This lecture will focus on the presidency of George Washington while the capital was located in New York, as well as the temporary relocation to Philadelphia. Speaker Jimmy Napoli is an independent historian and runs the ”Outside In” Tour Company.
Harlem’s Morris-Jumel Mansion is Manhattan’s oldest house. Built in 1765 by British officer Roger Morris, the house was later inhabited by George Washington during the Battle of Harlem Heights in 1776 and the Jumel family from 1810 to 1865. The house, now a museum, is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 10 am to 4 pm. The museum is located between 160th and 162nd Streets just east of St. Nicholas Avenue and can be easily reached via the C train to 163rd Street, the A train to 168th Street, or the M2, M3, M101 or M18 bus to 160th Street.
The event is FREE but advanced registration is required.
Call 212 923 8008 or email email@example.com for more information and to make a reservation.
This lecture is funded by the New York Council for the Humanities, a state-affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Visit the web site at www.morrisjumel.org
The Morris-Jumel Mansion is part of the Historic House Trust of NYC and The Department of Parks and Recreation.