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Fraunces Tavern Museum

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54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004
212-425-1778 http://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org

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Washington & Hamilton in New York City

August 18 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$20

Walking Tour Led by Bruce Racond American history comes alive on the streets where it happened as you find yourself in historic locations critical to the lives and partnership of Hamilton and Washington. Relive the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and the revolt that followed, honor the American soldiers in the massive Battle of Brooklyn, rejoice at the Constitution’s ratification and applaud Hamilton's achievement of the Compromise of 1790. Stand at the site of Washington's momentous inauguration, gain…

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Lost British Forts of Long Island

August 23 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$10

Presented by David Griffin* When the Revolutionary War broke out and New York City had fallen in 1776, the British forces developed a network of forts along the length of Long Island to defend the New York area and create a front to Patriot forces across the Sound in Connecticut. Author David M. Griffin will discuss the network of fortifications on Long Island covered within his book and describe more details regarding his research on a few of the key…

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From Revolution to Nation: Creating a Sovereign People

September 6 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$10

Presented by Carol Berkin* Berkin takes a look at the challenges faced in the first decade of the federal government and the national identity forged during these extraordinary years of crisis.

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Spy Week

September 15 - September 22
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map

Join us September 15-22 for our third annual Spy Week; a week-long celebration of America's Revolutionary War spies! Learn the secrets of America's first spy ring, hear stories of famed spies such as Benjamin Tallmadge and Nathan Hale, and discover the truth about some of the War's unsung heroes who were instrumental in the efforts of Revolutionary espionage. Check out our full schedule of specialized guided walking tours, spy-themed activities, and more. Week-long special programming will include: Sympathetic Spies: George…

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Museum Day

September 21 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map

Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Fraunces Tavern Museum and other participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide FREE entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket. Registration opens August 15 online through Smithsonian.com.

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Nathan Hale Commemoration

September 21 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map

Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. City Hall Park Join the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. as they commemorate martyred spy Nathan Hale at the foot of the Nathan Hale statue which stands at City Hall Park. The ceremony features the SRNY Color Guard, wreath laying, and more. Nathan Hale was commissioned by George Washington to infiltrate the British ranks to gather intelligence. He was discovered…

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Rethinking America: From Empire to Revolution

October 11 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$10

Presented by Andrew Shankman* Shankman argues that colonists in the 1760s were proudly British, and that this pride led to a surprisingly disruptive and violent Revolution.

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American Honor: The Creation of the Nation’s Ideals during the Revolutionary Era

November 8 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Fraunces Tavern Museum 54 Pearl Street New York, NY 10004 + Google Map
$10

Presented by Craig Bruce Smith* In this lecture, Smith reveals how the American Revolution was not only for liberty and freedom, but also a revolution of ethics; reshaping what colonial Americans understood as “honor” and “virtue.” Smith will highlight prominent Americans who came of age before and during the Revolution, linking it to an ethical transformation, and sparking the American Revolution.

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