Morris-Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion 256 year old historic house in Northern Manhattan, built in 1765. Site of General George Washington's headquarters for 5 weeks during the American Revolution.

We provide free and low-cost educational opportunities for learners of all ages. MISSION: As Manhattan’s oldest surviving residence, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, built in 1765, preserves, collects, and interprets history, culture, and the arts to explore inclusive narratives that engage and inspire diverse audiences. We provide free and low-cost educational opportunities for learners of all ages and

We provide free and low-cost educational opportunities for learners of all ages. MISSION: As Manhattan’s oldest surviving residence, the Morris-Jumel Mansion, built in 1765, preserves, collects, and interprets history, culture, and the arts to explore inclusive narratives that engage and inspire diverse audiences. We provide free and low-cost educational opportunities for learners of all ages and

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#FeatureFriday Art can be found any where, even in materials we usually throw away. Join artist Felipe Galindo for a one...
11/05/2021

#FeatureFriday Art can be found any where, even in materials we usually throw away. Join artist Felipe Galindo for a one-hour community art workshop tomorrow, 11/6 from 1-2 PM. "Using and Reusing: Giving an Artistic Life to Discarded Materials" is a drop-in program and will take place outside of Morris-Jumel Mansion on the stone patio, so please dress warmly and make sure to bring a mask!

More: https://www.morrisjumel.org/current-exhibition
🖌️: Felipe Galindo (Feggo), Coffee Shop VI” Mixed media on disposable coffee cup.

#art #workshop #FelipeGalindo #exhibition #PortraitsofMyCommunity #MorrisJumelMansion #WashingtonHeights #Harlem #community #neighbors

#FeatureFriday Art can be found any where, even in materials we usually throw away. Join artist Felipe Galindo for a one-hour community art workshop tomorrow, 11/6 from 1-2 PM. "Using and Reusing: Giving an Artistic Life to Discarded Materials" is a drop-in program and will take place outside of Morris-Jumel Mansion on the stone patio, so please dress warmly and make sure to bring a mask!

More: https://www.morrisjumel.org/current-exhibition
🖌️: Felipe Galindo (Feggo), Coffee Shop VI” Mixed media on disposable coffee cup.

#art #workshop #FelipeGalindo #exhibition #PortraitsofMyCommunity #MorrisJumelMansion #WashingtonHeights #Harlem #community #neighbors

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11/03/2021

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“Using and Reusing: Giving An Artistic Life to Discarded Materials” with Artist Felipe Galindo Feggo November 6, 2021 1:00-3:00PM
Meet us at the Morris-Junel Mansion
Morris-Jumel Mansion
In conjunction with his exhibition Portraits of My Community, the artist Felipe Galindo Feggo invites the community to create a work of art using discarded materials. The artist will show how he has created some of his artworks and will provide supplies for you to create one. All you need is your creativity to participate in this fun workshop.

Event Info & Safety Requirements: This drop-in workshop will be held outside of Morris-Jumel Mansion on the bluestone patio. Masks must be worn by all participants at all times. Please dress for the season. No registration is required. In the event of rain or inclement weather, this workshop will occur on Sunday, November 7, from 1-2 PM.

About the Exhibition: Portraits of My Community features a selection of mixed-media artworks portraying the people of Harlem, Washington Heights, and Inwood. The project celebrates the intertwining of cultures in Upper Manhattan neighborhoods, presenting a social commentary on the diversity, beauty, and resilience of longtime residents, newcomers, and immigrants. The artist re-purposes packaging materials ─ familiar objects we use and discard ─ to reflect on environmental issues, while honoring the everyday life and joy in our communities. This exhibition will be on view during the museum’s public hours, Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 – 5:00pm. through January 2, 2022. Free admission to the exhibition is available by booking at this link.
#nyc #communityevent

MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION CELEBRATES FUNDING FOR RESTORATION PROJECT  Morris-Jumel Mansion and Historic House Trust of New Yo...
11/03/2021

MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION CELEBRATES FUNDING FOR RESTORATION PROJECT

Morris-Jumel Mansion and Historic House Trust of New York City (“HHT”) announce a new design and construction project at the 1765 historic site. The goal of this $2.7M project is to address areas of deterioration on the building’s exterior, complete a roof restoration, and provide universal access to the first floor of the museum with an ADA-compliant entry and restroom facilities. Consultants Page Ayres Cowley Architecture, LLC and the HHT Capital team are overseeing the project through the design phase.

The project coincides with some major initiatives already underway by Morris-Jumel Mansion, Inc., the non-profit partner that manages the museum and the site's educational programming. “As a community cultural anchor, the completion of this project will complement our work to showcase the architecture of the building and the museum’s collection of fine and decorative arts, and will provide a platform for the delivery of more inclusive content and programming to our ever-expanding audiences.” said Shiloh Holley, Executive Director of Morris-Jumel Mansion.

"This project will bring Manhattan's oldest surviving house into the 21st century by renovating the landmarked building's exterior and improving accessibility," said New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff. "We are happy to partner with the Historic House Trust to improve Morris-Jumel Mansion, thanks to funding from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and we're grateful to HHT and Morris-Jumel Mansion for their advocacy and ongoing work to re-center the site's historical narrative."

Learn more: https://mailchi.mp/963f4b0661d9/morris-jumel-mansion-capital-project-announcement-4303914

📷: Bruce Katz
#historicpreservation Audubon Park Historic District Jumel Terrace Historic District #WashingtonHeights #Harlem #NYC #historichouses

MORRIS-JUMEL MANSION CELEBRATES FUNDING FOR RESTORATION PROJECT

Morris-Jumel Mansion and Historic House Trust of New York City (“HHT”) announce a new design and construction project at the 1765 historic site. The goal of this $2.7M project is to address areas of deterioration on the building’s exterior, complete a roof restoration, and provide universal access to the first floor of the museum with an ADA-compliant entry and restroom facilities. Consultants Page Ayres Cowley Architecture, LLC and the HHT Capital team are overseeing the project through the design phase.

The project coincides with some major initiatives already underway by Morris-Jumel Mansion, Inc., the non-profit partner that manages the museum and the site's educational programming. “As a community cultural anchor, the completion of this project will complement our work to showcase the architecture of the building and the museum’s collection of fine and decorative arts, and will provide a platform for the delivery of more inclusive content and programming to our ever-expanding audiences.” said Shiloh Holley, Executive Director of Morris-Jumel Mansion.

"This project will bring Manhattan's oldest surviving house into the 21st century by renovating the landmarked building's exterior and improving accessibility," said New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Commissioner Gabrielle Fialkoff. "We are happy to partner with the Historic House Trust to improve Morris-Jumel Mansion, thanks to funding from Mayor Bill de Blasio, Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, and we're grateful to HHT and Morris-Jumel Mansion for their advocacy and ongoing work to re-center the site's historical narrative."

Learn more: https://mailchi.mp/963f4b0661d9/morris-jumel-mansion-capital-project-announcement-4303914

📷: Bruce Katz
#historicpreservation Audubon Park Historic District Jumel Terrace Historic District #WashingtonHeights #Harlem #NYC #historichouses

On El Día de los Mu***os (Day of the Dead), we honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of all who have come before us, ...
11/02/2021

On El Día de los Mu***os (Day of the Dead), we honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of all who have come before us, as well as deceased friends and loved ones lost in the pandemic.

We invite everyone to join us in a virtual celebration of life, love and community / una celebración (virtual) de vida, amor y comunidad this month by sharing memories and images of loved ones who have passed to our Virtual Community Altar / Altar de la Comunidad Virtual page. https://www.morrisjumel.org/altar

May their memories continue to be a blessing on #DiadelosMu***os and every day. 🏵️

#DayoftheDead #November #remember #love #community #family #memories #ofrenda #Covid #WashingtonHeights #NYC #COVIDA

📷: "CoVIDA: Homage to Victims of the Pandemic" by Andrea Arroyo Artist , 2020. (Bruce Katz)

On El Día de los Mu***os (Day of the Dead), we honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of all who have come before us, as well as deceased friends and loved ones lost in the pandemic.

We invite everyone to join us in a virtual celebration of life, love and community / una celebración (virtual) de vida, amor y comunidad this month by sharing memories and images of loved ones who have passed to our Virtual Community Altar / Altar de la Comunidad Virtual page. https://www.morrisjumel.org/altar

May their memories continue to be a blessing on #DiadelosMu***os and every day. 🏵️

#DayoftheDead #November #remember #love #community #family #memories #ofrenda #Covid #WashingtonHeights #NYC #COVIDA

📷: "CoVIDA: Homage to Victims of the Pandemic" by Andrea Arroyo Artist , 2020. (Bruce Katz)

👻#ParanormalPress: If you live in the NYC area, you may have seen MJM's own Meg Lynch on Spectrum News NY1 today talking...
10/28/2021

👻#ParanormalPress: If you live in the NYC area, you may have seen MJM's own Meg Lynch on Spectrum News NY1 today talking about the long history of hauntings connected with the house and some of our upcoming #paranormal public programs. Tomorrow, #ElizaJumel and the Mansion are going National and will be featured on the 3rd hour of the Today Show (10 AM-11 AM) so tune in with us!!! 📺

🎟️While our paranormal programs are currently SOLD OUT, please visit https://www.morrisjumel.org/paranormal to add yourself to the wait list.
#paranormalactivity #ghosts #ghosthunting #candlelight #ghoststories #AaronBurr #GeorgeWashington #ghosttours #historichomes #historichouses #spooky #Halloween #NYC

👻#ParanormalPress: If you live in the NYC area, you may have seen MJM's own Meg Lynch on Spectrum News NY1 today talking about the long history of hauntings connected with the house and some of our upcoming #paranormal public programs. Tomorrow, #ElizaJumel and the Mansion are going National and will be featured on the 3rd hour of the Today Show (10 AM-11 AM) so tune in with us!!! 📺

🎟️While our paranormal programs are currently SOLD OUT, please visit https://www.morrisjumel.org/paranormal to add yourself to the wait list.
#paranormalactivity #ghosts #ghosthunting #candlelight #ghoststories #AaronBurr #GeorgeWashington #ghosttours #historichomes #historichouses #spooky #Halloween #NYC

#WashingtonWednesday #DYK that the Mansion was used as a military HQ by all sides in the #RevolutionaryWar? After the Co...
10/27/2021

#WashingtonWednesday #DYK that the Mansion was used as a military HQ by all sides in the #RevolutionaryWar? After the Continental Army left in Fall 1776, British and later Hessian troops occupied the building. There is a legend that at least one Hessian soldier met a gory end on the stairs of the house and may still haunt the site!

📷: Portrait of Wilhelm von Hesse, c. 1770
Oil on canvas
Johann Heinrich Tischbein (1722-1789)
Hessen-Kassel, Germany
Collection of Morris-Jumel Mansion, Gift of
the Romanoff Caviar Company

#historichomes #hauntedhouses #historichouses #NYC #AmericanRevolution #militaryhistory #ghosts #paranormal

#WashingtonWednesday #DYK that the Mansion was used as a military HQ by all sides in the #RevolutionaryWar? After the Continental Army left in Fall 1776, British and later Hessian troops occupied the building. There is a legend that at least one Hessian soldier met a gory end on the stairs of the house and may still haunt the site!

📷: Portrait of Wilhelm von Hesse, c. 1770
Oil on canvas
Johann Heinrich Tischbein (1722-1789)
Hessen-Kassel, Germany
Collection of Morris-Jumel Mansion, Gift of
the Romanoff Caviar Company

#historichomes #hauntedhouses #historichouses #NYC #AmericanRevolution #militaryhistory #ghosts #paranormal

#TBT to @felipegalindo's 2019 exhibit "Washington Takes Manhattan: Felipe Galindo Feggo's New York Discoveries." Come se...
10/26/2021

#TBT to @felipegalindo's 2019 exhibit "Washington Takes Manhattan: Felipe Galindo Feggo's New York Discoveries." Come see his latest show, "Portraits of My Community," on view through January 3, 2022.

Find out how you can visit the exhibition for free and learn more about Feggo's upcoming 11/6 Community Art Workshop here: https://www.morrisjumel.org/current-exhibition

#WashingtonHeights #GeorgeWashington #GeorgeWashingtonBridge #Manhattan #NYC The New Yorker #cartoonist #art #exhibitions #community

#TBT to @felipegalindo's 2019 exhibit "Washington Takes Manhattan: Felipe Galindo Feggo's New York Discoveries." Come see his latest show, "Portraits of My Community," on view through January 3, 2022.

Find out how you can visit the exhibition for free and learn more about Feggo's upcoming 11/6 Community Art Workshop here: https://www.morrisjumel.org/current-exhibition

#WashingtonHeights #GeorgeWashington #GeorgeWashingtonBridge #Manhattan #NYC The New Yorker #cartoonist #art #exhibitions #community

#FlashbackFriday to #HeritageRoseDay on Oct. 9th! We had a wonderful time partnering with gardener Stephen and Heritage ...
10/22/2021

#FlashbackFriday to #HeritageRoseDay on Oct. 9th! We had a wonderful time partnering with gardener Stephen and Heritage Rose Foundation, planting bulbs, sketching, and taste-testing rose-flavored foods. Thank you to all who attended and volunteered; we look forward to seeing you again in April 2022 for Spring's Heritage Rose Day!

Here are a few highlights from the day. 🌹

#FamilyDay #heritageroses #gardening #community #family #familyfun #RogerMorrisPark #roses #history

#ThrowbackThursday Something that is truly scary is how the rise in development is threatening historic sites and neighb...
10/21/2021

#ThrowbackThursday Something that is truly scary is how the rise in development is threatening historic sites and neighborhoods, both in #NYC and beyond. In this July 2021 Virtual Parlor Chat, hear from local preservationists about current efforts to save NY's heritage and find out how you can get involved.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OzjgyN9Eg8&t=1s

📷: Abolitionist house on 857 Riverside Drive, currently threatened by development. Early 1900s.

#historicpreservation #WashingtonHeights #Harlem #Inwood #LowerEastSide Merchant's House Museum Audubon Park Historic District #community #CB12 #womenshistory #blackhistory #abolitionists #history #historichomes #historichouses

#ThrowbackThursday Something that is truly scary is how the rise in development is threatening historic sites and neighborhoods, both in #NYC and beyond. In this July 2021 Virtual Parlor Chat, hear from local preservationists about current efforts to save NY's heritage and find out how you can get involved.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OzjgyN9Eg8&t=1s

📷: Abolitionist house on 857 Riverside Drive, currently threatened by development. Early 1900s.

#historicpreservation #WashingtonHeights #Harlem #Inwood #LowerEastSide Merchant's House Museum Audubon Park Historic District #community #CB12 #womenshistory #blackhistory #abolitionists #history #historichomes #historichouses

This past weekend, we unveiled a new outdoor tour for Open House New York called "Women of the House." Among the histori...
10/20/2021

This past weekend, we unveiled a new outdoor tour for Open House New York called "Women of the House." Among the historic women featured was a woman named Martha Morris, who was most likely enslaved by the wealthy Morris family. Much of what we know about her is from a laundry receipt likely written by Caleb Griggs, detailing her laundering of George Washington's shirts and payment during the five weeks that the house was used as his military headquarters in 1776.

How can we use primary sources like this to uncover the lives of women like Martha? Find out more in this George Washington's Mount Vernon podcast with Dr. Julia Miller called "Rifling Through Washington's Receipts." https://www.georgewashingtonpodcast.com/193-rifling-through-washingtons-receipts-with-dr-julie-miller/

Image of handwritten receipt, The Library of Congress

#MarthaMorris #womenshistory #socialhistory #blackhistory #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #research #historian #primarysources #history #historichouses #historichomes #WashingtonWednesday #NYC

This past weekend, we unveiled a new outdoor tour for Open House New York called "Women of the House." Among the historic women featured was a woman named Martha Morris, who was most likely enslaved by the wealthy Morris family. Much of what we know about her is from a laundry receipt likely written by Caleb Griggs, detailing her laundering of George Washington's shirts and payment during the five weeks that the house was used as his military headquarters in 1776.

How can we use primary sources like this to uncover the lives of women like Martha? Find out more in this George Washington's Mount Vernon podcast with Dr. Julia Miller called "Rifling Through Washington's Receipts." https://www.georgewashingtonpodcast.com/193-rifling-through-washingtons-receipts-with-dr-julie-miller/

Image of handwritten receipt, The Library of Congress

#MarthaMorris #womenshistory #socialhistory #blackhistory #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #research #historian #primarysources #history #historichouses #historichomes #WashingtonWednesday #NYC

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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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Thursday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

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The Haunted Morris Jumel Mansion https://youtu.be/5YxsZLsV7Fg via @YouTube #TheMorrisJumelMansion #Haunted #GeorgeWashington #youtube #onguito #onguitowa @MorrisJumel #viral
Happy Birthday Eliza Jumel and Happy Spring 🌼
We joined today’s zoom event and it was great...as an activist it does get very tiring and you hope for those brighter days but even on those days their are lots of healing and wounds #familyday #morrisjumelmansion
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!