Kathleen
Marie
Kelly

1943-2019

Gadsby
Volunteer
Extraordinaire

 

 
Karhy Kelly was a docent at Gadsby's Tavern Museum for over 40 years. She served on the GTMS Executive Board for 12 years.  For many of those years, Kathy was the GTMS Treasurer.  

Kathy's involvement in Gadsby's went back to a time when it was assumed that the Tavern had been built before the Revolutionary War and her costumes at the time reflected that interpretation.

While normally a historic fashionista, she was happy to play other roles including the Ghost of the Female Stranger during Historic Hauntings Nights.
 

 GTMS wants to acknowledge her dedicated service to Gadsby's Tavern Museum and the other Historic Alexandria sites and projects including the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum, the George Washington Symposiums, and the George Washington Birthday Celebration Committee. To honor Kathy's memory, GTMS is hosting a campaign to purchase a Memorial Bench in her name.
     

The bench will be placed outside the Lyceum, Alexandria's History Museum (200 S. Washington St.) A plaque will read
To the memory of Kathleen Marie Kelly 
Avid supporter and interpreter of Alexandria's history and museums. Huzzah!  
Donated by Gadsby's Tavern Museum Society, Kathy's family and many friends

Should you wish to contribute to this memorial to Kathy memory, you can:
  • Send a check to Gadsby's Tavern Museum (136 N. Royal St., Alexandria, VA 22314) made out to GTMS indicating the check is for the Kathy Kelly Memorial 
  • Use the online system for PayPal or credit cards below
The suggested donation levels are $50 / $100 / $250 or whatever you wish to give.