Wednesday, November 18 – Special Event
Celebrating New York City’s Forgotten Independence Day!
Hosted by NYS Archives Partnership Trust & Fraunces Tavern Museum
Trust & Museum Members Event Only
6pm – 8pm
Known as Evacuation Day, this holiday was once considered New York’s equivalent of Independence Day and marks the withdrawal of the British from New York City in 1783. Please join us at a unique members only New York event! Tickets must be purchased in advance. Register now!
Saturday, November 21 – Walking Tour
Evacuation Day Walking Tour
Led by Fred Cookinham
11am – 1pm
$15/Museum Mebers; $20
New York City had been the main base for the British for over seven years of war. On November 25, 1783, they filed onto their ships to leave for good; the War for Independence was finally over. Led by New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham, you will follow in the footsteps of General Washington and his troops as they entered New York in triumph. Learn about the people and sites of New York and what it was like to be caught up in a revolution. Tickets have sold out for this walking tour.
Monday, November 23 – Special Event
Evacuation Day Dinner
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
Early bird tickets (October 19/23): $100
Regular tickets: $125
After the British evacuated New York City, Governor George Clinton honored George Washington, the Commander-in-Chief, with a banquet held in Fraunces Tavern. Join the SRNY as they continue this tradition with the original thirteen toasts that celebrated a new country and served as a “lesson to Princes.” Tickets must be purchased in advance. Buy yours here!
Thursday, December 3 – Special Event
Exclusive Museum Members Event
6:30pm – 8:30pm
On December 4, 1783, nine days after the last British soldiers left American soil, General George Washington gathered in the Long Room of Fraunces Tavern with his officers and delivered an emotional farewell. As document in Benjamin Tallmadge’s memoir, General Washington told his officers, ‘With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you. I most devoutly with that your latter days may be as a prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.’ The memoir is part of the Museum’s collection and is currently on exhibit in the Mesick Gallery.
Museum Members will spend this evening with drink, food, and a reading from Tallmadge’s memoir by a historical reenactor. Members must RSVP by November 26. Please send RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, December 17 – Evening Lecture
The Henry Burbeck Papers: From the American Revolution to the Present*
Presented by Cheney J. Schopieray
6:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Henry Burbeck joined the American artillery service in the weeks following the Battles of Lexington and Concord, serving almost uninterrupted for the next 40 years. From 1802 to 1815, Burbeck held the title of service. The Curator of Manuscripts from the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor will be leading a discussion about Brigadier General Burbeck and the Clements Library’s recent acquisition of over 2,300 letters and documents pertinent to the life and career of this dedicated military officer.
*Members: To reserve a seat, please email email@example.com; Lecture admission includes Museum admission & light refreshments
Watch some of our past lectures filmed by C-SPAN