Fraunces Tavern Museum hosts a monthly lecture series with topics relating to its mission by esteemed experts, authors, and historians.*

Evening Lecture Admission:
$5 / Museum Members
$10 / Public Ticket

Doors open at 6:00pm and lectures begin at 6:30pm. Doors will close at 6:50pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance and include refreshments. Seat reservations are only available to Museum Members. 

Please Note: PayPal will send an immediate purchase confirmation via email. Tickets will NOT be shipped in the mail and customer’s names will be on a check-in roster at Will Call. Customers will receive an additional confirmation email with event details by Fraunces Tavern Museum within 24 business hours. Advance online ticket sales will end @ 5pm on the day of the lecture. Tickets can still be purchased at the door

If you have recently published a book relating to the Museum's mission and would like to speak at the Museum, please contact

Did you miss one of our evening lectures? Recordings of our past lectures are now available online for listening or downloading. 

Upcoming Lectures


Thursday, January 24, 2019
Major General Israel Putnam: Hero of the American Revolution
Presented by Robert Hubbard*

A colorful figure of 18th century America, Israel Putnam (1718-1790) was an important leader in both the French and Indian War and the American Revolutionary War. Hubbard’s lecture will include a discussion of Putnam’s role in the Battle of Brooklyn, the Landing at Kip’s Bay and the Battle of Harlem Heights.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
The Indian World of George Washington
Presented by Colin G. Calloway*

In this lecture, Calloway will consider how Native American land, power, and people shaped George Washington’s life at key moments, and also shaped the early history of the nation.

Tickets for this lecture will go on sale JAN. 25


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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Young Washington: How Wilderness and War Forged America’s Founding Father
Presented by Peter Stark*

Two decades before he led America to independence, George Washington was a flailing young soldier serving the British Empire in the vast wilderness of the Ohio Valley. Stark’s lecture will recount the wilderness trials, controversial battles, and emotional entanglements that transformed Washington from a temperamental striver into a mature leader.

Tickets for this lecture will go on sale FEB. 8