American Scottish Foundation Events

THE GUARDS ON TOUR APRIL AND MAY 2019

The Guards Museum is home to a unique collection of artefacts and memorabilia dating back four hundred years and representing the history of the five regiments of Foot Guards

The Museum is located close to Buckingham Palace, within Wellington Barracks which is the headquarters of the five regiments of Foot Guards, namely, the Grenadiers, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards - acknowledged as setting and maintaining the highest possible standards of the British Army.

Together with the two regiments of cavalry, The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals, they comprise Her Majesty’s Household Division Andrew Wallis, Guards Museum Director, is delighted to announce that he will be undertaking an nine-event tour in the United States from April 25th to May 8th.

The Guards Museum is undoubtedly a success story in that it is one of only nine regimental museums in the UK that operates in profit and without the benefit of any national funding.

The museum is still something of a hidden gem and the Director is keen to take it to the next level by harnessing support from a much wider network to help preserve and protect the collection and to ‘future-proof’ it for the next 100 years through a variety of initiatives.

The Director will be explaining the proud history of these five iconic regiments, their role and relevance today, the history of the museum and the challenges it faces in these austere times. He will be bringing some very rare and interesting artefacts to illustrate his talk and he will share some royal anecdotes which will undoubtedly bring a smile to your face. He will deliver an inspiring and memorable lecture which should not be missed. We hope that you will take this rare opportunity to meet him at one of the places listed below.

Guards Museum Tour Itinerary


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Thursday April 25th, Boston Massachusetts

The Ancient and Honourable Artillery Company of Boston
4 Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA 02109
TIME 6pm
TICKET PRICE $20


Saturday April 27th, Hartford, CT

1st Company Governor’s Foot Guard, Armory
159 High St, Hartford, CT 06103
TIME 6pm
TICKET PRICE $20


Wednesday May 1st, New York

Squadron A, New York
(Private event - by invitation only)


Thursday May 2nd, East Greenwich, Rhode Island

Varnum Continentals, East Greenwich, Rhode Island
TIME 6pm
TICKET PRICE $20


Friday May 3rd, Westport, CT

Gold’s Dragoons, The Fairfield Hunt Club, Westport, CT
(Private Event - by invitation only)


Saturday May 5th, Southport, CT

Church Hall of Holy Trinity
TIME 6pm
TICKET PRICE $20


Monday May 6th, New York

University Club
One West 54th Street, New York
Time 6.15pm - Patrons Reception with the Guards Museum Executive Director
TIME 7pm - 9.30pm - Reception and Talk
TICKET $65 Patron $125


Tuesday May 7th, Washington DC

Alexandria History Museum at The Lyseum
201 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
in association with the British Officers’ Club of Washington.
TIME 6pm
TICKET PRICE $45



WAYS TO SUPPORT

The Museum is very pleased to launch the American Friends of the Guards Museum - offering the British American community a special way of supporting this unique institution.


LEVELS OF ANNUAL SUPPORT

PATRON GENERAL $1000

PLATINUM COLONEL $ 500

GOLD MAJOR $ 250

SILVER GUARDSMAN $ 100

Please note there a number of Directed Giving with Naming Opportunities available and information on these can be provided on request.

The American-Scottish Foundation is proud to work with the Guards Museum to highlight the Restoration and Preservation of the Museum, a designated project of the Foundation. ASF is a not profit 501c3 organization and all donations are tax deductible to the extent of the law.



Footnote Colonel Wallis is a Member of the Order of the British Empire, an Officer of the Belgian Order of Leopold, one of Her Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Bedfordshire and Honorary Colonel of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Army Cadet Force. He served with the Honourable Artillery Company for 17 years and commanded their ceremonial bodyguard, the Company of Pikemen and Musketeers. He is a member of the Guild of Sint Sebastiaan in Bruges. He had a 30 year career in investment Banking ending up as a global director of Deutsche Bank AG.