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Gala Benefits Historic Fraunces Tavern Museum

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Photos by James Higgins

The 133rd George Washington’s Birthday Ball, a gala celebration of our first president’s birthday raised funds for the Fraunces Tavern Museum and charitable projects of the Knickerbocker Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The event was held at the Metropolitan Club with music provided by the Paul Errico Orchestra.

Fraunces Tavern, a National Landmark, is well known as the place where George Washington bade farewell to his officers in 1783. The Sons of the Revolution saved it from the wrecking ball in 1904, restored it, opened it as a museum in 1907 and continues to operate it today with a range of exhibits and programs to educate the public about American history and
freedom.

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