Saturday April 30th, 1 PM – 3 PM
Come learn how to create a great historical fiction story about the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Director of Education, Carol Ward, and Sarah Durham of “Uptown Writers” will lead the session that will introduce writers and aspiring authors to the concepts of subject, setting and character to kick off the 1st edition of the MJM Writing Competition!
The event and competition are open to all ages, prizes will be awarded and the winning stories will be published on the MJM website.
The event is FREE but advanced registration is required. Call 212 923 8008
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.
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.