Museum After Dark: Alexander Hamilton

13Jul2017

6pm - 8pm

Alexander Hamilton: The Man, the Myth and the Musical            Presented by Robert Begley, President of New York Heroes Society

Alexander Hamilton was one of America’s most important Founders. Sadly, because of his untimely death, many of his opponents outlived him by decades and re-wrote his story, falsely portraying him as a monarchist and elitist. This mythology of Hamilton is changing, thanks to many good books and essays.

Dramatized in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation Hamilton: An American Musical, greater appreciation for Hamilton’s life and legacy has been reached. This talk covers Hamilton’s turbulent childhood, stellar work ethic, brilliant mind, military valor, principled pro-Constitution stand, and also demonstrates how he rose up from impoverished immigrant to heroic colossus. Hamilton’s story is the story of America.

Alexander Hamilton was one of America’s most important Founders. Sadly, because of his untimely death, many of his opponents outlived him by decades and re-wrote his story, falsely portraying him as a monarchist and elitist. This mythology of Hamilton is changing, thanks to many good books and essays. Dramatized in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation Hamilton: An American Musical, greater appreciation for Hamilton’s life and legacy has been reached. This talk covers Hamilton’s turbulent childhood, stellar work ethic, brilliant mind, military valor, principled pro-Constitution stand, and also demonstrates how he rose up from impoverished immigrant to heroic colossus. Hamilton’s story is the story of America.

In addition, Seth Kaller of Seth Kaller, Inc. Historic Documents and Legacy Collections will bring many important documents written by, signed by or related to Alexander Hamilton. One of the most exciting items is a letter Signed “A. Hamilton,” to Elizabeth Schuyler, August 8, 1780. [Dobbs Ferry, New York]. Members: Free; Non-Members: $5



Members: Free; Non-Members: $5.

Bookmark the permalink.