Visit this page in the coming months to see photos, read blog posts, and hear all about the progress of this fantastic #museummakeover!

Thanks to our generous donors, the Museum will be able to make our iconic Long Room more accessible to the public!

Fraunces Tavern Museum would like to thank the generous donors who helped us to raise the funds necessary to take advantage of a matching grant from the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust for the purpose of enhancing our beloved Long Room, where George Washington bid farewell to his officers on December 4, 1783. Enhancements to the Long Room will include modification of the reader rail (barrier) to accommodate larger amounts of visitors into the historic room.

~ Donors ~

 

$1,000 or More
Peter C. Hein
Matthew C. Norgard

$500 or More
Robb A. Allan
Kent D. Worley

 

$250 or More
David W. Norgard
Gary Dubois
James Watson Gerard V
Michael Stauffer
Robert Perkins

 

$100 or More
Wesley M. Oler IV
David Benjamin Rich III
Jonathan Jensen
Stephen Madsen
John Turnbull
Kurt Colicchio
T. Denny Hoag
Chris Matteson
Daniel Cordero

Other Donors
Warren Diefendorf III
Warren Diefendorf IV
Fletcher Hodges
Donald Provost
William Pierrepont Bartow
Justin Brian Tessier
Kathleen Dolan
Mark S. Russo
Ann M. Kilbourne

Washington’s farewell to his generals who survived the war was an emotionally charged address. In attendance was Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge, who described the event many years later in his memoirs, “With a heart full of love and gratitude I now take leave of you. I most devoutly wish that your latter days may be as prosperous and happy as your former ones have been glorious and honorable.” The memoir is currently on view in McEntee Gallery.

Washington’s farewell to his officers  Thomas Phillibrowne, after Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887)

Washington’s farewell to his officers
Thomas Phillibrowne, after Alonzo Chappel (1828-1887)

a school group visits The Long room in the 1980s

a school group visits The Long room in the 1980s