Documenting History

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Students will engage in this unique opportunity to learn about the complexities of the Revolutionary War through analyzing primary sources and participating in interactive activities. Students will learn about the causes of the Revolution, the role of the Tavern during the Revolutionary War, and the War’s impact on colonial New Yorkers and the city’s landscape. Interactive activities include a student reenactment of Washington’s emotional farewell to his officers that took place in the Long Room at Fraunces Tavern. Students will have the opportunity to use what they learned during their museum tour to decide for themselves whether they would have been revolutionaries or loyalists- by signing their very own Oath of Allegiance!

Length of Program: 90 minutes, educator- led. Programming is held during morning hours (starting at 10:00am or 10:30am) before the Museum opens to the public.

Targeted Subjects: American Revolution, Colonial New York City, Early American Tavern Life, George Washington, History of Fraunces Tavern.

Grades: 4th - 5th

Cost: $120 per class of 35 students or fewer.

  • 50% discount for Title I schools.

  • A maximum of 35 students (1 class) can be accommodated during this program.

  • A maximum of 6 chaperones are included in total cost per class.


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Revolutionary Heroes & Tavern Life

This program promotes critical thinking and encourages the awareness of different perspectives. Students achieve this through discussion, inquiry-based learning, as well as the exploration of tavern life and the lives of various people from the American Revolution. Programming includes visiting the historic Long Room where George Washington bid farewell to his officers in 1783 and exploring the lively artwork of John Ward Dunsmore that depict various scenes from the American Revolution. Students will participate in hands-on activities that enhance the themes from the galleries and challenge students to use what they have learned from the museum tour.

Length of Program: 90 minutes, educator-led. Programming is held during morning hours (starting at 10:00 or 10:30am) before the Museum opens to the public.

Targeted Subjects: American Revolution, Colonial New York City, Early American Tavern Life, George Washington, History of Fraunces Tavern.

Grades: 4th - 5th (program can be modified to better fit a variety of audiences).

Cost: $100 per class of 35 students or fewer; $180 for up to 54 students.

  • 50% discount for Title I schools.

  • A maximum of 54 students can be accommodated during one 90 minute program.

  • A maximum of 6 chaperones are included in total cost per class.


Prepare for Your Visit

Want to better prepare your students for their visit to Fraunces Tavern Museum? Check out our School Program Pre-visit Materials! Included in this packet are directions to the Museum, additional information for teachers, as well as materials and activities designed for young readers.

Registration

Reservation requests for the 2018-2019 school year are now open. Reservation requests are not finalized until you have received an email confirmation. For additional questions, please contact the Education & Public Programs Coordinator at (212) 425-1778 x213. 

*Please submit a reservation form for each date you would like to request a visit. If possible, please list the day-of contact for each date requested, if submitting multiple dates.

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Revolutionary Heroes & Tavern Life: 54 students max Documenting History: 35 students max
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Make a Payment

To secure your reservation, Fraunces Tavern Museum must receive a 50% deposit of your total program fee one month prior to your scheduled visit. Submit your payment only once you have received a reservation form confirming your requested School Program. 

Failure to submit a deposit by the due date will result in a released reservation of your scheduled program. Cancellations made at least 30 days prior to the program will be fully refunded. Cancellations that occur within 30 days of the program will result in a forfeiture of the deposit.

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This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.