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Apr 16 2016
A Rebellious Brew: New York’s Tea Party of 1774
Saturday, April 22 & Sunday, April 23
Led by Fred Cookinham
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.
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Once your tickets have been purchased, you will be emailed a confirmation receipt and the starting location of the tour.
Sep 13 2016
Thank you for supporting Fraunces Tavern Museum!
This year, we raised $9,365 to support the Museum’s Education and Public Programs. Thank you to those who contributed and for keeping history alive!
Make a revolutionary difference by making a donation to our Annual Giving Campaign!
For over a century, Fraunces Tavern Museum has existed to tell the story of early American life and the fight for independence. In the last five years the Museum has successfully focused on fulfilling its mission, increasing our reach, and staying relevant. We have doubled our available slots for Education Programs, which is consistently reserved by New York City school teachers months in advance. And just this year, we successfully installed open access features for visitors who are hard of hearing.
But in order to continue to be successful, we need your help. Through this appeal, the first in many years, our goal is to raise $100,000 in order to provide the best and most accessible programming for the upcoming year. Your contribution will go towards strengthening our Museum programs, such as the Education Programs, monthly evening lectures, seasonal walking tours, and Museum open houses.
Fulfilling Our Mission
Since 2010, Museum visitorship has increased by 55%. Fraunces Tavern Museum receives government grants that help to subsidize some program expenses but not all. We rely on individual contributions to ensure all of our programs will succeed and our mission, fulfilled.
†Capital funding for Façade Restoration Project, completed in 2015
What Your Support Could Look Like
$50 could provide preservation materials for one artifact’s lifetime
$100 could enable 30 children to visit the Museum
$200 could subsidize the cost of one evening lecture
$500 could fund the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award
$1000 could feed 200 students marching in our annual Flag Day Parade
Will you support Fraunces Tavern Museum?
Jun 17 2016
John Ward Dunsmore (1856-1945) was a realistic and accurate genre painter focused on the American Revolution and Early Republic. His work kept the spirit of the struggle alive for the nation in the early 20th Century. Through a chronological display of the Revolutionary War this exhibition returns 47 recently conserved paintings to their rightful place in the iconography of American culture. Come and enjoy a part of the nation’s historical imagery.
The Spirit of ’76 by John W. Dunsmore – Collection of Fraunces Tavern® Museum
This exhibition is made possible in part by the generous grant support of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Ends June 2018