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Centennial of the Everyday Happy Hour at Gadsby’s Tavern | News Release | City of Alexandria

Screen Shot 2017-07-21 at 2.54.04 PMCentennial of the Everyday Happy Hour

 

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

5:30-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of [insert here]! Grab a drink and tour the Centennial of the Everyday exhibit. With a $10 cover charge, attendees will receive one drink ticket, exhibit admission, and enjoy an evening of socializing with your friends. Tavern fare and additional beverages will be available for purchase.

Time & Place is an initiative of the Alexandria Office of the Arts’ public art program to invite artists with research-based practices to create thought-provoking, temporary artwork at sites managed by the Office of Historic Alexandria. Through compelling art projects in a variety of media, Time & Place fosters exploration and dialogue about Alexandria’s rich history.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum is located at 134 North Royal Street in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and is owned and operated by the City of Alexandria. For more information, please call 703.746.4242 or visit www.gadsbystavern.org. Tickets can be purchased at shop.alexandriava.gov/Events.aspx.

As America emerged as a nation in the late 18th and early 19th century, Gadsby’s Tavern was the center of social and political life in Alexandria as well as the new Federal City of Washington. The tavern served as the premier gathering place for residents – including George Washington – and visitors to eat, drink, learn, and influence history. Tavern keepers John Wise and John Gadsby hosted balls, performances, and meetings, and their accommodations were known as the best by travelers near and far. Today, the tavern continues the tradition of opening its doors to the community through a variety of special events.

 

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, e-mail gadsbys.tavern@alexandriava.gov, call 703.746.4242, or Virginia Relay 711.


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