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MJM Virtual Parlor Chat: “Two Elizas in Old New York” with Professor Katherine Manthorne

“Two Elizas in Old New York: Eliza Greatorex Picturing Eliza Jumel’s Mansion” with Katherine Manthorne, Author and Professor of Art History, Graduate Center, City University of New York 

Responding to urban renewal following the Civil War, Eliza Greatorex made drawings of Manhattan’s disappearing landmarks and compiled them in her magisterial volume Old New York (1875). In this visual presentation, we follow the artist as she surveyed the island city, beginning at the Battery and culminating in her illustrations of the Morris Jumel Mansion. RESCHEDULED FROM MARCH.

This Zoom lecture is free with online reservation. Register for this Virtual Parlor Chat now!

Respondiendo a la renovación urbana después de la Guerra Civil, Eliza Greatorex hizo dibujos de los puntos de referencia desaparecidos de Manhattan y los compiló en su volumen magistral Old New York (1875). En esta presentación visual, seguimos a la artista mientras inspeccionaba la ciudad isleña, comenzando en Battery y culminando con sus ilustraciones de la mansión Morris Jumel. REPROGRAMADO DE MARZO.

Esta conferencia de Zoom es gratuita con reserva en línea. ¡Regístrese en este chat de salón virtual ahora!

Virtual Commemoration of Washington’s 1790 Cabinet Dinner

Event commemorating President George Washington’s Cabinet Dinner held on the Mansion’s grounds on the second Sunday in July, 1790.

An afternoon exploring the meaning and significance of this historic gathering, featuring talks, conversation, music, and interactive demonstrations.

Tickets: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrce2ppjkjGdJhJaBenyFqvNcAa36MRZPD?fbclid=IwAR0MOpWoDOfsyY4TB1Vd4Ekqlb-5M44Rxf2aFiMQPu-p5ojbbhhjbBTYxGQ


Morris-Jumel Mansion: Make Your Own 18th Century Ice Cream!

Did you know that Washington’s favorite dessert was ice cream?

Take a break from the summer heat and learn to make your own “creamed ice,” inspired by eighteenth century recipes. Learn all about the history of ice cream in early America, including the unique flavorings and how this delicate treat was made.

Museum educators will guide you through a 45-minute process of making individual servings using the supplies listed below.

Supplies (per serving):
• 2 small plastic or sandwich-sized freezer bags
• 1/2 cup milk
• 1/2 cup heavy cream (Note: For non-dairy options, try substituting the milk and heavy cream portions with coconut milk and almond milk; this may require in more “freezing” time)
• 2 tablespoons sugar (small granulated sugar preferred over raw or larger chunks of sugar)
• 6 tablespoons kosher or rock salt (larger chunks preferred over smaller granulated saltfrom your salt shaker)
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 gallon-sized freezer bag OR a round, empty coffee can with lid
• Ice (about 2-3 cups)
• Gloves, oven mitts, or a hand towel to hold the outside of each bag or coffee can (which will get cold quickly!)
• A spoon to eat it! (And a bowl if you’d like to share!)
• Mix-ins such as chocolate chips, chopped strawberries, blueberries, other fruits, food-grade essential oils, or pre-crushed cookies (optional)

Image: Journal of the American Revolution, (https://allthingsliberty.com/2014/03/washington-father-of-two-scoops/)

Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlceiurTotE9YpwWBcxZYekXfT1jmphP96?fbclid=IwAR0M7mEjS4i1VTPC2b-SwW3v1q8q-xcYUPY7D8z-30dYZBSr4OQLE4L8Tgo


Virtual ConEdison Family Day: Make Your Own Folding Star Banner

Celebrate American Independence Day (July 4th), a birthday, or honor someone you feel is a star in your life by making a simple and fun star banner with endless variations. Join Ms. Daniella on Zoom to learn how to make your own paper star decorations+.

Register here for FREE and have the following materials with you and ready to go on Saturday:

  • Square pieces of paper. The paper can be different types of paper and sizes, as long as it’s square! 6” x 6” squares are a good size to work with and produce big stars (Ex: newspaper, wrapping paper, Origami paper, cut up grocery store bags)

  • Twine or String for hanging stars

  • Hole punch or a strong pen to make holes in the stars

  • Optional materials: paint, markers, or other items to decorate your paper stars.

Lunch Break Lecture: A Closer Look at Portraiture at the Mansion

Take your lunch break with Morris-Jumel Mansion and join us for a closer look and lively conversation about a selection of beloved portraits at the Mansion.

Register here to participate live via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIodOivrjwsE92rPfjDFSL7l8uBk6kuqcvb