Events

Friday, July 3 – Sunday, July 5
Independence Day Weekend Open House
$1 Admission weekend

Friday, July 3 – Meet and Greet & Film Screening
I Say Vote Yes: An Afternoon with William Daniels & 1776′
1pm – 5pm
FREE with Museum admission
Meet actor William Daniels, who played John Adams in 1776, and learn what it was like to portray one of the Founding Fathers in this iconic musical film released in 1972. Daniels will be signing copies of his memoir, Still at Play: My 75 Years in Show Business and Roles America Embraced. Signing at 1pm; screening begins at 2pm. Reservations not required.

Friday, July 3 – Walking Tour
A Toast to History: Independence Eve
8pm – 10:30 (Happy Hour at the Tavern starts at 8pm, tour begins at 9pm)
Led by Jennifer Patton
SOLD OUT
(Ticket price includes a pint of Samuel Fraunces Ale to enjoy at the Tavern before tour starts)
Created as a condensed version of our traditional July 4th walking tour with a social ‘twist,’ spend the evening of July 3rd strolling the streets of the Financial District with FTM’s very own Director of Education and Public Programs to learn about the City’s rich Revolutionary War history. Whether you are a novice or history buff, you’ll be sure to walk away with a new fact or two to drop while celebrating the 4th with friends and family the next day. dvanced ticket purchase required.

Saturday, July 4 – Walking Tour
Annual Revolutionary War New York Nighttime Tour
3am – 7am
Led by James Kaplan
SOLD OUT
For the 13th year in a row, join veteran guide James S. Kaplan & learn about important Revolutionary War heroes, some of which are buried in Lower Manhattan. Watching the early morning sun rise from Trinity Church, you’ll be fascinated to discover just how pivotal New York City was throughout the war for independence. Advanced ticket purchase required.

Thursday, July 16 – Evening Lecture*
The Culinary Lives of John & Abigail Adams: A Cookbook
Presented by Rosana Y. Wan
Doors open at 6pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm
$10/General; Free/Museum Members
While dining at Fraunces Tavern in 1774, John Adams wrote of “The most splendid dinner I ever saw, a profusion of rich dishes.” Given that Adams had a distaste for New York City in general, this was high praise indeed! Together with his beloved wife, Abigail, Adams enjoyed hearty and diverse cuisines in the colonies as well as in Europe. Together or separate, at home or abroad, this extraordinary couple humbly experienced an international style of cookery that inspired modern American culinary culture.

Thursday, August 6 – Evening Lecture*
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution
Presented by Kathleen Duval
Doors open at 6pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm
$10/General; Free/Museum Members
While citizens of the thirteen rebelling colonies came to blows with the British Empire over tariffs and parliamentary representation, the situation on the rest of the continent was even more fraught. Revealing that individual motives counted as much as the ideals of liberty and freedom the Founders espoused, the choices made by people living outside the colonies were also of critical importance to the war’s outcome.

Thursday, September 17 – Evening Lecture*
The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered
Presented by Laura Auricchio
Doors open at 6pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm
$10/General; Free/Museum Members
This new biography of the Marquis de Lafayette looks past the storybook hero and reveals a rich portrait of a man who was driven by dreams of glory and felled by tragic, human weaknessess. Hailed in the United States as a hero and becoming the symbol of the Franco-American alliance that ultimately defeated Great Britain, he would later be seen as a traitor to this own countrymen, remaining even today a murky figure in French history.

Tuesday, September 22 – Special Event
Nathan Hale Day Commemoration
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
12pm – 1pm
FREE
Join the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York as they commemorate martyred spy Nathan Hale at the foot of the Nathan Hale statute which stands at City Hall Park. The ceremony features the SRNY Color Guard, a mayoral proclamation, wreath laying and more. Nathan Hale was commissioned by George Washington to infiltrate the British ranks to gather information. He was discovered on September 22, 1776 and hanged for treason without trial the next morning.

Saturday, September 26 – Special Event
Smithsonian Museum Day Live! 2015
Fraunces Tavern Museum is participating in Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! Get your ticket here to take advantage of FREE ADMISSION to Fraunces Tavern Museum and other participating museums!

*Members: To reserve a seat, please email development@frauncestavernmuseum.org; Lecture admission includes Museum admission & light refreshments

Watch some of our past lectures filmed by C-SPAN!

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