Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society

Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society GTMS supports the preservation, development, and interpretation of historic Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, and we have fun doing so! www.Gadsbystavernmuseum.us
The Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society (GTMS) is a private citizens group formed for the purpose of providing support to Gadsby's Tavern Museum. Gadsby's Tavern History Gadsby's Tavern Museum consists of two buildings, a circa 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. The buildings are named for proprietor John Gadsby who operated the Tavern from 1796 to 1808. The Tavern was a center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. In addition, the tavern was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances, and meetings of local organizations. George Washington, himself, enjoyed the hospitality provided by tavernkeepers and twice attended the annual Birthnight Ball held in his honor. Other prominent patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and the Marquis de Lafayette.

06/08/2019

Reminder GTMS Annual Meeting Sunday 4-6pm Please Join Us!

06/05/2019

Reminder - Sunday is the GTMS Annual Membership Meeting. We look forward to interested new attendees and members alike joining us! We hope to see you there!

05/22/2019

Calling all GTMS Membership!
You are encouraged to attend the GTMS Annual Society Meeting scheduled for June 9th
4 to 6pm
Gadsby's Tavern Museum
Jefferson Ballroom

04/04/2019
Gadsby's Tavern Museum

Reason Number #1 for Joining the Society: Architectural Preservation of this historic structure!

Remembering our Ice Well Restoration!

On April 17 we will yell Last Call….Last Call as we reach the final fundraising stretch for the Ice Well Restoration project. Help us raise $20K through the 3rd annual Spring2ACTion! More details next week but to get you inspired on why this is important, watch this video made by creative genius intern Sam from West Springfield’s H.S. Applied History class.

Doc Scantlin and his Palmetto Orchestra with the Dazzling Chou Chou
03/17/2019

Doc Scantlin and his Palmetto Orchestra with the Dazzling Chou Chou

03/16/2019
Zelda Ball Silent Auction Catalog.pub.pdf

Our final BB&T Auction Catelogue is Out! Can't make the ball? You can still benefit yourself and GTMS bidding on some of these great items for our silent auction by noon today! Presidential memorabilia back to the Johnson Administration, cool dinners, Mardi Gras Tucks Krewe parade spot and many other cool things benefiting GTMS and our Gadsby's Tavern! Bid now!

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=ZGVmYXVsdGRvbWFpbnxndG1zb2NpZXR5fGd4OjY2N2RhNGM5YWQ3NzFhY2U

GTMS Cordially Invites You to Mr. Gadsby's 2019 Best Bib & Tucker Ball2019 Zelda's Ball honoring the 100th Anniversary o...
02/26/2019
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GTMS Cordially Invites You to Mr. Gadsby's 2019 Best Bib & Tucker Ball
2019 Zelda's Ball honoring the 100th Anniversary of the
Women's Right to Vote
1919's 19th Amendment
Saturday, March 16th
Entertainment by Doc Scantlin & his Palmettos Orchestra Starring the Dazzling Songstress Chou Chou
Champagne & other Exquisite Libations
Oysters & other Lavish Hors d'Oeuvres
A Spectacular Silent Auction
Fabulous DJ Dancing beginning at 9:00 at a lower price!
Ticket Prices:
7:00 to 11:00 --- $150 per person
9:00 to 11:00 --- $75 per person

Sponsorship in partnering with local businesses with special pricing and advertising advantages too!

For more information and ticket purchases via PayPal at the link below:

http://www.gadsbystavernmuseum.us/events/bbt_2019_zelda

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The GTMS members escort POTUS #1 to the grand stand at King and Royal Streets on February 19, 2019, George Washington Bi...
02/19/2019

The GTMS members escort POTUS #1 to the grand stand at King and Royal Streets on February 19, 2019, George Washington Birthday Parade

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02/19/2019

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02/19/2019

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All Gadsby's friends, volunteers and GTMS members are invited to march with us!  The weather at march time is looking pe...
02/15/2019
Parade Details — George Washington Birthday Celebration

All Gadsby's friends, volunteers and GTMS members are invited to march with us! The weather at march time is looking perfect!! All information is available on the link below!

Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society Parade line-up will assemble around noon, parade will begin at 1pm precisely! Our assembly location will be the 500 Block of Wilkes Street. We are a historical presented unit in Division 3 Order 337 (this is important to note for locating our group - ask Parade volunteers upon arrival to locate us. Please wear your 18th century colonial best bib and tucker and come for fun, pray for some great weather!

http://washingtonbirthday.com/parade

Please note Special Orders for Equestrian Units: Each horse shall be required to wear a horse manure catching bag (sometimes called a “diaper”) to help keep streets clean.

Calling all Gadsby's Tavern Museum Marchers!!A couple of details as we start to slide into a challenging weather period ...
02/14/2019
STATUS — George Washington Birthday Celebration

Calling all Gadsby's Tavern Museum Marchers!!

A couple of details as we start to slide into a challenging weather period and get closer to Parade Day Feb 18th!

First, I should tell you that we do have an established weather policy that has many contributors. Alexandria has the best risk and emergency management organization anywhere in the USA. So if we have to take any adverse action, it is because it is in all our best interests. If we decide to take action, we send an alert to you directly using the e-mail address on this message. After that, our decision is posted to the Status Page on our website at

https://www.washingtonbirthday.com/status

(in fact, it is a good idea, now, to tell the members of your marching unit about our website status page), and posted to the City of Alexandria website and to VisitAlexandria. Then information is sent to major media outlets around the region. So it won't be a secret!

Weather Forecast. We hope we will not need to do anything drastic...but we do want to keep watch on the weather. I like the Capital Weather Gang at the Washington Post. Their latest weather update for the days ahead is HERE.

CHERRY CHALLENGE WINNERS:
Café 44, Beverage with Sakura Bellini
River Bend, Appetizer with Cherry and Goat Cheese Flatbread
Lori's Table, entrée with Cherry Tree Panini
Vaso's Kitchen, Dessert with Cherry Cheesecake

INFORMATION LINKS:
Parade Day and Other George Washington Birthday Celebration Events. Transportation and City Services on Parade Day.

GTMS 2019 BB&T Disco Ball begins at 9 on March 16th!   Half a Ball at half the price at $75!  Can you do the Hustle??
02/09/2019
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GTMS 2019 BB&T Disco Ball begins at 9 on March 16th! Half a Ball at half the price at $75! Can you do the Hustle??

The Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society would like to congratulate Gretchen Bulova, former Gadsby's Tavern Museum Director to...
01/11/2019
Gretchen M. Bulova Appointed Director of the Office of Historic Alexandria

The Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society would like to congratulate Gretchen Bulova, former Gadsby's Tavern Museum Director to her new post as Director of OHA! We are thrilled for you in your new appointment to this important role in preserving our historic town!

City Manager Mark B. Jinks has appointed Gretchen M. Bulova as Director of the Office of Historic Alexandria, effective January 12.

WINTER IS COMING!!!
01/09/2019

WINTER IS COMING!!!

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01/09/2019

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01/03/2019

Gadsby's Tavern Museum

On this day in 1801, Thomas Jefferson paid his bill at the City Hotel - $5.50 for dinner and lodging, in addition to 75c as tip to the enslaved hotel workers. Learn more about who he visited on this trip and why it was important to the political stages of the Election of 1800 during your tour of the museum. Photo courtesy of Jefferson's Account Book 1791-1803, NYPL The New York Public Library.

Mother and Father Christmas, want to wish you the merriest of holiday seasons!  GTMS
12/18/2018

Mother and Father Christmas, want to wish you the merriest of holiday seasons! GTMS

Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society want to thank attendees to our Little Theater production of 'A Christmas Carol'.  This ev...
12/18/2018
JOIN US! - Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society

Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society want to thank attendees to our Little Theater production of 'A Christmas Carol'. This event helped raise $4,500 for our Society. Want to help more? Join our society, membership starts at $25.00!

Did you know, GTMS is a 501(c) organization? Do you seek a tax break from the year end? Consider a donation to our fabluous organization that contributes to the education and preservation of this living history museum! For more information see link below!

http://www.gadsbystavernmuseum.us/home/join_us

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12/02/2018

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Attention Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society - Scottish Walk Parade Marchers:The good news, we finally got our assignment. T...
11/29/2018

Attention Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society - Scottish Walk Parade Marchers:

The good news, we finally got our assignment. The bad news, we got our assignment - our group has been assigned Staging Area H Block (next to last group). Staging Area H block is directly on the 400 block of South Royal Street adjacent to the Safeway store (between Wolfe and Gibbons Streets. Karen (O'Meara) Byers will check our group in, and will be at the muster/staging area by 10:00 if its not raining, 10:30 if it is.

The parade will begin promptly (rain or shine) at 11:00am. Feel free to ask for assistance in locating the group from one of the many helpful parade organizers that will be prominently featured throughout the parade. Wear warm shoes for walking, rain is in the forecast so fingers crossed! Restrooms are available at the Elementary school situated a block away (and at the Safeway). We will be situated next to the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Club!

Most of all have fun and enjoy your time!

Please see the attached map for your block H location. Volunteers will be positioned at the intersection of each parade block to help guide our group and answer any questions you may have.

Marching inAlexandra’s many parades has its advantages!  Our Society is an award winning group!  Come dress up in your...
11/14/2018

Marching inAlexandra’s many parades has its advantages! Our Society is an award winning group! Come dress up in your best bib and tucker and join us for the 48th Annual Scottish Walk Parade on December 1, 2018!

We hope you will join us! Don’t forget your Tavern Dog!

11/12/2018

Buy your tickets now through the Book Now button.

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11/09/2018

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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society and Father Christmas Cordially Invites You to a Special Performance of • A Christmas ...
11/09/2018
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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society and Father Christmas Cordially Invites You to a Special Performance of
• A Christmas Carol

• Little Theatre of Alexandria
600 Wolfe Street

• December 4th
Reception &
Silent Auction at 6:00
Performance 8:00 – 9:15

• With free photo opportunities with Father Christmas

• Tickets $25.00 - Click link below for tickets!

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Flat John Gadsby hangs with a very interesting crowd!
11/05/2018

Flat John Gadsby hangs with a very interesting crowd!

11/05/2018

GTMS recipient of the First Annual Little Theatre of Alexandria’s Community Partner Award, November 4, 2018

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11/05/2018

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11/05/2018

On November 4, 2018, Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society was honored to receive the First Little Theater of Alexandria Community Partner Award for Outstanding Support of Community Theater and the Arts in Alexandria. We are proud of our long relationship with the Little Theater which benefits our historic city! We thank the Theater for this amazing recognition! #LToA #CommunityTheaterRocks #GTMS

GTMS was awarded on November 4, 2018 the first Little Theater of Alexandria Community Partner Award for Outstanding Supp...
11/05/2018

GTMS was awarded on November 4, 2018 the first Little Theater of Alexandria Community Partner Award for Outstanding Support of Community Theater and the Arts in Alexandria

10/28/2018
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Gadsby's Tavern Museum Mascarade Ball is here!!

First dance of the evening for the Masquerade Ball - Lord Phoppington.

11/30/2017

Our GTMS group location has been assigned for the 2017 Scottish Walk Parade (December 2nd). Our assignment is Block H, which is immediately adjacent to the Safeway on S. Royal Street. Look for our banner and costumed group somewhere in the vicinity of the Safeway on S. Royal after 10:00am! Touch base with vested parade coordinators if you cannot find our group! (There can be last minute changes - not likely tho!). The parade promptly kicks off at 11am!

See you there!

Karen Byers
GTMS Board Member

11/29/2017

We are awaiting our muster station for Saturday's Scottish Walk Parade! Watch this space for updates! Come March With Us at GTMS in your 18th Century finest!

11/25/2017

Calling all Gadsby's Tavern Society volunteers: Scottish Walk Parade next Saturday! Come March with us! Post below if you can join us! Watch this space for assembly location!

11/10/2017
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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society and Father Christmas
Cordially Invite You to a Special Performance of
A Christmas Carol at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

600 Wolfe Street
Wednesday, December 6th
Reception at 7:00
Get your photo with Father Christmas

Performance 8:00 – 9:15
Tickets $25.00

All proceeds benefit Gadsby's Tavern Museum

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07/25/2017

Play at 8pm! Tickets still available at the door for Legally Blonde at the Little Theatre of Alexandria

04/23/2017
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GTMS Annual Night at the Little Theater of Alexandria featuring "Legally Blonde". Get your tickets to see this wonderful production at LToA on July 25th Details provided at the link below!

Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society

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134 N Royal St
Alexandria, VA
22314

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