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Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award & Family Night

Apr 27 2015

Fraunces Tavern Museum is pleased to announce its Book Award Winner for 2015, An Empire on the Edge: How Britain Came to Fight America, by Nick Bunker. Attend this year’s annual Family Night hosted by the SRNY for the Book Award Ceremony.

Monday, April 27, 2015
Cocktail Hour: 6pm in Flag Gallery, Fraunces Tavern Museum
Dinner: 7pm in Bissell Room, Fraunces Tavern Restaurant
Special Guest Speaker: Tim McGrath

Reservations required. For more information, please call 212-425-1776.



Walking Tour: A Rebellious Brew

Apr 26 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 11am-1pm


New Yorkers throwing tea off the British ship London; courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York

New Yorkers throwing tea off the British ship London; courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York

Contrary to popular belief, 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 versions, albeit on smaller scales.

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.


Space is limited! Purchase your ticket today.
$15/Museum members

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Tallmadge Day Dinner

Mar 23 2015

Portrait, Frederick Samuel Tallmadge
by John Ward Dunsmore
Property of Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York


Join the Sons of the Revolution as they celebrate history with the 110th Annual Tallmadge Day Dinner. This event commemorates the birthday of Frederick Samuel Tallmadge, the second President of the SRNY, whose generosity enabled the acquisition of Fraunces Tavern in 1904.

Monday, March 23
Cocktail reception in Flag Gallery of Fraunces Tavern Museum

Dinner at Fraunces Tavern Restaurant

Featured Speaker:
Marc Jensen
Director of Maritime Operations, Friends of the Hermione

Missed this event? Check out the next event: George Washington Birthday Ball and purchase your ticket now! All proceeds will benefit Fraunces Tavern Museum.

Loeb Book Sale

Aug 22 2014

An American Experience: Adeline Moses Loeb and Her Early American Jewish Ancestors


With an introduction by Eli N. Evans
Contributors: John L. Loeb Jr., Kathy L. Plotkin, Margaret Loeb Kempner, Judith E. Endelman


This generational family memoir is presented in three stand-alone sections salted with full-color early American portraits, genealogical trees, historical maps, and family photographs.

In Ambassador Loeb’s appended essay, “Anatomy of Patriotism” is a reminder that we are a nation of immigrants whose experiment in diversity and tolerance has succeeded beyond even its founders’ wildest dreams.

“A model for genealogists, a gift to historians, and a treasure for anyone who loves American portraiture, this magnificently produced volume sets a new standard for family history. It reveals much not only about John L. Loeb Jr., Adeline Moses Loeb, and the ancestors who shaped them, but also about their American Jewish experience as a whole, from its early colonial beginnings.”

- Jonathan Sarna
Joseph H. & Belle R. Braun Professor of American Jewish History, Brandeis University

$50 $15* (not including shipping and handling)
All proceeds from this book sale will directly benefit Fraunces Tavern Museum.

*$15 of your contribution will be tax deductible.

Fraunces Tavern Façade Restoration Project

Aug 14 2014

Among massive skyscrapers at the southern tip of Manhattan, 54 Pearl Street has stood since 1719. Fraunces Tavern, a New York City Landmarked building and part of the National Registered Fraunces Tavern Historic Block, was opened by the non-profit public charity, Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. (SRNY) to the public as a restaurant and museum in 1907. Made up of five historic buildings, the Tavern houses the Museum, over 5,000 historic artifacts, museum offices, a Revolutionary War replica flag collection, and more.

The SRNY have been maintaining Fraunces Tavern, since 1904. Preserving five historic buildings built between 1829 and 1907 has been a challenge and privilege. Each building needs regular maintenance and occasional capital improvements. These improvements are ongoing for the life of the buildings.

The most recent capital need is for the facades of the 24 & 26 Water Street and 58 Pearl Street buildings.

24 Water Street: The 1862 cast iron and aluminum façade exhibits peeling paint, deteriorated original cast iron architectural decoration, and brick damage behind the metal.

26 Water Street: The 1828 brick façade needs repairs to the stone cornices, window sills, bluestone lintels, and wooden window panes.

58 Pearl Street: The 1831 brick façade requires replacement of bluestone lintels, removing, replacing, and repointing the brick around window areas and the sealing of the window perimeters.

Restoration started in mid-June and will cost a total of $325,000.

Fraunces Tavern Facade Restoration Project Supporters

1/5/15 Update – $75,520 has been raised!
12/16/14 – $64,045 has been raised!
11/24/14 – $62,495 has been raised!
10/23/14 – $51,745 has been raised!
10/2/14 – $50,105 has been raised!
9/25/14 – $46,165 has been raised!
9/12/14 – $40,365 has been raised!
9/2/14 – $37,265 has been raised!
8/22/14 – $32,530 has been raised!
8/14/14 – The SRNY has raised $29,460!
The facade restoration is an essential piece to fulfilling the mission. Please consider donating to the Façade Restoration Project! The SRNY is offering a 100% matching gift for every donation made.

Make a revolutionary difference and donate* to the Fraunces Tavern Façade Restoration Project!

*100% of all donations are tax deductible.