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Family Day at MJM- Women of the Revolutionary War

Morris-Jumel Mansion
65 Jumel Terrace,
a short block betw W. 160 & 162 Sts.

Celebrate Women’s History Month and learn about the heroines during the Revolutionary War. Since women were not allowed to join the Continental Army, some women became spies for the American cause. We will be making a special spy activity and other crafts. Continue reading Family Day at MJM- Women of the Revolutionary War

Morris-Jumel Mansion

During the wholesale NBA jerseys decade before wholesale nba jerseys the Revolutionary War, the Georgian house, with Letterman its monumental portico and octagonal drawing room, was wholesale NFL jerseys the setting for wholesale jerseys some of the colony’s most fashionable parties.

In Lights the fall of 1776, the Mansion was seized by the Continental Army wholesale NBA jerseys and served as headquarters for George Washington during the Battle of Harlem Heights. British Dyckman and Hessian commanders occupied the house after Washington’s retreat from New York.

In the summer of Dr 1790, Washington returned to the Mansion and dined with the members of his cabinet. Among those at the table were Thomas Jefferson, hemsidan Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Henry Knox.

In 1810, wealthy French wine merchant Stephen Jumel and his American wife, Eliza, purchased the Mansion, and spared no expense refurbishing it. In 1828, they returned from Paris with crates of furniture and paintings, much of which they claimed had belonged to Napoleon. A year after Stephen Jumel died in 1832, his widow married former vice president By Aaron Burr. The marriage ended quickly and Eliza lived alone in the house until her death in 1865.

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