Evening Lecture ~ Presented by Sara Georgini*
Reflecting on his past, President John Adams mused that it was religion that had shaped his family’s fortunes and young America’s future. From Abigail Adams’ use of religion during the Revolution to her Victorian descendants’ journeys through foreign faiths, Georgini’s lecture will explore how pivotal Christianity- as the different generations understood it- was in shaping the family’s decision, great and small.
Hosted by the Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc.
Hundreds of flag-waving participants from NYC schools and organizations such as the NYPD, FDNY, and various historic societies march through Lower Manhattan to celebrate Flag Day, with a parade beginning at City Hall and concluding with festivities in front of Fraunces Tavern.
Evening Lecture ~ Presented by Christopher Wren*
In this lecture, Wren uses archival research and dozens of primary sources to paint a vibrant portrait of Ethan Allen, a man whose reputation has been transformed by nostalgia and a mythic heroism that never truly existed in Allen’s lifetime. A reexamination of an often-misunderstood part of the American Revolution, Wren argues that Allen and his boisterous Green Mountain Boys were not the revolutionary heroes of lore, and left a legacy of disrespect of authority that continues to manifest itself in America today.
Fraunces Tavern Museum’s mission is to preserve and interpret the history of the American Revolutionary era through public education.
Thanks to the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New Yorkwho opened the Museum in 1907 the Fraunces Tavern complex is comprised of four 19th century buildings in addition to 54 Pearl Street. Today, you can stand in the room where General George Washington said farewell to his officers and explore seven additional galleries that focus on America's War for Independence and the preservation of early American history.
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Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc., a Section 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation
instituted in 1876 and incorporated in 1884.
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