Anne Northup: Northern Creoles & the Birth of American Cuisine @ The Morris Jumel Mansion

Morris Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights

(Photo: Morris-Jumel Mansion)

Saturday, February 8, from 2:00pm-6:00pm

The life of Solomon Northup, subject of the recent film “12 Years a Slave,” is widely known.  Less familiar, however, is the experience of his family during Solomon’s captivity.  Anne Northup, Solomon’s wife, an innovator in American cuisine- was an ambitious free African-American woman in 19th century New York. From 1841, Anne lived in the Morris-Jumel Mansion with her three children, building her career as she searched for her husband.

Historian Greg Washington will lead a tour of the mansion and the local neighborhood, communicating Anne’s experience of Manhattan in the early 1840’s.  Professor Jane Lancaster will discuss the complicated relationship of Anne Northup and her patron, Eliza Jumel, in Saratoga Springs and New York.  Finally, food historian, Tonya Hopkins, will recreate some of Anne Northup’s recipes for a three-course formal dinner, while leading a conversation about Anne’s life and career.

Tickets are $10 per person for the tour and symposium, $65 for the full day plus the three-course dinner. Pre-paid advanced registration is required for the dinner. Call 212 923 8008.

The Morris-Jumel Mansion is located at 65 Jumel Terrace, New York, NY 10032.  The 163rd C-train is convenient to the museum, and easily accessible.  On-street parking is available but very limited.

The program will start at 2:00pm, and conclude at 7:00pm.

Admission is $10 for the full afternoon of tour and talks.  For the tour, talks, and three-course dinner, the full price is $65.

For more info:

Program: 2:00 Lecture and Discussion with Jane Lancaster, 3:00 Tour with Greg Washington 5:00 Lecture and Dinner with Tonya Hopkins Please Contact: Morris-Jumel Mansion, 212-923-8008, for reservations.


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