Thursday, January 9 – Evening Lecture*
Dangerous Guests: Enemy Captives and Revolutionary Communities During the War for Independence**
Presented by Ken Miller
During the War for Independence, American revolutionaries held more than 13,000 prisoners, creating an ethnically diverse community in makeshift detention camps. Lancaster, PA was the American’s principal site for incarcerating enemy prisoners of war and stood at the nexus of two vastly different revolutionary worlds: one national, the other intensely local. Concentrating the prisoners in the heart of Lancaster brought the revolutionaries’ enemies to their doorstep. With residents already facing a daily war at home, this reinforced not only preoccupations with internal security but also novel commitments to cause and country.
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**Doors open at 6pm – Lecture begins at 6:30pm; Lecture Admission: $10; FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS
Includes Museum admission & light refreshments
Monday, January 26 – Special Event
Tallmadage Day Dinner
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
Through the generosity of Frederick Samuel Tallmadge, the second SRNY persident, Fraunces Tavern was saved from demolition in the early 1900s. Join the SRNY as they commemorate him on his birthday! A reception will be held in the Flag Gallery of Fraunces Tavern Museum and a dinner will follow in the Bissell Room of Fraunces Tavern Restaurant.
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