Events

December

Tuesday, December 20 – Holiday Concert
SING WE ALL MERRILY: A Colonial Christmas
6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
$12 Museum Members / $15 Public

Balladeer Linda Russell presents a holiday concert that brings life to Christmas Past. Christmas was outlawed by the Puritans of New England in 1659. Yet, the Englishman, John Smith noted a very merry celebration held by the settlers of Jamestown. Christmas in Colonial times was kept – or not kept – according to one’s religious background and country of origin. This joyous and heartfelt presentation explores the traditions of the holiday in early America through English carols, American folk hymns, dance tunes and drinking songs. Quotes from diaries, poems, toasts and wassail recipes are interspersed with music played on hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, pennywhistle and limberjack.

Ticket price includes one wassail drink. Tickets must be purchased in advance. You will be sent a confirmation email following ticket purchase.

 

January 2017

Thursday, January 19 – Evening Lecture
The Swamp Fox: How Francis Marion Saved the American Revolution
6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
Francis Marion and his band of militia freedom fighters kept hope alive for the patriot cause during the critical British “southern” campaign.” Employing insurgent guerrilla tactics that became commonplace in later centuries, Marion succeeded, against all odds, in repeatedly foiling the highly trained, better-equipped forces arrayed against him.

January 19 Lecture


Monday, January 23 – Special Event
Tallmadge Day Dinner
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
6:30pm
$90 Early bird (January 3-January 9) / $100 Regular
It was through the generosity of the SRNY’s second President, Frederick Samuel Tallmadge, that 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. Tickets must be purchased in advance. More details to come.

 

February 2017

Tuesday, February 7 – Special Lecture
Artist John Ward Dunsmore: Painting Technique and Conservation Treatments
Presented by Alexander Katlan
This talk discusses the conservation treatments of the John Ward Dunsmore Painting Collection and reveals new analysis and understanding about Dunsmore’s artwork, his technique, and method of painting. Just like in silent movies with overly dramatic gestures and repeated forms and figures, Dunsmore provides the viewing audience with a way to read the emotion and understand the story of each painting.

February 7 Lecture

Tuesday, February 16 – Trivia Night
Presidents’ Day Trivia Night
6:30pm
Celebrate Presidents’ Day by testing your knowledge of America’s past presidents! Tickets can be purchased in advance on our website or at the door. More details to come.

February 18-20 – Open House Weekend
Presidents’ Day Open House
$1 Admission All Weekend

Thursday, February 23 – Evening Lecture
The Road to Concord: How Four Stolen Cannon Ignited the Revolutionary War
Presented by J.L. Bell
6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
In the early spring of 1775, on a farm in Concord, Massachusetts, British army spies located four brass cannon belonging to Boston’s colonial militia that had gone missing months before. British General Thomas Gage had been searching from them – both to stymie New England’s growing rebellion and to erase the embarrassment of having let cannon disappear from armories under Redcoat guard. Anxious to regain those weapons, he drew up plans for his troops to march nineteen miles into unfriendly terriority. The Massachusetts Patriots, meanwhile, prepared to thwart the general’s mission. Both sides shared one goal: to keep the stole cannon a scret. Both sides succeeded well enough that the full story has never appeared until now.

Friday, February 24 – Special Event
George Washington Birthday Ball
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York
7:00pm – 10:00pm
The Metropolitan Club
To receive an invitation, please email 2administrator@sonsoftherevolution.org.

 

March 2017

Thursday, March 16 – Evening Lecture
Grand Forage 1778: The Battleground Around New York City
Presented by Todd Braisted
6:30pm (Doors open at 6:00pm)
With the entry of France into the American Revolution, the war changed on a strategic level. For Sir Henry Clinton and the British in New York City, it was a time of sweeping change and new threats. The enormous logistical challenges however would also bring about its last great campaign in the north. Find out more about Sir Henry Clinton’s great autumn forage!