Eliza Day: A Mansion & Its Mistress
Saturday, July 18, 2015
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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Famed New Yorker Eliza Jumel, who rose from rags to riches, and her equally illustrious house will mark their anniversaries with a triple-barreled program at the Morris-Jumel Mansion. The celebration will begin with a richly illustrated presentation, led by MJM Executive Director Carol Ward, on the history of the mansion, which is turning 250 years old this year. Next, historian Margaret Oppenheimer will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Eliza Jumel's death with a short reading from her forthcoming biography, The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic. The day's program will end with a 15-minute walk to Trinity Church's uptown cemetery, where attendees will discover just who is buried in the Jumel crypt (surprises to come!). The program is free with admission to the mansion, though reservations are required. Call (212) 923-8008 to RSVP.