October-November 2014

Thursday, October 16 – Evening Lecture**
Order, Disorder, and the Rebellion in the Taverns of Pre-Revolutionary New York City*
Presented by Benjamin Carp
New York City stood at the pinnacle of alcohol consumption and sociability in the American colonies. Manhattan’s taverns were also frequented by British troops and mail packet boats from England. City dwellers grappled with the typical tension between order and disorder associated with tavern life as well as a revolutionary movement which mobilized in taverns as part of a cross-class political network.

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.

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**Includes Museum admission & light refreshments

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