The amazing Eliza Jumel rose from poverty to become one of the richest women in New York. The basis of her wealth was the fortune acquired from her first husband, Stephen Jumel. Stephen's origins, until now shrouded in mystery, will be revealed in an illustrated lecture at the Morris-Jumel Mansion on Saturday, May 16th, at 1 p.m. Historian Margaret A. Oppenheimer, author of a forthcoming, legend-busting biography of Eliza, will disclose previously unknown details of Stephen's parentage and youth, including his date of birth: May 7th, 1765. That makes Stephen 250 years old--the same age as the country manor that today bears his name! Free with museum admission. Advanced registration is required. Call 212-923-8008 or click here.
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Earlier Event: May 14The Loves of Aaron Burr: Portraits in Corsetry and Binding
Later Event: May 16Music at Morris-Jumel: Celebrating the Morris-Jumel Mansion at 250