Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York

Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York Est. 1876-devoted to public education regarding the American Revolution. Member’s ancestors assisted the patriot cause by acts or counsel.
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Established in 1876 the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York is devoted to educating the public about the struggle to achieve American liberty. Members are descendants of those who fought in or the Revolutionary War or otherwise placed themselves at risk. The Society owns and operates Fraunces Tavern Museum. It hosts dinners and other functions for its membership as well as public events such as New York City's Flag Day Parade. Annually it bestows the George Washington Patriot Award.

Mission: To perpetuate the memory of the men who, in military, naval or civil service, by their acts or counsel, achieved American Independence; to promote and assist in the proper celebration of the anniversaries of Washington’s Birthday, the Battles of Lexington and Bunker Hill, the Fourth of July, the Capitulations of Saratoga and Yorktown, the Evacuation of New York by the British Army, and other prominent events relating to or connected with the War of the Revolution; to collect and secure for preservation the manuscript rolls, records and other documents relating to that War; to inspire among the members and their descendants the patriotic spirit of their forefathers; to inculcate in the community in general, sentiments of Nationality and respect for the principles for which the patriots of the Revolution contended; to assist in the commemorative celebration of other great historical events of National importance, and to promote social intercourse and the feeling of fellowship among its members.

This week, we're reading this blog post from New-York Historical Society, about the Battle of Golden Hill, one of the fi...
01/23/2020
New-York Historical Society

This week, we're reading this blog post from New-York Historical Society, about the Battle of Golden Hill, one of the first instances of bloodshed of the American Revolution. On Monday, January 27 at 6:30pm, you're invited to join Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York at Fraunces Tavern Museum to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Golden Hill with a special presentation by author and historian Barnet Schecter, AND the birthday of Frederick Samuel Tallmadge, the second President of the Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, whose generosity enabled the Society to acquire Fraunces Tavern in 1904. Tickets: https://bit.ly/2uoq2pA

🗡️ Take a moment to remember the 250th anniversary of New York’s Battle of Golden Hill.

👇 Learn more through the latest #FromTheStacks.

We look forward to having historian Barnet Schecter as our guest speaker at our Battle of Golden Hill & Tallmage Day eve...
01/13/2020
The New York Campaign

We look forward to having historian Barnet Schecter as our guest speaker at our Battle of Golden Hill & Tallmage Day event on Jan 27 (link in comments)! In the meantime, check out this short but very educational video he made with another preservation-oriented non-profit organization you should know about, the American Battlefield Trust.

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/videos/new-york-campaign

VIDEO | Barnet Schecter highlights the key battles of the New York Campaign as the British Army chased American forces through New York during the summer of 1776 and winter of 1777.

12/03/2019
Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Think of us this Giving Tuesday and make a contribution towards the ongoing preservation and interpretation of our Fraunces Tavern® Museum. We are honored to be the custodians of this historic site, and every dollar given helps sustain the Tavern for another 300 years!

Happy #GivingTuesday! Today, please consider making a contribution towards Fraunces Tavern Museum. Your donation will make a #revolutionary difference for a museum that has been diligently working to preserve and interpret the history of the American Revolutionary era for generations. Through your patronage, you are not only providing valuable support to this cherished historic site, which celebrated its 300th anniversary in 2019, but you are also keeping history alive! Donate: https://bit.ly/381YCoL

Fraunces Tavern® Museum
11/11/2019

Fraunces Tavern® Museum

This Veteran's Day we celebrate the service of all military veterans, past and present, and their dedication and service to our country. The seeds of the American Revolution were planted at Fraunces Tavern, and we're honored to still stand alongside the brave men and women who serve our country - 300 years and counting.

SRNY's 2017 Distinguished Patriot of the Year, American Vietnam War veteran and recipient of the Medal of Honor, Paul Bu...
11/11/2019
Eyewitness News Live Streaming Video

SRNY's 2017 Distinguished Patriot of the Year, American Vietnam War veteran and recipient of the Medal of Honor, Paul Bucha co-hosts ABC coverage of the NYC Veterans Day Parade (Live Now): https://abc7ny.com/watch/23377/

Watch live streaming video on abc7ny.com and stay up-to-date with the latest Eyewitness News broadcasts as well as live breaking news whenever it happens.

The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York are proud to honor our Revolutionary War veterans and the courageous...
11/11/2019
Vice President Pence Delivers Remarks at Arlington National Cemetery

The Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York are proud to honor our Revolutionary War veterans and the courageous veterans of all other wars undertaken by these United States, by marching in today’s centennial celebration of the New York City Veterans Day Parade, hosted by the United War Veterans Council.
Please join us in today's commemorations by watching the parade in person, on television, or online, and by supporting Veterans organizations today, and throughout the year.

LIVE coverage of the Parade, with the SRNY's 2017 Distinguished Patriot of the Year Paul Bucha (Live Now): https://abc7ny.com/watch/23377/

LIVE coverage of commemorations at Arlington National Cemetery (Live now): https://www.c-span.org/video/?466105-1/vice-president-pence-delivers-remarks-arlington-national-cemetery&live

Vice President Mike Pence lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier before delivering Veterans Day remarks at the Memorial Amphitheater Arlington National Cemetery.

Fraunces Tavern® Museum
08/19/2019
Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Fraunces Tavern® Museum

On OCTOBER 1, Fraunces Tavern Museum and Restaurant host a grand 300th birthday celebration for 54 Pearl Street! Guests will enjoy an evening of special events, and a gift bag with special limited 300th anniversary shot glasses, a commemorative post card, mini bottle of Dingle Gin, and complimentary Museum passes. RSVP TODAY and learn more.

Thanks to everyone who came out for Summer Tavern Night and the Color Guard's Punch Bowl dedication!
07/26/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out for Summer Tavern Night and the Color Guard's Punch Bowl dedication!

A celebration of
Colonial & Revolutionary War era taverns, toasts, traditions, and togetherness
And
Dedication of the Color Guard punch bowl
Given in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the construction of the Fraunces Tavern® building.

A celebration ofColonial & Revolutionary War era taverns, toasts, traditions, and togethernessAndDedication of the Color...
07/26/2019

A celebration of
Colonial & Revolutionary War era taverns, toasts, traditions, and togetherness
And
Dedication of the Color Guard punch bowl
Given in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the construction of the Fraunces Tavern® building.

A celebration of
Colonial & Revolutionary War era taverns, toasts, traditions, and togetherness
And
Dedication of the Color Guard punch bowl
Given in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the construction of the Fraunces Tavern® building.

Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York's cover photo
07/09/2019

Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York's cover photo

The SRNY Color Guard participated in the Independence Day Parade, held each year on the morning of July 4th, hosted by t...
07/09/2019

The SRNY Color Guard participated in the Independence Day Parade, held each year on the morning of July 4th, hosted by the Lower Manhattan Historical Association. More information about this event can be found at: https://lmha-nyc.org/independence-day.

The SRNY Color Guard participated in the Independence Day Parade, held each year on the morning of July 4th, hosted by the Lower Manhattan Historical Association. More information about this event can be found at: https://lmha-nyc.org/independence-day.

2019 Battles of Lexington & Concord Dinner (including Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation)
04/26/2019

2019 Battles of Lexington & Concord Dinner (including Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation)

2019 Battles of Lexington & Concord Dinner (including Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation)

Fraunces Tavern® Museum
03/19/2019
Fraunces Tavern® Museum

Fraunces Tavern® Museum

On MONDAY, APRIL 22, Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York hosts the Battles of Lexington and Concord Dinner (including Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Presentation) honoring this year's WINNER, Joyce Lee Malcolm for her book, The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life. Honorable Mentions will also be presented to Bob Drury and Tom Clavin for their book, Valley Forge, and to Albert Louis Zambone for Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Life. Tickets are NOW ON SALE.

Thank you to everyone who made our 142nd George Washington Birthday Ball a great success! Photos are now up on the Fraun...
03/12/2019

Thank you to everyone who made our 142nd George Washington Birthday Ball a great success!

Photos are now up on the Fraunces Tavern Museum page and can also be found at frauncestavernmuseum.org.

SEE MORE PHOTOS: http://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org/142nd-george-washington-birthday-ball-gallery

Friday, February 22, 2019
Hosted by Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc.
Honoring Distinguished Patriots
Elizabeth and Stanley DeForest Scott

Also Honoring
Denise Doring VanBuren,
First Vice President General, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution

With Emcees
George Carroll Whipple III
and
William Whipple Rockefeller

Cheers to all the Sons and Daughters who came out to the Young Members Annual Holiday Cocktail Party at Fraunces Tavern!
12/13/2018

Cheers to all the Sons and Daughters who came out to the Young Members Annual Holiday Cocktail Party at Fraunces Tavern!

at Fraunces Tavern

Evacuation Day marked the final British evacuation from New York City after seven years of occupation. The evening culmi...
11/08/2018

Evacuation Day marked the final British evacuation from New York City after seven years of occupation. The evening culminated in a festive dinner given by Governor George Clinton with George Washington at the tavern of Samuel Fraunces.

Evacuation Day remained a city holiday into the 1930s and the occasion was often marked by colorful ceremony.

Each year we continue this tradition, and celebrate as George Washington did that night, by raising our glasses for the very same thirteen toasts given at the first Evacuation Day Dinner at Fraunces Tavern on November 25, 1783.

Evacuation Day marked the final British evacuation from New York City after seven years of occupation. The evening culminated in a festive dinner given by Governor George Clinton with George Washington at the tavern of Samuel Fraunces.

Evacuation Day remained a city holiday into the 1930s and the occasion was often marked by colorful ceremony.

Each year we continue this tradition, and celebrate as George Washington did that night, by raising our glasses for the very same thirteen toasts given at the first Evacuation Day Dinner at Fraunces Tavern on November 25, 1783.

An evening discussion with General Denis MercierNATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
10/12/2018

An evening discussion with
General Denis Mercier
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

An evening discussion with
General Denis Mercier
NATO Supreme Allied Commander Transformation

Battles of Lexington and Concord Dinner (including Fraunces Taver
10/12/2018

Battles of Lexington and Concord Dinner (including Fraunces Taver

Annual Nathan Hale Day Commemoration in City Hall ParkEach September the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York...
10/10/2018

Annual Nathan Hale Day Commemoration in City Hall Park

Each September the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. commemorate martyred spy Nathan Hale at the foot of the Nathan Hale statue which stands at City Hall Park. The ceremony features the SRNY Color Guard, Yale Club, Veteran Corps of Artillery, wreath laying, and more.

Nathan Hale was commissioned by George Washington to infiltrate the British ranks to gather intelligence. He was discovered on September 22, 1776 and hanged for treason, without trial, the next morning.

The Nathan Hale Commemoration Ceremony takes place in City Hall Park near the statue of Nathan Hale that was commissioned by the Sons of the Revolution in 1883 and stands facing the south main entrance to City Hall.

Annual Nathan Hale Day Commemoration in City Hall Park

Each September the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, Inc. commemorate martyred spy Nathan Hale at the foot of the Nathan Hale statue which stands at City Hall Park. The ceremony features the SRNY Color Guard, Yale Club, Veteran Corps of Artillery, wreath laying, and more.

Nathan Hale was commissioned by George Washington to infiltrate the British ranks to gather intelligence. He was discovered on September 22, 1776 and hanged for treason, without trial, the next morning.

The Nathan Hale Commemoration Ceremony takes place in City Hall Park near the statue of Nathan Hale that was commissioned by the Sons of the Revolution in 1883 and stands facing the south main entrance to City Hall.

Presentation by SRNY Board Member William B. Richards on the topic of the Culper Spy Ring
10/10/2018

Presentation by SRNY Board Member William B. Richards on the topic of the Culper Spy Ring

Presentation by SRNY Board Member William B. Richards on the topic of the Culper Spy Ring

10/10/2018

It is with a heavy heart the Society has learned of the passing of Arthur Phillips Sultan on October 2, 2018. He joined our Society in 1967 through his ancestor Jonas Phillips.

The American flag will fly at half-mast tomorrow Thursday, October 9 in his memory. He will be remembered at the Society’s Annual Church service on February 24, 2019 at the Church of the Incarnation.

Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York Color Guard at the Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration at Green-Wood Cemete...
08/27/2018

Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York Color Guard at the Battle of Brooklyn Commemoration at Green-Wood Cemetery this weekend.

Thank you to all who came out for last night's Summer Tavern Night!
07/27/2018

Thank you to all who came out for last night's Summer Tavern Night!

A summer celebration of
Taverns, Tradition, Toasts, and Togetherness

A summer celebration ofTaverns, Tradition, Toasts, and Togetherness
07/27/2018

A summer celebration of
Taverns, Tradition, Toasts, and Togetherness

A summer celebration of
Taverns, Tradition, Toasts, and Togetherness

It is with a heavy heart the Society has learned of the passing of Major General Roger Rothrock on May 23, 2018. He join...
07/23/2018
Honoring Our Members

It is with a heavy heart the Society has learned of the passing of Major General Roger Rothrock on May 23, 2018. He joined our Society in 1966 through his ancestor Peter Rothrock (Rodrock).

The American flag will fly at half-mast tomorrow Tuesday, July 23 in his memory. He will be remembered at the Annual Church service on February 24, 2019 at the Church of the Incarnation.

Honoring Our Members

Proud to have been a part of the Lower Manhattan Historical Society Forth Annual Independence Day Parade.https://pix11.c...
07/12/2018
Lower Manhattan celebrates July 4 with parade, cannon salute

Proud to have been a part of the Lower Manhattan Historical Society Forth Annual Independence Day Parade.
https://pix11.com/2018/07/04/lower-manhattan-celebrates-july-4-with-parade-cannon-salute/

LOWER MANHATTAN — When you think of the birthplace of our nation, you probably don’t think about Lower Manhattan. “Some people think of Boston, Philadelphia, Virginia, but really we are equal if not more important than them,” said James Kaplan, President of the Lower Manhattan Historical Soc...

The Lower Manhattan Historical AssociationPresents: The Fourth Annual Independence Day Parade on Wednesday July 4th 2018
07/12/2018

The Lower Manhattan Historical Association
Presents: The Fourth Annual Independence Day Parade on Wednesday July 4th 2018

The Lower Manhattan Historical Association
Presents: The Fourth Annual Independence Day Parade on Wednesday July 4th 2018

07/03/2018

Thank you to all who made the 2018 Flag Day Parade & Celebration a success!

On June 14, 2018, Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc. (SRNY) hosts the annual Flag Day Celebration & ...
07/03/2018

On June 14, 2018, Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc. (SRNY) hosts the annual Flag Day Celebration & Parade, a 102-year-old tradition commemorating Flag Day; which celebrates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14th 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. SRNY has hosted this event in New York City every Flag Day Since 1916 and it is one of the longest running parades in New York City.

The parade begins at 12pm at City Hall, following a mayoral proclamation. Then, hundreds of school children join dozens of civic, veterans, historical, and musical groups to begin the one mile march that ends at Fraunces Tavern® Museum (54 Pearl Street), in front of a ceremony stand and beneath a four-story American flag hanging from the Museum’s façade. There, various local dignitaries, military veterans, and local community leaders will gather to honor “Old Glory,” hear songs performed by school children, and listen to essays read by the winners of the “What the American Flag Means to Me” essay contest. Following the Parade & Ceremony, there is a convivial reception for all Parade participants inside the Museum and the marching school children are treated to a picnic lunch. The Museum will be open to the public from 12 to 5pm with special $1 admission.

On June 14, 2018, Sons of the Revolution℠ in the State of New York, Inc. (SRNY) hosts the annual Flag Day Celebration & Parade, a 102-year-old tradition commemorating Flag Day; which celebrates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14th 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. SRNY has hosted this event in New York City every Flag Day Since 1916 and it is one of the longest running parades in New York City.

The parade begins at 12pm at City Hall, following a mayoral proclamation. Then, hundreds of school children join dozens of civic, veterans, historical, and musical groups to begin the one mile march that ends at Fraunces Tavern® Museum (54 Pearl Street), in front of a ceremony stand and beneath a four-story American flag hanging from the Museum’s façade. There, various local dignitaries, military veterans, and local community leaders will gather to honor “Old Glory,” hear songs performed by school children, and listen to essays read by the winners of the “What the American Flag Means to Me” essay contest. Following the Parade & Ceremony, there is a convivial reception for all Parade participants inside the Museum and the marching school children are treated to a picnic lunch. The Museum will be open to the public from 12 to 5pm with special $1 admission.

It is with a heavy heart the Society has learned of the passing of John Paul Kimzey on November 17, 2017. He joined our ...
07/02/2018
Honoring Our Members

It is with a heavy heart the Society has learned of the passing of John Paul Kimzey on November 17, 2017. He joined our Society in 1979 through his ancestor Elijah Williamson.

The American flag will fly at half mast on Tuesday, July 3 in his memory. He will both be remembered at the Annual Church service in February 24, 2019 at the Church of the Incarnation.

Honoring Our Members

Address

54 Pearl St
New York, NY
10004

The Sons of The Revolution in the State of New York is located at historic Fraunces Tavern, 54 Pearl Street, at the corner of Broad Street in Lower Manhattan. Take the Subway: N/R to Whitehall St., 4/5 to Bowling Green, 1/9 to South Ferry, or J/M/Z to Broad Street. Buses: M1, M6, M15

General information

Established in 1876 the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York is devoted to educating the public about the struggle to achieve American liberty. Members are descendants of those who fought in or the Revolutionary War or otherwise placed themselves at risk. The Society owns and operates Fraunces Tavern Museum. It hosts dinners and other functions for its membership as well as public events such as New York City's Flag Day Parade. Annually it bestows the George Washington Patriot Award.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(212) 425-1776

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Established in 1876, the Sons of the Revolution ℠ in the State of New York, Inc. is devoted to keeping before the public mind the memory of the services of their ancestors, and of the times in which they lived, and of the principles for which they contended. Members are descendants of those who fought or otherwise placed themselves at risk in the American Revolutionary War. The Society owns and operates Fraunces Tavern® Museum. It hosts dinners and other functions for its membership as well as public events, such as Lower Manhattan’s Annual Flag Day Parade on June 14.