Washington Ice Cream Social in the Heights with Author Alexis Coe and Sugar Hill Creamery
The history of ice cream has deep ties to both New York and Presidential history, including some of the original attendees of the July 10th, 1790 dinner hosted at the Mansion by George Washington. Explore the history of ice cream in America and its ties to presidential history while enjoying scoops from Sugar Hill Creamery. Alexis Coe, author of The New York Times Best-Seller You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George Washington, will present a talk on the animals at Mt. Vernon, including Washington’s dog “Sweetlips,” and cattle raised for cream to make foods, such as ice cream.
This event commemorates the dinner held at the Mansion on July 10th, 1790, attended by President George Washington and his wife Martha, Vice President John Adams and his wife Abigail, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and his wife Eliza, and other prominent cabinet members.
Alexis will be available after the event to sign books and take additional questions. In case of inclement weather, the event will be postponed to Sunday, July 17th at 4:00pm. A call regarding the postponement will be made no later than 24 hours in advance of the event.
$30 General Admission | Event entry for ice cream and lecture
$100 Patron | Event entry, gift bag, and sponsor recognition
$50 Add-on Gift Bags (a $75+ value!) with a “Make Your Own Colonial Ice Cream” kit, Alexis Coe’s You Never Forget Your First book (signed at the event), Caswell & Massey Number Six soap (Washington’s signature scent!), Oliver Pluff tea, and a Morris-Jumel Mansion tote bag.
$1,000 VIP Seating & Event Entry for 6 Includes event entry for 6, plus gift bags for all attendees, sponsor recognition, and a package of three bottles of commemorative wine by Old York Cellars: “Sweet Lips” Madeira Blend, Mansion White, and Heritage Rosé Garden.
Additional items are available for bid in our Virtual Silent Auction, starting on Thursday, 7/1.
Can’t make it? Make a donation by texting “MJM” to 44-321 or visiting https://www.morrisjumel.org/donate