Events

AUGUST

Thursday, August 25 – Evening Lecture
Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution*
Presented by Patrick O’Donnell
6:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
In August 1776, a month after the Continental Congress had formally declared independence from Britain, the revolution was on the verge of a sudden and isastrous end. General George Washington found his troops outmanned and outmaneuvered at the Battle of Brooklyn and it looked liked there was no escape. But thanks to a series of desperate rear guard attacks by a single heroic regiment, famously known as the “Immortal 400,” Washington was able to evacuate his men and the nascent Continental Army lived to fight another day.

September

Thursday, September 22 – Special Event
Nathan Hale Day Commemoration
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
12pm – 1pm
FREE
Nathan Hale was commissioned by George Washington to infiltrate the British ranks to gather information. He was discovered in September 22, 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 martyred spy Nathan Hale at the foot of the Nathan Hale statue which stands at City Hall Park. The ceremony features the SRNY Color Guard, a mayoral proclamation, wreath laying, and more.

Thursday, September 22 – Evening Lecture
In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives*
Presented by Kenneth C. Davis
6:30pm (Doors open at 6pm)
Through the powerful stories of five enslaved people “owned” by four presidents, Davis explores the role of slavery during the founding of America. The dramatic narraties of five enslaved people illuminate this denied force’s important role and tragic, shameful, and ironic history behind America’s founding. Their stories are true and they should be heard.

Saturday, September 24 – Special Event
Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
12pm – 1pm
FREE
Museum Day Live!, now in its twelfth year, is a nationwide event where participating museums and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket, accompanied by one guest. Get your free ticket here to take advantage of free admission.

*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