In early 2016 our then Treasurer, Daniel Harman reached out to the Museum about a possible donation of antiques from the Society of Colonial Wars in New Jersey. Mr. Harman, being a member of the SCWNJ was aware of the society's desire to place some of their long held pieces into a new and beneficial home. Through the efforts of Mr. Harman and his fellow SCWNJ members, Randy Richards, SCWNJ Librarian and Edward Horton, SCWNJ Lieutenant Governor Fraunces Tavern Museum is the proud recipient of three fine pieces of 18th century furniture. These include three rush seat chairs and an American Chippendale mahogany slant top desk.
Edward Horton said, "The Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey is very pleased that we could partner with the historic Fraunces Tavern Museum by donating colonial period furniture in our possession. We know that the furniture pieces have found the perfect home and we are proud that the items will be on display at the Museum in the future. We believe that we have helped fulfill our mission to preserve the memory and achievements of the American colonial period. We are also glad to help support the wonderful work of the Fraunces Tavern Museum with which we share many common values."
The Museum is exceptionally grateful to the Society of Colonial Wars in the State of New Jersey for their generous donation. The Museum is putting together plans to exhibit the new pieces. Stay tuned.