November 2014

Thursday, November 6 – Evening Lecture**
George Washington: The Master Tactician You Need to Meet*
Presented by Michael Schellhammer
While some historians call Washington a less than stellar battlefield general, a closer look shows how Washington matured as a commander and applied lessons from previous battles to out-think, out-maneuver, and out-fight his British opponents, particularly Sir Henry Clinton in the critical 1779 campaign on the Hudson River.

Saturday, November 22 – Walking Tour
Evacuation Day Walking Tour
Led by Fred Cookinham
11:30pm – 1:30pm
For 7 years of war, New York City was the main base for the British. When they filed onto their ships to leave for good on November 25, 1783, 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.

Monday, November 24 – Special Event
Evacuation Day Dinner
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc.
6:30pm – 10:00pm
Early bird tickets: $100 (October 13-19)
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 13 toasts that celebrated a new country and served as a “lesson to Princes.”

*Members: To reserve a seat, please email
**Doors open at 6pm – Lecture begins at 6:30pm; Lecture Admission: $10; FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS
Includes Museum admission & light refreshments



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