Invitation to Shop & Share: Thursday, March 5th

From 5:00 – 8:00 that evening Lilly Pulitzer, the classic and colorful clothing boutique (1123 King Street), will be sharing part of the proceeds from its sales with GTMS.  In the same block and at the same time, GTMS members and friends have also been invited to preview the Anniversary Sale at Today’s Cargo (1102 King Street) which has been selling a wide range of jewelry in Old Town for 47 years.  A  percentage of their sales from that evening will also be donated to GTMS.  So, make it a King Street night by visiting Lilly Pulitzer and Today’s Cargo and then add in a stop at one of the many nearby eateries.  (There are four in the 1100 block alone!) Mention GTMS as you pay for your purchases at Lilly Pulitzer and Today's Cargo.  You will be helping GTMS in its mission of preserving the past to inspire the future.


https://www.lillypulitzer.com/

 
https://www.todayscargo.com/


 

Due to circumstances beyond our control the 2020 Best Bib & Tucker Silver & Gold Soiree has had to be cancelled. 

Watch this space for new GTMS opportunities for fun & support.



Gadsby's Tavern Museum Director Liz Williams
gladly accepts the 2019 GTMS Gift from
GTMS President Kay Zerwick



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Our October Membership Reception


 The 2019-2020
Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society
Board of Directors

The new GTMS Board was elected at the Society's Annual Meeting in June.

New, Current, and Retiring Members of the GTMS Board

https://youtu.be/Wya7yu00D24
 Have you seen the pictures from
The 2019 GTMS
Best Bib & Tucker Ball
Zelda's Ball

featuring
Doc Scantlin & his Palmettos Orchestra 
Starring 
the Dazzling Songstress Chou Chou
March 16, 2019

Pictures from the GTMS 2019 Zelda's Ball

Please support the generous Ball Sponsors who supported GTMS

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GTMS UPDATES


 GTMS Celebrates
25th Anniversary

At the Annual Membership Reception in June, GTMS celebrated its 25th year of supporting historic Gadsby's Tavern Museum and elected new members and board officers. All of this was in the room where it happened that George Washington celebrated his last birthdays and Thomas Jefferson celebrated his Inauguration.



GTMS PURCHASES HISTORIC PAPERS COLLECTION

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society recently bought an important archival collection that significantly adds to the documentation of Gadsby's Tavern Museum. The Irwin Family Papers detail the business, shipping, and real estate enterprise from 1776-1925 of the Irwin family of Alexandria. The Irwin family owned the 1792 City Hotel (Gadsby's) from 1815 to 1929.


Thomas Irwin had business dealings with Mr. Gadsby, specifically related to Gadsby’s 1802 lease with John Wise. Museum staff members are still sorting out this complex financial partnership between Gadsby and Irwin, but because of that relationship, the Museum now has an original copy of Gadsby’s 1802 inventory! This document lists his assets from furniture to enslaved people by name.  It is the “holy grail” for the interpretation of the 1792 building.  Read more

The Society was able to purchase this collection and they donated it to the Museum. The collection will be scanned at some point in the future, and it will be made available to the public online.  The Museum offers a few sneak-peak snapshots on the Museum's Facebook page. The Society will continue to support the preservation of the collection and the research efforts that will bring to light more information about the history of our historic Tavern and its historic city.  



GTMS Members take part in many Society and Museum activities. 

Most Society-sponsored events are fundraisers for Museum programs or improvements. 

All of the events are designed to be fun and are often educational.
 
 
GTMS Members & Friends in
Alexandria's Annual Scottish Walk

GTMS Members proving
again that
History Can Be Fun
More Historically Fun Pix