The Fraunces Tavern Museum has announced their annual Battles of Lexington and Concord Dinner, hosted by the Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York, has been set for Monday, April 22nd, 2018. An opening reception will be held at 6:30 pm, with dinner from 7:30 to 9:30 pm.
Since 1972 the Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award has been presented annually to the author of a newly published work on the American Revolutionary War that combines original scholarship, insight, and good writing. This year’s winner is The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life by Joyce Lee Malcom, historian and constitutional scholar.
Malcolm will accept her award and give a presentation on her book. An Honorable Mention will also be awarded to reporter and Pulitzer Prize nominee Bob Drury and writer Tom Clavin for their book Valley Forge; and to author Louis Zambone for Daniel Morgan: A Revolutionary Live.
Early bird tickets are available for $115 (thru March 31), with regular tickets available for $125 (April 1-14).
Ticket purchase includes a reception and dinner with open bar beer and wine at Fraunces Tavern, and a signed copy of The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life. For more information or to register, click here.
The Fraunces Tavern Museum is located at 54 Pearl Street, New York.
Photo of Joyce Lee Malcom provided.