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Gadsby’s Tavern Museum’s September 2018 News| News Release | Gadsby’s Tavern

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Thanks to all who came out to celebrate a Hamilton Summer with us! While the musical has closed, you can still delve into the dramatic history that inspired the Broadway hit. Missed your shot to attend Dr. Henriques lecture? Not to worry – C-SPAN recorded it. Also because of the popularity of the Hamilton’s BFF + Frenemies Tour, it will be making a comeback in the coming months so just you wait, just you wait…
Port City Join Port City Brewery and Gadsby’s Tavern Museum as we honor the anniversary of the Female Stranger’s death with her specialty beer and a Beer Dinner! On October 12, enjoy a four-course meal alongside four great Port City beers, including the Long Black Veil. This special craft beer was inspired by the famous tale of the Female Stranger, who died at the tavern on October 14, 1816. Dinner begins at 7pm and cost is $85 per person.
Masquerade Ball Inspired by the season, disguise yourself and dance the night away at the Masquerade Ball on October 27. Come dressed in your favorite pre-19th century costume and don’t forget your mask! Enjoy live music, English country dancing, cash bar, and dessert collation. Pre-19th century period attire or cocktail attire welcome. Ball begins at 8pm and cost is $45 per person. Not familiar with English Country Dancing? We recommend you attend at least one full dance class to learn the steps. Classes held October 11, 18, and 25 from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Cost is $12 per class, $30 for series.
Federal Dress Workshop Back by popular demand – the Federal Gown Workshop! Have nothing new to wear to meet President Washington or Mr. Darcy? Why not make it yourself! Attend our 3-session advanced workshop led by Jane Pease, local period clothing expert, who will present instructions for creating a Federal/Regency period gown perfect for the Birthnight or Jane Austen Balls. Visit alexandriava.gov/shop for more information. Cost is $100 per person, $80 GTMS/Volunteers and registration will close December 15.
Facetime with History Facetime with History returns in October! This monthly series allows guests to spend time with people from the past in an informal setting, much like meeting at the tavern to catch up with friends. Through conversation and stories with various historical figures, museum guests will deepen their understanding of the past and how it connects to today. Facetime with History is included as part of regular admission. Sponsored by the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society.

  • October 14: Dr. Samuel Richards, Doctor of the Female Stranger
  • November 11: Col. John Fitzgerald, Revolutionary War Veteran



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