Since 1972, the annual Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award has been presented to the author of the best, newly published work on the American Revolutionary, combining original scholarship, insight and good writing. Awarding an American Revolutionary War historian author is one way the Museum fulfills the mission to educate the public about the events of the War and award the historical community dedicated to the study and public education regarding the American fight for freedom.
Fraunces Tavern Museum is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Book Award. The deadline for submissions is January 1, 2017.
To submit a newly published book for consideration for the Book Award, please use the following guidelines:
1. Submit two copies of the book along with the following supplemental materials:
- Book synopsis
- Author’s bio
- Name of publisher/Date published
- Contact Information
2. Mail your Book Award submissions to:
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Attn: Book Award Committee
54 Pearl Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10004
Book Award Ceremony
The Book Award Winner and Honorable Mention(s) will be announced in February 2017. Recipients will be notified via mail using the submitted contact information.
The Winner and Honorable Mention(s) will be invited to attend the Museum’s annual Family Night Dinner in April, where they will be presented with the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award.
Recent Recipients of the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award
John Ferling, Whirlwind: The American Revolution and the War that Won It
2016 Honorable Mentions
Derek W. Beck, Igniting the American Revolution: 1773-1775
Don Glickstein, After Yorktown: The Final Struggle for American Independence
Nick Bunker, An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America
2015 Honorable Mentions
Philip Papas, Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee
Tim McGrath, Give Me A Fast Ship: The Continental Navy and America’s Revolution at Sea