Monday, February 16 – Open House
Presidents’ Day Open House
$1 admission ALL DAY
FTM celebrates George Washington’s birthday and Presidents’ Day by offering $1 admission all day. Huzzah! (Make sure you check out Washington’s tooth fragment and lock of hair in the McEntee Gallery.)
Friday, February 20 – Annual Fundraiser
George Washington Birthday Ball
Get your dancing shoes and moves ready for the annual George Washington Birthday Ball to benefit Fraunces Tavern Museum! This year, Beth Hill, President of Fort Ticonderoga, is the Distinguished Patriot. For more information, please call (212) 425-1776.
Thursday, February 26 – Evening Lecture*
February Mapping Manhattan from the Revolutionary War to 1811**
Presented by Paul Cohen & Robert Augustyn
More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents 65 full-color maps of America’s oldest city. This talk will focus on the fortified city from the late 18th century to the street grid of the Commissioners’ Plan.
Thursday, March 12 – Evening Lecture*
Fighting over the Founders: How We Remember the American Revolution**
Presented by Andrew Schocket
The American Revolution serves as a source of powerful founding myths and remains the most accessible and most contsted event in US history. More than any other, it stands as a proxy for how Americans perceive the nation’s aspirations. Identifying competing interpretations of the Revolution, Schocket reveals how our views of the past and present illuminates our ideas of what the United States means to its citizens in the new millennium.
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.
*Members: To reserve a seat, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
**Doors open at 6pm – Lecture begins at 6:30pm; Lecture Admission: $10; FREE FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS
Includes Museum admission & light refreshments
Watch some of our past lectures filmed by C-SPAN!