Event Recap: New Member & Volunteer Reception

This is a reception for new members of PWP, members who have volunteered over the past year, and members who are interested in volunteering. We will be honoring Maddi Ring as our 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Maddi has served PWP in many ways: as Vice President, President, member of the Development Committee and Web Committee that developed the new website.

The reception is a wonderful way for new members to meet other members, and a great opportunity to spend time in one of New York's great historic houses. The mansion is normally closed on Mondays, so we will have private access to the galleries before and during the reception. All are invited to bring their cameras for great, uncrowded photo opportunities.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion was build in 1765, and was used by George Washington as his headquarters during the fall of 1776. Through architecture and a diverse collection of decorative arts objects, each room of the Morris-Jumel Mansion reveals a specific aspect of its colorful history from the 18th through the 19th centuries. This is a great photo opp so bring your cameras!

Please RSVP to Carol Ward at csward08@gmail.com


Morris-Jumel Mansion is located at 65 Jumel Terrace, a short block which extends from West 160th & West 162nd Streets. It is one block east of St. Nicholas Avenue and one block west of Edgecombe Avenue. Please note that West 161st Street does not extend this far west but Sylvan Terrace can be entered from St. Nicholas Avenue and leads to the entrance.

train to 163rd Street. Exit the stairs at the south-east end of the station. Walk past the C-Town grocery store and proceed up stone stairwell on the left (east) side of St. Nicolas Avenue. Museum entrance is directly ahead of you at the end of Sylvan Terrace.

(Madison Ave.) to 160th and Edgecombe Ave.
(uphill walk one block west to Jumel Terrace. Museum Entrance is 1/2 block north on Jumel Terrace) 

M3 or M18
(Madison Ave.) to 160th and St. Nicholas Ave.
(walk 1/2 block east to Jumel Terrace. Museum Entrance is 1/2 block north on Jumel Terrace)

(Third Ave.) to 161st and Amsterdam Ave.
(walk one block south to West 160th Street and two short blocks to Jumel Terrace. Museum entrance is 1/2 block north on Jumel Terrace).

From the east side:
Take the FDR Drive to 135th Street. Travel west on 135th to St. Nicholas Ave. and turn right. Proceed to 160th Street and turn right. Turn left on Jumel Terrace.

From the north and the west side:
Henry Hudson to 158th Street. Take 158th Street east and turn left on St. Nicholas Avenue. Turn right onto 160th Street and proceed ½ block to Jumel Terrace on left.

Parking is available on 160th and 162th Streets, on Jumel Terrace (cobblestone street) in front of the museum, and behind the museum on Edgecombe Avenue.