From 1785 to 1788, between the top of the American Revolution and the ratification of the US Structure, the Congress of the Confederation rented rooms at Fraunces Tavern for 3 authorities departments.
Throughout this time, George Washington’s compatriots within the Revolution, John Jay and Henry Knox, headed the Departments of Overseas Affairs and Conflict respectively. Workplaces of the Board of Treasury have been additionally situated in the identical constructing.
The Fraunces Tavern Museum in Manhattan has introduced “Governing the Nation from Fraunces Tavern,” a brand new everlasting exhibit.
“Governing the Nation,” the Museum’s latest everlasting exhibition, depicts the Division of Overseas Affairs whereas it was headquartered on the Tavern and helps guests perceive the diplomatic, army, and monetary challenges that each one three departments confronted throughout their time there.
This exhibition is free with common Museum admission. For extra data or to buy tickets, click on right here.
Photograph of Craig Hamilton Weaver, Co-Chairman of the Museum and Artwork Committee (left), and Scott Michael Dwyer, Director of Sons of the Revolution within the State of New York, Inc. and its Fraunces Tavern Museum (proper), “Governing the Nation from Fraunces Tavern” ribbon chopping ceremony.