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Dressed up and ready for Gadsby’s Best Bid & Tucker Ball are Karen Byers, Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society (GTMS) board of directors; Kay and Terry Zerwick, GTMS president; John Gadsby; Carol Ann Brown, GTMS secretary; Nancy Smith, GTMS membership chair; and Danny Smith, GTMS former president.

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Alexandria: Getting Ready for Best Bib & Tucker Ball

This year the Gadsby’s Tavern Museum Society is putting on Gadsby’s Best Bib & Tucker Ball - Black & White Masquerade on Saturday, April 11. The term Best Bib and Tucker refers to one’s best clothes and was first used in 1747 in the translation of the Marquis d'Argens' “New Memoirs Establishing a True Knowledge of Mankind:” "The Country-woman minds nothing on Sundays so much as her best Bib and Tucker."


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