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Suzanne Clary

About Suzanne Clary

Suzanne Clary is President of the Jay Heritage Center, in Rye, NY. The Jay property is the boyhood home of New York State’s only native Founding Father, John Jay (1745-1829), America’s first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and author of The Jay Treaty.

Sec. Jewell Celebrates Park Service Centennial In Hudson Valley


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National Park Service Roundtable - the next 100 yearsHow can we be more inclusive and engage future generations to be passionate advocates of historic sites and parks? That was the question at a recent gathering of national and state preservationists at Bear Mountain State Park in late August.

The National Park Service (NPS) is celebrating its centennial this year. With record breaking visitation, it is also mindful that more must be done to inspire new audiences and stewards in the next 100 years. As part of that planning, U. S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell started off on a nationwide tour of NPS sites beginning with a historic first time visit to New York’s Hudson Valley. Continue reading

A New Academic Conference at Jay Heritage Center


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constitution week 016This past September 18 – 20, in launching the first of what it hopes to be many academic conferences at its site, the Jay Heritage Center (JHC) faced a welcome challenge: to select a topic, a keynote speaker, and partner institutions sure to generate vigorous, enlightened and thought provoking discussions.

As a member site of NY’s Path Through History for its themes on Civil Rights and suitably inspired by our nation’s observation of Constitution Week each fall, JHC asked acclaimed scholar, author and Yale Law School Professor, Akhil Reed Amar to speak “On the Nature of Constitutions.” Continue reading