Tallmadge Day & 250th Anniversary of the Battle of Golden Hill

Tallmadge Day Commemoration

Also marking the 250th Anniversary of the Battle of Golden Hill

Presentation by author and historian Barnet Schecter

Monday, January 27, 2020



Please join us Monday, January 27, 2020 at Fraunces Tavern® Museum as we commemorate 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.

This year we will have a special program to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Golden Hill.  The evening will include a presentation on the Battle of Golden Hill and its repercussions, given by Barnet Schecter, historian and author of several books including “The Battle for New York” and “George Washington’s America”, followed by a Q&A. A reception will be held in the current Fear and Force exhibit, which illustrates New York City’s Sons of Liberty activity leading up to the Revolutionary period.

When: Monday, January 27, 2020,  6:30-8:30pm, presentation to begin at 7:00pm
Where: Fraunces Tavern®Museum, 54 Pearl Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10004
Tickets*: $50,  ($35 for age-35-and-under)  – Tickets will be available at the door

Beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served.


A portion of all ticket sales for this event will help defray the cost of a plaque that Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York will be installing at the site of the Battle of Golden Hill.

If you are unable to attend but would like to make a contribution towards SRNY’s Battle of Golden Hill plaque, please send contributions payable to ‘Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York’ to ‘Sons of the Revolution in the State of New York’ at 54 Pearl Street, Second Floor, New York, NY 10004, or you can do so via PayPal at the link below:


*All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law (excluding value of goods and services of $17 per ticket used)

About the Battle of Golden Hill:

After the passing of the Quartering Act–which required colonists to provide housing to the British Troops–and the replacement of a government assembly which did little to enforce the Act with one who did, Alexander McDougall, a leader of the Sons of Liberty in New York City, posted an anonymous broadside on December 16, 1769, addressed “To the Betrayed Inhabitants of the City and Colony of New York”. Nearly a month of increased clashes between the weary citizens and British soldiers led to what would become known as the Battle of Golden Hill. On January 17, 1770, soldiers were instructed to cut down a liberty pole that had been erected in protest, igniting unrest that culminated in an order for the soldiers to use force against the colonists. The Battle of Golden Hill is seen as one of the first significant clashes between British soldiers and colonists, news of which traveled quickly and came to influence the events of the Boston Massacre a few short weeks later.

SRNY mission is devoted to keeping before the public mind, the memory and celebration of principled services and acts that achieved American Independence.

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