September 2014

Wednesday, September 10 – EXHIBITION OPENING
Give Me Liberty by Sylvanus Shaw
New artworks by the Brooklyn-based Sylvanus Shaw will be on displayed in the Loeb Gallery. The exhibition incorporates early American themes and imagery through a variety of media from traditional oil painting to collaged security envelopes with holograms and mica powders.

Thursday, September 18 – Evening Lecture
Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers who Won America’s Independence
Presented by Jack Kelly
6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Free/Museum Members*
$10/General admission**
The soldiers of the Revolution were a diverse lot: merchants and mechanics, farmers and fishermen, paragons and drunkards. Most were ardent amateurs. Despite a bitterly divided populaces, lack of of supplies, and appalling physical hardships, these inexperienced warriors made a remarkable feat by defeating a superpower.

Monday, September 22 – Special Event
Nathan Hale Commemoration
Presented by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc.
12:30pm at City Hall Park; FREE
Commissioned by George Washington, Nathan Hale infiltrated the British ranks to gather information. He was discovered on September 21, 1776 and hanged for treason, without trial, the next morning. Join the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York as they commemorate the 238th anniversary of Nathan Hale Day in City Hall Park.

Saturday, September 27 – Special Event
Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! 2014
Fraunces Tavern Museum is participating in Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! Get your free ticket at Smithsonian Mag Museum Day to take advantage of free admission at Fraunces Tavern Museum and other participating museums.

*Members: To reserve a seat, please email
**Includes Museum admission & light refreshments

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

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