Morris-Jumel Mansion

Morris-Jumel Mansion 255 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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As we #countdown the remaining hours until #2021, #MJM hopes that you all have a safe and socially distant, yet fun, #Ne...
12/31/2020

As we #countdown the remaining hours until #2021, #MJM hopes that you all have a safe and socially distant, yet fun, #NewYearsEve and #NewYearsDay! Be well!

#NYC #NYE #MorrisJumelMansion #historichouses #time #clocks #periodroom #OutWithTheOld #InWithTheNew #Bye2020 @hhtnyc

As we continue to count down to the #NewYear, we'd like to thank all of our MJM social media friends and Facebook follow...
12/30/2020

As we continue to count down to the #NewYear, we'd like to thank all of our MJM social media friends and Facebook followers for helping us to create a stronger online #community during the #pandemic and #quarantines.We hope that we will all be able to safely be together more, onsite and online, in 2021.

We'd also like to share #MJM's most popular and shared post in #2020, with 6,723 people reached and 431 likes, shares, and comments. It's our 6/12/20 Happy #LovingDay post. The Lovings' story and example continues to resonate and inspire us all.
#MorrisJumelMansion #history #loveislove #historichouses #NYC @hhtnyc

Happy #LovingDay! Today is the 53rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Loving v. Virginia (1967) in which all laws against interracial marriage were declared unconstitutional.

The case centered around the marriage of multiracial couple Mildred and Richard Loving who were married in 1958 in Washington, DC. The Lovings were arrested and threatened with jail time for their marriage when they returned home to Virginia unless they moved out of the state for 25 years. They sued and won, and each year, cities and states across America observe #LovingDay to observe the couples' civil rights victory and to commit to fighting racial prejudice, celebrating all diverse relationships, and building a strong multiethnic community.

This year, the organizers of #LovingDay urge everyone to view this event "as a way to start conversations about racial injustice. Let's commit to using our voices to speak up against anti-Black racism in all of the spaces we have access to."

Learn more at http://www.lovingday.org/

#MildredLoving #RichardLoving #LovingvVirginia #SupremeCourt #LoveisLove #multiethnic #civilrights #marriage #AmericanHistory #FeatureFriday #NYC #WashingtonHeights #MorrisJumelMansion

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom
12/29/2020

Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom

Marguerite. That was her name. She posed with her hand on her left hip, pursed her lips, and stared confidently at the viewer in this hand-colored tintype that dates from the late nineteenth century. Following abolition, recently emancipated African Americans enjoyed their freedom by patronizing portrait studios and documenting the full reclamation of taking pleasure in their own fashioned bodies. Though the photo suffers from discoloration, it appears Marguerite styled herself in a plaid multi-layered gown over a subtle bustle and several layers of petticoats.

Did any of you see the #moon last night? Tonight will be the last #fullmoon of 2020, and is known as the "Cold Moon." Le...
12/29/2020

Did any of you see the #moon last night? Tonight will be the last #fullmoon of 2020, and is known as the "Cold Moon." Learn more about this special moon The Old Farmers Almanac: https://www.farmersalmanac.com/full-moon-dates-and-times

#astronomy #phasesofthemoon #December #coldmoon #RogerMorrisPark #NYC

#MansionMonday  In 1826, #ElizaJumel wrote to her husband Stephen requesting him to purchase rolls of #cloud wallpaper f...
12/28/2020

#MansionMonday In 1826, #ElizaJumel wrote to her husband Stephen requesting him to purchase rolls of #cloud wallpaper for the Octagon Room while he was traveling in #France. Today’s wallpaper is based upon a c. 1815 paper design found in the archival collections of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. The Mansion worked together with Atelier D’Offard to recreate this pattern, using hand carved wooden blocks. This photo shows the paper being created in long rolls.

#MorrisJumelMansion #historichouses #interiordesign #Francophile #OctagonRoom #periodroom #MuseumAtHome @hhtnyc

MJM’s amazing, vibrant docent, Jennifer Arnold, was featured in CBS Sunday Morning’s tribute to those who lost their liv...
12/27/2020

MJM’s amazing, vibrant docent, Jennifer Arnold, was featured in CBS Sunday Morning’s tribute to those who lost their lives to COVID-19. Jennifer was a valued, vivacious member of our community and is greatly missed by the MJM family. Her name is hanging on the gates of the Roger Morris Park as a part of Andrea Arroyo’s living memorial “CoVIDA: Homage to Victims of the Pandemic,” along with so many other names of those who’ve lost their lives during the COVID-19 crisis who have been submitted by our community.

To find out more about CoVIDA or submit a name to the memorial, visit MorrisJumel.org/covida or click the link below to view the CBS segment. https://www.cbsnews.com/video/gone-but-never-forgotten-those-we-lost-to-covid-19/#x

#covid19 #covidart #memorial #cbssundaymorning #remembering #livingmemorial #phantomoftheopera #rogermorrispark #nyc #washingtonheights #harlem

#MuseumMomentofZen Now that 2020 is drawing to a close, we hope that you are finding time for a moment of rest, self-car...
12/27/2020

#MuseumMomentofZen Now that 2020 is drawing to a close, we hope that you are finding time for a moment of rest, self-care, and a chance to #read a good #book (or two). Tell us, what have you been reading lately? #booklovers #libraries #storytelling #Sunday #historichouses

Today is the start of #Kwanzaa, a seven-day #holiday to celebrate #AfricanAmerican history & communities. Each night, on...
12/26/2020

Today is the start of #Kwanzaa, a seven-day #holiday to celebrate #AfricanAmerican history & communities. Each night, one of seven candles, representing key community principles like unity, are lit & discussed, and the holiday ends with a large feast. Learn more: http://ow.ly/V6X650CUD9n

#FBF #MorrisJumelMansion wishes a #MerryChristmas to those who celebrate today, and sends good tidings for a safe, peace...
12/25/2020

#FBF #MorrisJumelMansion wishes a #MerryChristmas to those who celebrate today, and sends good tidings for a safe, peaceful, & #HappyNewYear to all!

📸: 2019 #MJM Victorian Holiday Party.
#holidays #Christmas #festive #community #family #celebration #nyc #historichouses @hhtnyc

#DYK #NYC local #ClementClarkeMoore shaped many of our ideas about #Santa & #ChristmasEve? Moore wrote his classic #poem...
12/24/2020

#DYK #NYC local #ClementClarkeMoore shaped many of our ideas about #Santa & #ChristmasEve? Moore wrote his classic #poem "A Visit from Saint Nicholas" in 1837. Here is part of his handwritten manuscript @NYHistory. Wishing those who celebrate a "Happy Christmas" eve!
🎅🎄🎁🦌
Credit: New-York Historical Society Library

#WashingtonWednesday #Christmas #holiday celebrations in the 18th century may have included a cup of hot #wassail, or ci...
12/23/2020

#WashingtonWednesday #Christmas #holiday celebrations in the 18th century may have included a cup of hot #wassail, or cider with spices. Here's a recipe from @colonialwmsburg if you'd like to make your own this season! Cheers!

Holiday Wassail
from Entertaining Ideas from Williamsburg

Ingredients:

1 gallon apple cider
1 large can pineapple juice (unsweetened)
3/4 cup tea can use herb tea)

Place in a cheesecloth sack:

1 Tablespoon whole cloves
1 Tablespoon whole allspice
2 sticks cinnamon

Directions: This is great cooked in a crock pot. Let it simmer very slowly for 4 to 6 hours. You can add water if it evaporates too much. Serves 20.
#holidays #winter #celebration #foodhistory #MuseumAtHome #festive #HereWeComeAWassailing @hhtnyc

Winter Hours: #MJM will be open to the public Thursday - Sunday, 11- 5 pm, with reserved tickets. However, we will be cl...
12/23/2020

Winter Hours: #MJM will be open to the public Thursday - Sunday, 11- 5 pm, with reserved tickets. However, we will be closed on 12/24 and 12/25 for the #Christmas holiday, as well as 1/1/21 on #NewYearsDay.

May you all have a happy and safe holiday season!

#SeasonsGreetings #NYC #WearAMask #community #HappyHolidays #historichouses #RogerMorrisPark @hhtnyc

While the museum is closed today, the park is open! Come see @andreaarroyoart public #art installation #CoVIDA - Homage ...
12/22/2020

While the museum is closed today, the park is open! Come see @andreaarroyoart public #art installation #CoVIDA - Homage to Victims of the Pandemic before it closes at the end of the month. #reflection #andreaarroyo #mourning #pandemic #life #NYC #community @hhtnyc

#MansionMonday We have a surprise visitor in the Park today! I wonder what this #snow person's name might be? Share any ...
12/21/2020

#MansionMonday We have a surprise visitor in the Park today! I wonder what this #snow person's name might be? Share any ideas and name suggestions in the comments! #MorrisJumelMansion #RogerMorrisPark #nyc #WashingtonHeights #historichouses #WinterSolstice #winter @hhtnyc

Happy #WinterSolstice! Today marks the first official day of #winter in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun is at its l...
12/21/2020

Happy #WinterSolstice! Today marks the first official day of #winter in the Northern Hemisphere when the sun is at its lowest point in the sky and we have the shortest amount of daylight. Tomorrow, the days will slowly get longer, though! 📷: T Mayo #historichouses #clock @hhtnyc

Last week we held a raffle to win a signed book during our Virtual Parlor Chat featuring Matthew Spady and Avi Gitler (c...
12/20/2020

Last week we held a raffle to win a signed book during our Virtual Parlor Chat featuring Matthew Spady and Avi Gitler (check out our past Parlor Chats by clicking the link in bio). Any participants who made a donation during the program were entered to win a signed book by Matthew Spady and an Audubon Mural print!

Congratulations to our winners @karen.frankie @kkngzz — thank you for supporting our mission! 💙🙏

We are still running two more raffles through the end of the year! All MJM visitors receive a survey after their visit - everyone who fills out the survey is entered to win a one year membership to MJM (raffle drawings quarterly!)

Any visitor who makes a purchase before 12/31 will ALSO be entered to win a one year membership to the museum.

#shopsmall #raffle #winners #congratulations #audubon #audubonsociety #historichouse #nyc

Good morning! We are open today, Saturday, and Sunday from 11-5 pm. Why not visit the wintry wonderland of Roger Morris ...
12/18/2020

Good morning! We are open today, Saturday, and Sunday from 11-5 pm. Why not visit the wintry wonderland of Roger Morris Park and get some last minute holiday shopping done at the house? Here is a beautiful shot of MJM in the snow, taken by our Visitor Services colleague Nicole L.

Thank you again to Audubon Park Historic District Matthew Spady and Gitler & _____'s Avi Gitler for a fascinating conver...
12/17/2020

Thank you again to Audubon Park Historic District Matthew Spady and Gitler & _____'s Avi Gitler for a fascinating conversation about the legacy of #Audubon in #NorthernManhattan last night! Also, a special thank you to our participants who had such great comments and questions! There was so much to talk about that we sadly couldn't get to them all, but we will have to have another event and follow-up posts about this topic to keep the conversation going!

Matthew and Avi have generously offered two autographed copies of the book The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot (for donations over $20), as well as a print of @georgeboorujy's "Gang of Warblers" (for donations over $40) for our MJM raffle. There's still time to participate if you are able and interested in donating to MJM to help us to continue to keep as many of our public programs and educational outreach free of charge. Winners will be announced tomorrow (12/18) on our social media at noon!

Text "MJM" to 44-321 or visit https://www.morrisjumel.org/donate
Thank you, Everyone!

#TBT Today is a snowy day in #NYC and much of the East Coast.  We hope that everyone is safe and warm inside, enjoying a...
12/17/2020

#TBT Today is a snowy day in #NYC and much of the East Coast. We hope that everyone is safe and warm inside, enjoying a nice cup of tea or hot cocoa, as they did in this 1887 picture, taken in the #Mansion's French Parlor. ☕❄️
#MorrisJumelMansion #historichouses #MuseumAtHome #nyhistory #Victorian #interior @hhtnyc

12/17/2020
Virtual Parlor Chat with Matthew Spady & Avi Gitler, Audubon Mural Project

In this program, historic preservationist Matthew Spady, author of "The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot: Audubon Park and the Families Who Shaped It," and art dealer Avi Gitler (Gitler & ____ and the Audubon Mural Project) will discuss how their individual efforts helped revive and restore Audubon's legacy in Northern Manhattan.
Participants can pick up a discounted copy of Mr. Spady’s book online at the Word Up Community Bookstore / Libreria Comunitaria website, using promo code MMMBDFYTB2020.
Free with Zoom registration. Register for this Virtual Parlor Chat now!
https://us02web.zoom.us/.../reg.../WN_NtHkK7-BQouI4FyBW3mIEQ
(Image: A Quintet of Warblers by George Boorujy, photo by Mike Fernandez and The Audubon Society)

TODAY @ 7 pm: How does #JohnJamesAudubon's life's work, The Birds of America continue to shape the landscape of #Washing...
12/16/2020

TODAY @ 7 pm: How does #JohnJamesAudubon's life's work, The Birds of America continue to shape the landscape of #WashingtonHeights & #Inwood today? Join Avi Gitler, co-founder of the #AudubonMuralProject, as he discusses #Audubon's legacy with author Matthew Spady in tonight's #VirtualParlorChat. Zoom link with registration: http://ow.ly/mhna50CNflg
📸: : AMP mural by George Boorujy. Photo by Mike Fernandez/ Audubon Society.
#MorrisJumelMansion #AudubonPark #AudubonMuralProject #history Audubon New York The Connecticut Audubon Society New Jersey Audubon New York City Department of Parks & Recreation NYC Audubon National Audubon Society

TONIGHT on Zoom @ 7 pm: #DYK that #JohnJamesAudubon was born out of wedlock on the island of Saint Domingue, today's Hai...
12/16/2020

TONIGHT on Zoom @ 7 pm: #DYK that #JohnJamesAudubon was born out of wedlock on the island of Saint Domingue, today's Haiti? This fact, along with the existence of three half-sisters who were of mixed race, was carefully edited out of his own origin story. Learn more about #Audubon's life, work, and legacy in #NorthernManhattan tonight @ 7 pm. with author Matthew Spady and Avi Gitler. Free with registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NtHkK7-BQouI4FyBW3mIEQ
#MorrisJumelMansion #AudubonPark #AudubonMuralProject #history #BirdsofNorthAmerica @hhtnyc

#TriviaTuesday The answer is D. 6 places are named Audubon Park in the US in honor of #JohnJamesAudubon, including one i...
12/15/2020

#TriviaTuesday The answer is D. 6 places are named Audubon Park in the US in honor of #JohnJamesAudubon, including one in #NYC. Learn more about #Audubon's life and legacy in #UpperManhattan tomorrow (12/16) at 7 pm. at our #free #VirtualParlorChat with author Matthew Spady and Avi Gitler (#AudubonMuralProject)

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NtHkK7-BQouI4FyBW3mIEQ

#TriviaTuesday How many places are named Audubon Park in the United States? Is it: a) 1b) 2c) 4d) 6Reply below; answers ...
12/15/2020

#TriviaTuesday How many places are named Audubon Park in the United States? Is it:
a) 1
b) 2
c) 4
d) 6
Reply below; answers will be revealed at 4:30 pm. today. Good luck!
#Audubon #JohnJamesAudubon #birds #nature #VirtualParlorChat #MorrisJumelMansion #AudubonMuralProject

TODAY at 5:30pm EST, New York Adventure Club in collaboration with MJM invite you to join our educator, Meg Lynch, as sh...
12/14/2020

TODAY at 5:30pm EST, New York Adventure Club in collaboration with MJM invite you to join our educator, Meg Lynch, as she discusses the History of Ice Cream in New York - then stick around for a DIY peppermint crunch ice creaming demonstration. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win a free scoop of ice cream from Sugar Hill Creamery!

See link in bio to purchase tickets!

#icecream #biden #washington #sugarhill #washingtonheights #diy

12/13/2020

TODAY 12/13 at 12:30pm EST, MJM and visual artist, Andrea Arroyo will join THE CITY, BPL and ReImagine for a “Memorials in New York” presentation (part of MISSING THEM, a three day event series honoring the victims of COVID) in discussion about the public art installation, CoVIDA. Join us at 12:30 with fellow presenters Naming the Lost and Care for the Homeless as we discuss the importance of memorials.

Register here: https://letsreimagine.org/74712/memorials-in-new-york-heres-how-people-are-remembering

#publicart #covida #livingmemorial #memorial #covid_19 #nyc #washingtonheights #inwood #hamiltonheights

MJM and Andrea Arroyo Artist are honored to take part in the "Missing Them" Event Series hosted by BPL and THE CITY to r...
12/10/2020
Reimagine

MJM and Andrea Arroyo Artist are honored to take part in the "Missing Them" Event Series hosted by BPL and THE CITY to remember and reflect on the lives of loved ones lost to the COVID-19 pandemic. MJM and Ms. Arroyo will be presenting about her living memorial, CoVIDA - Homage to Victims of the Pandemic, alongside other local memorial creators - such as Naming The Lost and Carefor Thehomeless who are also striving to creatively and respectfully memorialize those lost during the pandemic this Sunday, 12/13 from 12:30 until 2:30 pm.

We invite all members of our community to join in on what will surely be a beautiful, unifying program.
#remember #grieving #Pandemic #community #communitysupport #NYC #washingtonheights #inwood #harlem Brooklyn Public Library

Join us on Friday night to kick off THE CITY’s MISSING THEM Memorial Event with poetry readings on loss, grieving and celebrating life during a pandemic, presented by Brooklyn Public Library featuring poets Ellen Bass, Ross Gay and Aracelis Girmay.

Maybe you've heard the name #Audubon before in connection with #conservation organizations like the National Audubon Soc...
12/10/2020

Maybe you've heard the name #Audubon before in connection with #conservation organizations like the National Audubon Society or seen his magnificent bird paintings on display at New-York Historical Society? But did you know that #JohnJamesAudubon has a strong connection to #Uptown #Manhattan? Join #historian Matthew Spady, author of The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot, and Avi Gitler from the #AudubonMuralProject online 12/16 at 7 pm. as they discuss #Audubon's legacy today.

Register for this Virtual Parlor Chat now! https://www.morrisjumel.org/virtual-parlor-chats

Audubon New York Word Up Community Bookshop/Librería Comunitaria New York City Department of Parks & Recreation The Hispanic Society Museum & Library The Connecticut Audubon Society American Museum of Natural History Inwood Art Works Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance Historic House Trust of New York City Historic Districts Council New York Preservation Archive Project Urban Archive Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

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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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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!)