1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: John Jay Homestead
400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536
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Just 20 minutes west of Ridgefield, the John Jay Homestead is the place to which Founding Father John Jay retired in 1801 after decades of public service. He had served as President of the Second Continental Congress, principal negotiator of the Treaty of Paris, Secretary for Foreign Affairs under the Articles of Confederation, and the first Chief Justice of the United States. The tour will focus on the years of his residency (many of the Jay family furnishings remain with the house) and the lecture will touch on Jay’s relationships with Washington, Hamilton, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson and Madison and his work as a diplomat, jurist and prominent citizen of the