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Stephen Jumel: The Making of a Merchant

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.

Morris-Jumel Mansion is a proud member of the Historic House Trust of New York City and partner of the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Events are supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with City Council and Borough President, Gale Brewer and Councilman, Ydanis Rodriguez. 

65 Jumel Terrace, New York, New York, 10032

(212) 923-8008