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MJM Virtual Parlor Chat: Who was the Real Mary Philipse Morris?

The life and story of Mary Philipse Morris (1730-1825) is largely framed through her relationships with men, including her husband, British colonel Roger Morris, and rumored suitor, George Washington.

Many speculations and romanticized stories persist, but what do we as historians actually know about her? In this virtual conversation, Jessa Krick from Historic Hudson Valley and Megan Byrnes from Morris-Jumel Mansion will explore the life and times of this elusive member of the prominent Philipse family, highlighting her legacy at, and connection to, the two historic sites.

This Zoom lecture is free with online registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1vH5bUZoSvSNhI1A8rywFA?mc_cid=14123ee722&mc_eid=25442e4b3f