General Howe's Soiree

Thursday, March 7, 2019

at Independence Seaport Museum with music by Tempesta di Mare

Independence Seaport Museum and Tempesta di Mare are jointly hosting General Howe’s Soirée, a baroque celebration of dance, dining and the Museum’s newest exhibit, The British Mistake

One year into the Revolutionary War, British General William Howe made a costly miscalculation and seized the capital city of Philadelphia. Ultimately, and luckily for us, his plans failed and Howe resigned his position – but not before he threw some of the most extravagant parties the city had ever seen. 

We welcome one and all to a similarly lively evening with satin and satire for General Howe’s Soirée. Guests will enjoy cocktails, dinner, and the world-class musicians of Tempesta di Mare and the Germantown Country Dancers as they lead us in baroque music and dance to bring this episode of revolutionary history to life.

6:30 p.m. Dinner, Dancing & Performances
8:30 p.m. Dessert, More Dancing & Exhibit Preview

Sponsors are invited to a cocktail hour and dance lesson preceding the event.

Semiformal Attire / Period Kit Optional

$175 for Independence Seaport Museum & Tempesta di Mare Season Subscribers
$195 for Non-Members

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and are a wonderful way for individuals and organizations to support essential needs at both Tempesta di Mare and Independence Seaport Museum. Benefits include an exclusive cocktail hour and dance lesson, free event parking, and more. 

Click here for details.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Sam Dunnington at or 215-413-8623.