The Fraunces Tavern Museum has announced two new exhibitions, An American Emblem of Magnanimity and To the Beat of Their Own Drums: Regimental Flags of the American Revolution, set to open on Friday, April 2nd. [Read more…] about Black Patriots’, Gadsden, Rev War Flags Subject of Exhibit
Fraunces Tavern Museum
Book purchases made through this link support New York Almanack’s mission to report new publications relevant to New York State.
The new book 1774: The Long Year of Revolution (Knopf, 2020) by Mary Beth Norton keenly focuses on the sixteen months during which the traditional loyalists to King George III began their discordant “discussions” that led to their acceptance of the inevitability of war against the British Empire and to the clashes at Lexington and Concord in mid-April 1775. [Read more…] about 1774: The Long Year of Revolution
The Pilgrims first brought carrots to North America, intending to harvest them in the colonies. Carrots were an easy vegetable to grow and were an integral part of nourishing humans and animals alike.
In 1787, George Washington wrote in a letter to Benjamin Fitzhugh Grymes, “I am convinced that in proper soil the culture of carrots will be found very advantageous for feeding farm horses and every piece of stock. I am inclined to think that rows of carrots will yield 5 to 8 bushels of carrots to one corn.” [Read more…] about Carrots: A Culinary History Virtual Presentation
The Fraunces Tavern Museum has announced a virtual lecture by the author of George Washington’s Nemesis: The Outrageous Treason and Unfair Court-Martial of Major General Charles Lee during the Revolutionary War, Christian McBurney, set for Thursday, October 8th. [Read more…] about George Washington’s Nemesis Virtual Lecture
Fraunces Tavern Museum is set to reopen to the public on Wednesday, September 16th, and will be open on a reduced schedule, Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 6 pm, offering access to six of its galleries, including the historic Long Room and Clinton Room.
Fraunces Tavern is a museum and restaurant at 54 Pearl Street in Lower Manhattan. The building played a prominent role in history before, during, and after the American Revolution, including served as a headquarters for George Washington, a venue for peace negotiations with the British, and housing federal offices in the Early Republic. [Read more…] about Fraunces Tavern Museum to Reopen Sept 16th
The Fraunces Tavern Museum has announced an illustrated virtual talk, The Black Presence at the Battle of Bennington, presented by Phil Holland, set for Thursday, August 20th. [Read more…] about African Americans At The Battle of Bennington
In 1776, just six months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, George Washington and the new American Army were on the verge of utter destruction at the banks of the Delaware River. The American Revolution was imperil.
Rather than submit to defeat, Washington and his small band of soldiers crossed the ice-choked river and attacked the Hessian garrison at Trenton, New Jersey on the day after Christmas in 1777.
The surprise attack was followed by successful actions along the Assunpink Creek and at Princeton. [Read more…] about Battles of Trenton, Princeton Virtual Lecture Aug 6th
The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. are set to commemorate the birthday of Frederick Samuel Tallmadge, the second President of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, whose generosity enabled the Society to acquire Fraunces Tavern in 1904, at Fraunces Tavern Museum, on Monday, January 27th. [Read more…] about Frederick Tallmadge, Battle of Golden Hill Event in NYC
This year marks 300 years since the construction of 54 Pearl Street, in Manhattan, the building that became Fraunces Tavern. The Fraunces Tavern Museum and Restaurant are set to join together to commemorate this anniversary with a grand birthday party celebration on October 1st, at 7 pm. [Read more…] about Fraunces Tavern Hosting 300th Birthday Party
The Fraunces Tavern Museum has announced “The Road to Charleston: Nathanael Greene and the American Revolution” a lecture by John Buchanan, has been set for Thursday, April 18th, at 6:30 pm.
Buchanan’s lecture will discuss how Major General Nathanael Greene overcame these challenges in a campaign directly responsible for driving Lord Cornwallis north to Virginia and Yorktown, where he lost his army- and with it the War. [Read more…] about Nathanael Greene Talk At Fraunces Tavern