We enjoy the intersection of American history and Rye City here at MyRye.com.
As a consequence, we were heartened when George Washington's Mt. Vernon estate accepted a bit of George Washington history from Rye – specifically a detail from his diary on visiting the Square House back in 1789.
New York · October 15, 1789
On October 15, 1789, George Washington recorded in his diary, that “After dinner, through frequent light showers we proceed’d to the Tavern of a Mrs. Haviland at Rye; who keeps a very neat and decent Inn.” This inn is preserved as the Square House museum."
"Thank you for your submission of the Square House in Rye as a point in the Washington’s World interactive map," Rob Shenk, Senior Vice President, Visitor Engagement at George Washington's Mount Vernon told MyRye.com in an email. "We did have a point set aside for Rye, but with your help we have now placed it properly over the Square House and have improved the description."