March-April 2015

Monday, March 23 – 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.

Saturday, April 18 – Concert
Exodus: Dreams of the Promised Land in Antebellum America
By Salon/Sanctuary Concerts
The enduring power of liberation imagery in the early American consciousness comes to life through early spirituals and Shaker hymns performed with historic texts selected from abolitionist writings, slave and suffragette narratives. Fraunces Tavern, one of the first sites of American government, sets the stage for starkly beautiful American repertoire. Performances by The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble and Guest Actors. Tickets available through

Thursday, April 23 – Evening Lecture*
The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation**
Presented by Thomas Fleming
History tends to cast the early years of America in a glow of camaraderie, however, many conflicts existed between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Fleming will examine how the differing characters and leadership styles of Washington and Jefferson shaped two opposing views of the presidency and nation. This clash profoundly influenced the next two centuries of America’s history and persists in the present day.

Saturday, April 25 – Walking Tour
A Rebellious Brew: New York’s Tea Party of 1774
Led by Fred Cookinham
11am – 1pm
$15/Museum Members, $20/Regular Price
Boston was not the only Colonial city to have its own ‘tea party’ in revolutionary times. Many seaport cities, including New York, had their own rebellions. Join licensed New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham to envision New York’s 1774 waterfront and discover why the city was so late in the game to revel in patriotic spirit.

Monday, April 27 – Special Event
Book Award Ceremony & Family Night Dinner
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
6:30pm – Cocktail hour in the Flag Gallery
7:30pm – Dinner in the Bissell Room of Fraunces Tavern Restaurant
FTM is pleased to announce this year’s Book Award Winner, “An Empire on the Edge” by Nick Bunker. A cocktail hour will be held in the Flag Gallery of FTM, followed by dinner in Fraunces Tavern Restaurant. Honorable Mention author Tim McGrath will be speaking on his book, “Give Me A Fast Ship.” Advanced reservations required.

*Members: To reserve a seat, please email
**Doors open at 6pm – Lecture begins at 6:30pm; Lecture Admission: $10; FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS
Includes Museum admission & light refreshments

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