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.
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Proud member of the Washington Heights community.

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#FeatureFriday Get ready to kick up your heels and dance with us next week! We've got three great (and free!) programs f...
09/10/2021

#FeatureFriday Get ready to kick up your heels and dance with us next week! We've got three great (and free!) programs featuring dances from France, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

💃9/15 at 7 PM: Virtual Parlor Chat with choreographer Catherine Turocy, "Exploring Tumba Francesa (French-Haitian Dance)

🕺9/16 at 5:30 PM: Bachata Dance class with Osaliki Sepulveda

🎻9/18 at 1 PM: ConEd Family Day- Fan-Making and French Dance Lessons with music

Visit our Upcoming Events page for more details!

Visit www.morrisjumel.org for more details!

@c4amd_ @newyorkbaroquedancecompany @nomaanyc The Hispanic Society Museum & Library
@danceprojectwh @statementarts #NYC #music #dance #bachata #tumbafrancesa #history #WashingtonHeights #dominicanrepublic #Haiti #Cuba #france

#FeatureFriday Get ready to kick up your heels and dance with us next week! We've got three great (and free!) programs featuring dances from France, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

💃9/15 at 7 PM: Virtual Parlor Chat with choreographer Catherine Turocy, "Exploring Tumba Francesa (French-Haitian Dance)

🕺9/16 at 5:30 PM: Bachata Dance class with Osaliki Sepulveda

🎻9/18 at 1 PM: ConEd Family Day- Fan-Making and French Dance Lessons with music

Visit our Upcoming Events page for more details!

Visit www.morrisjumel.org for more details!

@c4amd_ @newyorkbaroquedancecompany @nomaanyc The Hispanic Society Museum & Library
@danceprojectwh @statementarts #NYC #music #dance #bachata #tumbafrancesa #history #WashingtonHeights #dominicanrepublic #Haiti #Cuba #france

#FeatureFriday Get ready to kick up your heels and dance with us next week! We've got three great (and free!) programs f...
09/10/2021

#FeatureFriday Get ready to kick up your heels and dance with us next week! We've got three great (and free!) programs featuring dances from France, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

💃9/15 at 7 PM: Virtual Parlor Chat with choreographer Catherine Turocy, "Exploring Tumba Francesa (French-Haitian Dance)

🕺9/16 at 5:30 PM: Bachata Dance class with Osaliki Sepulveda

🎻9/18 at 1 PM: ConEd Family Day- Fan-Making and French Dance Lessons with music

Visit our Upcoming Events page for more details! https://www.morrisjumel.org/upcoming-events?view=calendar&month=09-2021

Collectives 4 Art Music & Dance The New York Baroque Dance Company Heightsites.com Dance Project of Washington Heights Statement Arts #NYC #music #dance #bachata #tumbafrancesa #history #WashingtonHeights

#FeatureFriday Get ready to kick up your heels and dance with us next week! We've got three great (and free!) programs featuring dances from France, Cuba, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic.

💃9/15 at 7 PM: Virtual Parlor Chat with choreographer Catherine Turocy, "Exploring Tumba Francesa (French-Haitian Dance)

🕺9/16 at 5:30 PM: Bachata Dance class with Osaliki Sepulveda

🎻9/18 at 1 PM: ConEd Family Day- Fan-Making and French Dance Lessons with music

Visit our Upcoming Events page for more details! https://www.morrisjumel.org/upcoming-events?view=calendar&month=09-2021

Collectives 4 Art Music & Dance The New York Baroque Dance Company Heightsites.com Dance Project of Washington Heights Statement Arts #NYC #music #dance #bachata #tumbafrancesa #history #WashingtonHeights

#WashingtonWednesday Will you be joining us Wed. 9/15 for our next Virtual Parlor Chat? We will be exploring the history...
09/08/2021

#WashingtonWednesday Will you be joining us Wed. 9/15 for our next Virtual Parlor Chat? We will be exploring the history and cultural revival of La Tumba Francesa, a Cuban dance which has its origins in Haiti where enslaved people created a fusion of traditional West African dances and French 18th Century dances. Our speaker will be @NYBDC choreographer and reconstructor Catherine Turocy, who will share the history of this unique dance tradition using photos and videos of her work with colleague Marcea Daiter over the last 16 years.

Free with Zoom registration: http://ow.ly/nIF850G6kqy

Photo is by Jaqueline Chambord of Soirée Baroque en Haïti Project with dancers Melissa Young from Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Seth Williams of NYBDC.

#dance #Haiti #baroque #France #Cuba Dance Project of Washington Heights Jazz Power Initiative The Hispanic Society Museum & Library Statement Arts Consulate of France in New York Embassy of Haiti, Washington D.C. #WashingtonHeights #NYC

#WashingtonWednesday Will you be joining us Wed. 9/15 for our next Virtual Parlor Chat? We will be exploring the history and cultural revival of La Tumba Francesa, a Cuban dance which has its origins in Haiti where enslaved people created a fusion of traditional West African dances and French 18th Century dances. Our speaker will be @NYBDC choreographer and reconstructor Catherine Turocy, who will share the history of this unique dance tradition using photos and videos of her work with colleague Marcea Daiter over the last 16 years.

Free with Zoom registration: http://ow.ly/nIF850G6kqy

Photo is by Jaqueline Chambord of Soirée Baroque en Haïti Project with dancers Melissa Young from Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Seth Williams of NYBDC.

#dance #Haiti #baroque #France #Cuba Dance Project of Washington Heights Jazz Power Initiative The Hispanic Society Museum & Library Statement Arts Consulate of France in New York Embassy of Haiti, Washington D.C. #WashingtonHeights #NYC

We hope that everyone had a safe and lovely #LaborDay. Now that summer is unofficially over, we can't wait for Fall weat...
09/07/2021

We hope that everyone had a safe and lovely #LaborDay. Now that summer is unofficially over, we can't wait for Fall weather here at the Mansion! 🍂🍁
#Fall #autumn #leaves #Halloween #spooky #ghosts #ElizaJumel #historichomes #historichouse #NYC #washingtonheights @hhtnyc

We hope that everyone had a safe and lovely #LaborDay. Now that summer is unofficially over, we can't wait for Fall weather here at the Mansion! 🍂🍁
#Fall #autumn #leaves #Halloween #spooky #ghosts #ElizaJumel #historichomes #historichouse #NYC #washingtonheights @hhtnyc

😺 Happy Caturday from Roger Morris Park! 🙀 Rumor has it that our black and white cats are not the only spirits who haunt...
09/04/2021

😺 Happy Caturday from Roger Morris Park!

🙀 Rumor has it that our black and white cats are not the only spirits who haunt our grounds - the mansion has a history of haunting dating as far back as the 19th century!

👻 Join us this October for one of our paranormal programs to hear some of the spooky stories surrounding the house, or experience a hands-on ghost hunt at the house for yourself!

🎟 For tickets and more information: https://www.morrisjumel.org/paranormal

#paranormal #ghosthunt #caturday #spookysaturday #spookyseason #historichouse #blackcat #whitecat #ghostcat #ghoststories #nyc #whattodoinnyc

😺 Happy Caturday from Roger Morris Park!

🙀 Rumor has it that our black and white cats are not the only spirits who haunt our grounds - the mansion has a history of haunting dating as far back as the 19th century!

👻 Join us this October for one of our paranormal programs to hear some of the spooky stories surrounding the house, or experience a hands-on ghost hunt at the house for yourself!

🎟 For tickets and more information: https://www.morrisjumel.org/paranormal

#paranormal #ghosthunt #caturday #spookysaturday #spookyseason #historichouse #blackcat #whitecat #ghostcat #ghoststories #nyc #whattodoinnyc

#WashingtonWednesday Many people know about Washington's strengths as a military tactician, but did you know that he was...
09/01/2021

#WashingtonWednesday Many people know about Washington's strengths as a military tactician, but did you know that he was an early supporter of vaccination? On Feb. 6, 1777, he wrote a letter to William Shippen, Jr stating that:

"Finding the Small pox to be spreading much and fearing that no precaution can prevent it from running through the whole of our Army, I have determined that the troops shall be inoculated.... Necessity not only authorizes but seems to require the measure, for should the disorder infect the Army in the natural way and rage with its usual virulence we should have more to dread from it than from the Sword of the Enemy."

Of course there was a vaccination debate in the 1700s, as there continues to be today, but evidence indicates that Washington's smallpox inoculation order was an important factor in American victory over the British forces.

Read GW's complete letter to Shippen here: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/03-08-02-0281

Learn more about the impact of this first mass military inoculation via @libraryofcongress: https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/GW&smallpoxinoculation.html

#GeorgeWashington #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #smallpox #vaccinations #vaccine #militaryhistory

#WashingtonWednesday Many people know about Washington's strengths as a military tactician, but did you know that he was an early supporter of vaccination? On Feb. 6, 1777, he wrote a letter to William Shippen, Jr stating that:

"Finding the Small pox to be spreading much and fearing that no precaution can prevent it from running through the whole of our Army, I have determined that the troops shall be inoculated.... Necessity not only authorizes but seems to require the measure, for should the disorder infect the Army in the natural way and rage with its usual virulence we should have more to dread from it than from the Sword of the Enemy."

Of course there was a vaccination debate in the 1700s, as there continues to be today, but evidence indicates that Washington's smallpox inoculation order was an important factor in American victory over the British forces.

Read GW's complete letter to Shippen here: https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/03-08-02-0281

Learn more about the impact of this first mass military inoculation via @libraryofcongress: https://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/GW&smallpoxinoculation.html

#GeorgeWashington #AmericanRevolution #RevolutionaryWar #smallpox #vaccinations #vaccine #militaryhistory

#DYK that the first Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall lived just blocks away from Morris-Jumel at 409 Edgeco...
08/31/2021

#DYK that the first Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall lived just blocks away from Morris-Jumel at 409 Edgecombe Street? Marshall was a giant in the Civil Rights movement, successfully arguing Brown vs. Board of Education in front of the #SupremeCourt and served as Justice from 1967-1991.

However, Marshall wasn't the only fascinating or famous resident of 409 Edgecombe. Find out who else resided here by visiting While We Are Still Here: Preserving Harlem's History:
https://whilewearestillhere.org/409-edgecombe

You can also download a free self-guided neighborhood tour of Black History sites at the link in our bio.

#harlem #NYC #blackhistory #civilrights #harlemrenaissance #sugarhill #washingtonheights #community #neighborhood #history #TriviaTuesday

#DYK that the first Black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall lived just blocks away from Morris-Jumel at 409 Edgecombe Street? Marshall was a giant in the Civil Rights movement, successfully arguing Brown vs. Board of Education in front of the #SupremeCourt and served as Justice from 1967-1991.

However, Marshall wasn't the only fascinating or famous resident of 409 Edgecombe. Find out who else resided here by visiting While We Are Still Here: Preserving Harlem's History:
https://whilewearestillhere.org/409-edgecombe

You can also download a free self-guided neighborhood tour of Black History sites at the link in our bio.

#harlem #NYC #blackhistory #civilrights #harlemrenaissance #sugarhill #washingtonheights #community #neighborhood #history #TriviaTuesday

#MansionMonday There are many #mirrors throughout the Mansion used to reflect light before electricity was invented. Her...
08/30/2021

#MansionMonday There are many #mirrors throughout the Mansion used to reflect light before electricity was invented. Here is a fine example of one. Do you know in which room it is located? Share your guess in the chat.

📷: Trish Mayo
#historichomes #historichouses #NYC #museums #history

#MansionMonday There are many #mirrors throughout the Mansion used to reflect light before electricity was invented. Here is a fine example of one. Do you know in which room it is located? Share your guess in the chat.

📷: Trish Mayo
#historichomes #historichouses #NYC #museums #history

TODAY from 11 AM - 5 PM: Check out the Unity in the Heights event on 160th Street!#washingtonheights #inwood #harlem #NY...
08/28/2021

TODAY from 11 AM - 5 PM: Check out the Unity in the Heights event on 160th Street!

#washingtonheights #inwood #harlem #NYC #blockparty NYPD 33rd Precinct Community League of the Heights, Inc. - CLOTH Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria Sisters Uptown Bookstore and Cultural Center, Inc. Manhattan Community Board 12

#FeatureFriday Join us for a special outdoor concert next THURSDAY, 9/2 at 4 PM!For the finale of their inaugural, sold-...
08/27/2021

#FeatureFriday Join us for a special outdoor concert next THURSDAY, 9/2 at 4 PM!

For the finale of their inaugural, sold-out uptown music festival “If the Stars Align,” The Overlook - String Quartet
returns to Morris-Jumel Mansion with an electrifying program that surveys four centuries of string quartet music by Black composers from the 1700’s through to the present day, including Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Florence Price and Eleanor Alberga.

Tickets are free but advanced registration for this event is required. Reserve your place now on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-overlook-presents-if-the-stars-align-tickets-158901987121

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council The Hispanic Society Museum & Library Dyckman Farmhouse Museum #stringquartet #livemusic #concert #classicalmusic #free #RogerMorrisPark #WashingtonHeights #Inwood #Harlem #NYC

📸: Julia Drummond

#FeatureFriday Join us for a special outdoor concert next THURSDAY, 9/2 at 4 PM!

For the finale of their inaugural, sold-out uptown music festival “If the Stars Align,” The Overlook - String Quartet
returns to Morris-Jumel Mansion with an electrifying program that surveys four centuries of string quartet music by Black composers from the 1700’s through to the present day, including Chevalier de Saint-Georges, Florence Price and Eleanor Alberga.

Tickets are free but advanced registration for this event is required. Reserve your place now on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-overlook-presents-if-the-stars-align-tickets-158901987121

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council The Hispanic Society Museum & Library Dyckman Farmhouse Museum #stringquartet #livemusic #concert #classicalmusic #free #RogerMorrisPark #WashingtonHeights #Inwood #Harlem #NYC

📸: Julia Drummond

Today is #WomensEqualityDay. #OTD in 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment, authorizing some women's ability to vote in federal ...
08/26/2021

Today is #WomensEqualityDay. #OTD in 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment, authorizing some women's ability to vote in federal elections, was certified . However, women of color and those from poorer communities continued to face additional obstructions to their exercise of the franchise.

In what ways do you feel that women have achieved more equality in this country and in what ways do they continue to face discrimination? Feel free to share in the chat.

Learn more about this date in #AmericanHistory at the National Constitution Center: https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/why-august-26-is-known-as-womans-equality-day

#womenshistory #womensrights #humanrights #equality #suffrage #EqualPay #nyc #newyorkstate

Today is #WomensEqualityDay. #OTD in 1920 the Nineteenth Amendment, authorizing some women's ability to vote in federal elections, was certified . However, women of color and those from poorer communities continued to face additional obstructions to their exercise of the franchise.

In what ways do you feel that women have achieved more equality in this country and in what ways do they continue to face discrimination? Feel free to share in the chat.

Learn more about this date in #AmericanHistory at the National Constitution Center: https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/why-august-26-is-known-as-womans-equality-day

#womenshistory #womensrights #humanrights #equality #suffrage #EqualPay #nyc #newyorkstate

In August 1791, Toussaint Louverture, a formerly enslaved man, and other Black leaders, led the first successful fight f...
08/25/2021

In August 1791, Toussaint Louverture, a formerly enslaved man, and other Black leaders, led the first successful fight for independence from slavery and colonial rule in Saint Domingue (modern Haiti and the Dominican Republic). By 1804, formerly enslaved fighters defeated French, British, and Spanish forces and the republic of Haiti was born.

Stephen Jumel, a French wine merchant who purchased the Mansion in 1810, grew up on the island of Saint Domingue and allegedly left the island for America after the #HaitianRevolution started. We are continuing to research his life to uncover any probable links to sugar plantations on the island and connections to the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Learn more about Louverture and the Haitian Revolution: http://slaveryandremembrance.org/people/person/?id=PP052

#ToussaintLouverture #haiti #dominicanrepublic #NYC #washingtonheights #slavery #Independence #UNESCO #abolition #morrisjumelmansion

In August 1791, Toussaint Louverture, a formerly enslaved man, and other Black leaders, led the first successful fight for independence from slavery and colonial rule in Saint Domingue (modern Haiti and the Dominican Republic). By 1804, formerly enslaved fighters defeated French, British, and Spanish forces and the republic of Haiti was born.

Stephen Jumel, a French wine merchant who purchased the Mansion in 1810, grew up on the island of Saint Domingue and allegedly left the island for America after the #HaitianRevolution started. We are continuing to research his life to uncover any probable links to sugar plantations on the island and connections to the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

Learn more about Louverture and the Haitian Revolution: http://slaveryandremembrance.org/people/person/?id=PP052

#ToussaintLouverture #haiti #dominicanrepublic #NYC #washingtonheights #slavery #Independence #UNESCO #abolition #morrisjumelmansion

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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).

Opening Hours

Thursday 2pm - 7pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

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(212) 923-8008

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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!