Events

 

February 13-15 – Open House Weekend
Presidents’ Day Open House
Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday and Presidents’ Day by visiting the Museum – admission is $1 all weekend!

Thursday, February 18 – Evening Lecture
Glover’s Brigade 1776
Presented by Philip Briggs
6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
In the fall of 1776, as commander-in-chief George Washington struggled to defend New York City against a sizeable British combined force, he increasingly became dependent upon a group of well-trained armed sailors to carry out his mission. This maritime force under the leadership of John Glover of Marblehead, Massachusetts, would greatly facilitate the narrowly successful withdrawal of the Continental Army across the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan. By year’s end, Washington, against all odds and once again dependent on Glover’s amphibians, would lead an epic Christmas night attack across the ice strewn Delaware River. His follow-on defeat of the Hessian garrison in Trenton did much to boost the American cause.

Friday, February 26 – Special Event
The 139th Annual George Washington Birthday Ball
Union League Club
7:00 -10:00pm
To request an invitation or additional information, please contact 212-425-1776.

Thursday, March 10 – Evening Lecture
Renegade Revolutionary: The Life of General Charles Lee ++ 2015 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Honorable Mention ++
Presented by Phillip Papas
6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
In November 1774, a pamphlet to the “People of America” was published in Philadelphia and London. It forcefully articulated American rights and liberties and argued that the Americans needed to declare their independence from Britain. The author of this pamphlet was Charles Lee, a former British army officer turned revolutionary, fought on and off the battlefield for expanded democracy, freedom of conscience, individual liberties, human rights, and for the formal education of women.

Saturday, April 16 – Walking Tour
A Rebellious Brew: New York’s Tea Party 1774
Led by Fred Cookinham
11:00am – 1:00pm
Contrary to popular belief, Boston was not the only Colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own versions, albeit on smaller scales. Join licensed New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham to envision New York’s 1774 waterfront and discover why the city was so late in the game to revel in patriotic spirit. Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will go on sale February 16, 2016.

*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