. Please drop-in and join us for this special Labor Day performance!

#free #livemusic #classicalmusic #outdoors #WashingtonHeights #RogerMorrisPark #sociallydistanced

Morris-Jumel Mansion is reopening to the general public Thursday, 9/10, with limited hours and capacity — but this weeke...
09/05/2020

Morris-Jumel Mansion is reopening to the general public Thursday, 9/10, with limited hours and capacity — but this weekend we are offering MJM Members are granted *exclusive* access to our period rooms!

Not a member? Follow the link in bio and become a member now to enjoy this exclusive experience, and be among the first to view our new exhibition, From Mansion to Museum.

Reserve your tickets for next week now (or become a member today and reserve a spot for this weekend) by clicking the link in bio or visiting MorrisJumel.org

Manhattan’s Oldest House hopes to see you soon!

#historichouse #morrisjumel #washingtonheights #newyork #reopening #museum #museums #membersonly #exclusive #nyc #ny

The Morris-Jumel Mansion continues to stand in solidarity with the Black Community and the fight to end systemic racism....
09/04/2020

The Morris-Jumel Mansion continues to stand in solidarity with the Black Community and the fight to end systemic racism. Responding to a New York City Department of Parks and Recreation program, a bench in #RogerMorrisPark has been repainted in the colors of the globally recognized Pan-African Flag (Red, Black, and Green). Earlier this summer @NYCParks created #Juneteenth Grove at Cadman Plaza in #Brooklyn to celebrate this historical emancipation and the lives of those lost. We join with other parks partners and @historichousetrust properties including @kingmanor and @dyckmanfarmhouse in participating in this program.

Our bench will be unveiled on Monday, September 7th during a special Labor Day pop-up concert with The Overlook, a string quartet who formed in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
#BLM #socialjustice #MorrisJumelMansion #nycparks @hhtnyc #reopening

#FeatureFriday We are excited to welcome you back to #MorrisJumelMansion! This weekend, Sept. 5th and Sept. 6th we will ...
09/04/2020

#FeatureFriday We are excited to welcome you back to #MorrisJumelMansion! This weekend, Sept. 5th and Sept. 6th we will have free drop-in museum admission for Museum #members and up to two guests from 1:00 - 5:00 pm with the last entry each day at 4:00 pm.

Hours for the general public will begin on Thursday, September 10th.

Visit https://www.morrisjumel.org/covid19 for social distancing and ticketing info.
#reopening #welcomeback #historichouses #ElizaJumel #nyhistory @hhtnyc

For today's #ThrowbackThursday, we have the only known photograph of #ElizaJumel, c. 1850s. She is seated on the front p...
09/03/2020

For today's #ThrowbackThursday, we have the only known photograph of #ElizaJumel, c. 1850s. She is seated on the front porch of the #Mansion with multiple generations of her family. Can you see her? If you could go back in time to ask her a question, what would it be? Please share in the comments. #MorrisJumelMansion #womenshistory #nyhistory #architecture #historichouses @hhtnyc #washingtonheights

#WomenWednesday Step back in time with Jessa Krick from Historic Hudson Valley to learn more about one of the women whos...
09/02/2020

#WomenWednesday Step back in time with Jessa Krick from Historic Hudson Valley to learn more about one of the women whose story is intertwined with the #Mansion-- Mary Philipse Morris. Watch our #VirtualParlorChat to find out about her daily life and family, and if she had a romantic relationship with #GeorgeWashington. More: http://ow.ly/GBVa50BfYd5 @hhtnyc

#TriviaTuesday #DidYouKnow that #MorrisJumelMansion is a site in the Heritage Rose District of #NYC? Heritage #roses are...
09/01/2020

#TriviaTuesday #DidYouKnow that #MorrisJumelMansion is a site in the Heritage Rose District of #NYC? Heritage #roses are blooms dating from the 19th century or earlier, or rare varieties. Find out more about them and explore other rose sites like #TrinityCemetery with their walking tour map: http://ow.ly/ajeD50BeHSV
📸: Heritage Rose District of NYC

Good morning! It's #MansionMonday. #MJM will be reopening this weekend, 9/5 & 9/6 for #museum members, & the park will b...
08/31/2020

Good morning! It's #MansionMonday. #MJM will be reopening this weekend, 9/5 & 9/6 for #museum members, & the park will be open to all. Tell us, what is the first thing that you look forward to doing at the Mansion when we are able to welcome you back through our doors? Reply in the comments.
📸: T Mayo

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
08/28/2020

Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

On this day in 1955, a murder took place in Money, Mississippi. Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped in the middle of the night by two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam. They tortured Emmett, nearly beat him to death and ultimately murdered him.

In an effort to provide a space for history, truth, reconciliation and healing, the museum has acquired Emmett Till’s original casket. The powerful object not only helps tell the difficult history of racial violence and the Civil Rights movement, but it also gives pause to visitors and make them reflect in the same way that Mamie Till Mobley encouraged the public to do so in 1955.

Learn how the brutal murder of Emmett Till inspired a movement on our blog: s.si.edu/2wwd7PT. #APeoplesJourney #ANationsStory

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65 Jumel Ter
New York, NY
10032

Subway "C" train to 163rd Street. Exit the stairs at the south-east end of the station. Walk past the C-Town grocery store and proceed up stone stairwell on the left (east) side of St. Nicolas Avenue. Museum entrance is directly ahead of you at the end of Sylvan Terrace. Bus M2 ( Madison Ave.) to 160th and Edgecombe Ave. (uphill walk one block west to Jumel Terrace. Museum Entrance is 1/2 block north on Jumel Terrace) M3 or M18 (Madison Ave.) to 160th and St. Nicholas Ave. (walk 1/2 block east to Jumel Terrace. Museum Entrance is 1/2 block north on Jumel Terrace) M101 (Third Ave.) to 161st and Amsterdam Ave. (walk one block south to West 160th Street and two short blocks to Jumel Terrace. Museum entrance is 1/2 block north on Jumel Terrace).

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Photos by Shell Sheddy
Washington's other Birthday: The conversion from the old calendar to the new was also a problem. Washington's birthday was moved from February 11th to February 22nd. This apparently caused a great deal of confusion throughout his lifetime. Frequently one finds dates shown with (New Style) or (Old Style) after it, denoting it as either new style or old style. During his career as a public official and after his retirement to Mount Vernon, Washington appears to have celebrated his birthday on either date. On February 14th 1790, Tobias Lear, Washington's faithful private secretary, responded to a letter of inquiry by writing: "In reply to your wish to know the President’s birthday it will be sufficient to observe that it is on the 11th of February, Old Style; but the Almanac makers have generally set down opposite to the 22nd day of February of the present style; how far that may go towards establishing it on that day I don't know; but I could never consider it any other way than as stealing so many days from his valuable life as is the difference between the old and new styles. With sincere esteem, etc. Tobias Lear" Washington appears to have accepted the new style date in the last years of his life. On February 6, l799, he wrote John Trumbull and mentioned that his granddaughter, Nelly Custis was marrying Lewis, his nephew on his birthday, the 22nd, instant.
Today's accomplishment in Black History: On July 3, 1844 Macon Bolling Allen receives his license to practice law in Maine. Allen passes the Massachusetts Bar Exam on May 5, 1845, becoming the first African-American admitted to the bar.
Today's Black History Month accomplishment: On March 16, 1827, John Russwurm and Samuel Cornish found Freedom’s Journal, the first African-American owned and operated newspaper. At its peak, Freedom’s Journal reaches circulation in 11 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, Haiti, and Europe.
Did you catch us on CBS New York this morning? Mary Calvi has written a novel about not one, but two, of our residents! Her first novel chronicles the relationship between George Washington and Mary Eliza Philipse, the richest heiress in New York. Read more: https://cbsloc.al/2zLUysy #GeorgeWashington
Thank you, Canadian readers, for making my biographical novel ELIZA JUMEL BURR, VICE QUEEN OF THE UNITED STATES the #1 Best Seller in Biographical Historical Fiction on Amazon Canada. Worldwide link:http://getBook.at/ElizaJumel
Amazing experience doing a paranormal investigation there.
Every August, there was a great concert at this place, sponsored by Parlor Entertainment. I hope it is still a tradition!
For Morris-Jumel Mansion fans--today our blog post is about Solomon Northup's family and their connection to this house and family: New on the blog! David Fiske discusses Solomon Northup's family, their connection to the Morris-Jumel Mansion, and their lives in the city during the years of his abduction: https://www.gothamcenter.org/blog/solomon-northups-family-in-new-york-city
Dear Morris-Jumel Mansion, I'm a historical novelist, and always enjoy all my visits to the mansion. I'm also a member of the Aaron Burr Association. My latest release is a biographical novel about Eliza...ELIZA JUMEL BURR, VICE QUEEN OF THE UNITED STATES. Book link to Amazon: http://getBook.at/ElizaJumel
Dear All, I'm happy to announce that my bio novel about Eliza Jumel Burr was just released...I became interested in Aaron Burr when researching my Hamilton book, and Eliza really grabbed me...a woman after my own heart! By age 50 she owned half of New York City, married Aaron and divorced him when he started blowing thru her money. He also had a girlfriend in Jersey City and Eliza charged him with adultery. He died the day he got served with the divorce papers. Who was her lawyer? Alexander Hamilton Jr. of course! (can't make this stuff up!)