Thursday, October 13 – Evening Lecture
Washington & Hamilton: The Alliance that Forged America
Presented by Stephen Knott
6:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
In the wake of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers faced a daunting task: overcome their competing visions to build a new nation, the likes of which the world had never seen. Knott chronicles the unlikely collaboration between two conflicting characters working together to protect their hard-won freedoms. While Washington and Hamilton’s different personalities often led to fruitful collaboration, their conflicting ideals also tested the boundaries of their relationship and threatened the future of the new republic.
Thursday, November 3 – Evening Lecture
Of Arms & Artists: The American Revolution Through Painters’ Eyes
Presented by Paul Staiti
6:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
The lives of the five great American artists of the Revolutionary period, Charles Wilson Peale, John Singleton Copley, John Trumbull, Benjamin West, and Gilbert Stuart were every bit as eventful as those of the Founders with whom they continually interacted. Their works contributed mightily to America’s founding spirit.
Friday, November 4 – Exhibition Opening
History’s Treasures: Special Pieces from the Museum’s Collection
Curated by Jessica B. Phillips, Executive Director
5:30pm – 8:30pm
This exhibition will display the Museum’s artifact highlights that haven’t been on view in many years. These select few objects will include the recently restored Baron Von Steuben camp liquor chest, Dennis Malone Carter’s 1854 painting, Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth, and the last known letter from Patriot spy, Nathan Hale.
Saturday, November 19 & Sunday, November 20 – Walking Tour
Evacuation Day Walking Tour
11am – 1pm
$15 – Museum Members
$20 – Public
Due to popular demand, this tour will be offered on Saturday and Sunday!
New York City had been occupied by the British for over seven years. On November 25, 1783, they boarded their ships to leave for good; the War for Independence was finally over. Led by NYC Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham, follow in the footsteps of General Washington and his troops as they entered the city in triumph and learn about the people and sites during this time.
Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance. Starting location will be provided in confirmation email. More details to come.
Monday, November 21 – Special Event
Evacuation Day Dinner
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
$100 – Early Bird (October 17-23)
$125 – Regular
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 are required and must be purchased in advance. More details to come.