Events

Thursday, August 6 – Evening Lecture*
Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution
Presented by Kathleen Duval
Doors open at 6pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm
$10/General; Free/Museum Members
While citizens of the thirteen rebelling colonies came to blows with the British Empire over tariffs and parliamentary representation, the situation on the rest of the continent was even more fraught. Revealing that individual motives counted as much as the ideals of liberty and freedom the Founders espoused, the choices made by people living outside the colonies were also of critical importance to the war’s outcome.

Thursday, September 17 – Evening Lecture*
The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered
Presented by Laura Auricchio
Doors open at 6pm, Lecture begins at 6:30pm
$10/General; Free/Museum Members
This new biography of the Marquis de Lafayette looks past the storybook hero and reveals a rich portrait of a man who was driven by dreams of glory and felled by tragic, human weaknessess. Hailed in the United States as a hero and becoming the symbol of the Franco-American alliance that ultimately defeated Great Britain, he would later be seen as a traitor to this own countrymen, remaining even today a murky figure in French history.

Tuesday, September 22 – Special Event
Nathan Hale Day Commemoration
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
12pm – 1pm
FREE
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 statute which stands at City Hall Park. The ceremony features the SRNY Color Guard, a mayoral proclamation, wreath laying and more. Nathan Hale was commissioned by George Washington to infiltrate the British ranks to gather information. He was discovered on September 22, 1776 and hanged for treason without trial the next morning.

Saturday, September 26 – Special Event
Smithsonian Museum Day Live! 2015
Fraunces Tavern Museum is participating in Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! Get your ticket here to take advantage of FREE ADMISSION to Fraunces Tavern Museum and other participating museums!

*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!

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