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Fall Walking Tour: Evacuation Day

Nov 22 2014

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Washington’s Triumphal Entry into New York, November 25, 1783. Print (after F.O.C. Darley), Date Unknown.
Collection of Fraunces Tavern Museum

Saturday, November 22, 2014
11:30am – 1:30pm

$20 regular pricing / $15 for Museum members

New York City had been the main base for the British for over 7 years of war. On November 25th, 1783, they filed onto their ships to leave for good; the War for Independence was finally over.

Led by licensed New York City Tour Guide, Fred Cookinham, you will follow in the footsteps of General Washington and his troops as they entered New York in triumph. Picture Fraunces Tavern and the surrounding neighborhood as it looked over 200 years ago. See where the Liberty Boys challenged the Redcoats on their own parade ground. Learn about the people of New York and what it was like for them to be caught up in a revolution. Which side would you have chosen to be on?

Starred in red are some highlights of the tour. The starting location is NOT listed here.

 Space is Limited!

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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.

8/22/14 Update – $32,530 has been raised!
8/14/14 Update – 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 isoffering 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.

Defining Lines: Maps From the 1700s and Early 1800s

Mar 14 2014

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Now Open!

Fraunces Tavern Museum announces its newest exhibition, Defining Lines: Maps From the 1700s and Early 1800s.

Come explore the landscapes of America’s early history, as seen in maps of the 1700s and early 1800s. This exhibit examines the detailed depictions of an emerging nation as portrayed by cartographers. The 27 exhibited maps provide a wider perspective to the evolving nation’s place in history, including a never before seen map from 1804 depicting the United States’ postal routes.

This exhibit is made possible, in part, through the generous support of Dr. Michael C. Wolf, Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc.

Defining Lines Press Release