The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York recently hosted its 110th annual Tallmadge Day Dinner held in honor of Frederick Samuel Tallmadge, the second president of the SRNY, whose dedication and generosity made the 1904 purchase of Fraunces Tavern possible. Despite a last minute rescheduling due to inclement winter weather, the event was sold out and well-represented by members of the SRNY as well as Fraunces Tavern Museum Members, among many others.
At this year’s Tallmadge Dinner, anticipation was built for the voyage of the L’Hermione, a masterful re-creation of the frigate that brought Gen. Lafayette back to America in 1780, which will sail from France to Yorktown and then up the coast of the United States, with a much anticipated stop in New York for the Fourth of July weekend. Former SRNY president Admiral J. Robert Lunney presented a citation for Miles Young, President of the non-profit corporation that is sponsoring the ship’s voyage. The citation was accepted on Mr. Young’s behalf by Marc Jensen, the L’Hermione Maritime Ambassador and crew member who will be aboard the ship when it sets sails across the Atlantic this April. Guests were treated to a slideshow and video of the construction of the L’Hermione, and a discussion and Q&A with Mr. Jensen during dinner.
Fraunces Tavern Museum Director of Education Jennifer Patton also honored the Museum’s eighteen dedicated Docents and Volunteers, many of whom were in attendance.