CelebrateHAMILTON is the annual festival sponsored by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (the AHA Society) to celebrate the life and legacy of Alexander Hamilton on the anniversary of his passing. 2015 marks the fourth annual CelebrateHAMILTON program, which commemorated the 211th anniversary of Hamilton's duel with Aaron Burr and subsequent death.
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AHA Society Events for CelebrateHAMILTON 2015
Among the seventeen events held as part of CelebrateHAMILTON 2015, there were a variety of presentations, tours, and anniversary commemorations on various topics from Alexander Hamilton's life. This year included events celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Coast Guard; the first 'Washington's New Jersey Winter Encampments' tour; the 225th anniversary of the July 10, 1790 Presidential dinner at the Morris-Jumel Mansion; the traditional graveside remembrance ceremony; the annual Weehawken remembrance gathering; and the official debut of the new book, "Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years."
Read all the event descriptions from the interactive e-flyer.
Live Tweeting from CelebrateHAMILTON 2015
Over the four days of events, the AHA Society shared pictures, event updates, and fun facts on its Twitter account in real time.
We'll be tweeting from our events all weekend using the hashtag #CelebrateHAMILTON so follow along and interact with us!— The AHA Society (@TheAHASociety) July 10, 2015
All the tweets from the CelebrateHamilton events have been compiled into a collection on the-aha-society.com for anyone to browse through - no need to have a Twitter account!
CelebrateHAMILTON 2015 Videos
C-SPAN3 American History TV - Alexander Hamilton Before the Revolutionary War
In a moderated discussion, Michael E. Newton discusses his book, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, which explores Hamilton's youth in the West Indies and his service in the Revolutionary War. This event was filmed by C-SPAN3 on July 10th as one of the CelebateHAMILTON events and can be watched online for free.
Promo Video for CelebrateHAMILTON events
Watch the promotional video for CelebrateHAMILTON 2015, an original AHA Society video clip. View it on YouTube or below.
(Recommended full screen viewing - click on the video to play and then click on the box in the lower right-hand corner)
Recap videos for CelebrateHAMILTON events
Watch brief highlight clips with footage from events on the official AHA Society YouTube channel. Click below on the video titles to view them in YouTube.
- Day 1 Highlights - Trinity Church
- Day 1 Highlights - Museum of American Finance
- Day 1 Highlights - Morris-Jumel Mansion
- Day 2 Highlights - Hamilton Fun Run
- Day 2 Highlights - Hamilton Grange
- Day 2 Highlights - Weehawken, NJ
- Day 3 Highlights - Wallace House
- Day 3 Highlights - Washington Headquarters Museum
- Day 3 Highlights - Arnolds Tavern and Morristown Green
- Day 4 Highlights - Pre-Hamilton Musical Events
Day 1 Event Highlights
Events included a US Coast Guard Auxiliary brass quintet concert on the steps of Federal Hall; a gathering at Alexander Hamilton's Grave; "Alexander Hamilton - The Formative Years," a talk by author and historian Michael E. Newton, followed by a book signing; and the 225th Anniversary of Washington's First Cabinet Dinner at the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
Day 2 Event Highlights
Events included the 11th annual Hamilton Fun Run; presentations and activities at Hamilton's home, the Grange; a visit to the Hamilton Memorial in Weehawken, NJ; and a talk by Dr. Joanne Freeman on the Burr-Hamilton Duel co-sponsored by the Weehawken Historical Comission.
More photo albums to be posted shortly.
Printable One-Page Itinerary Sheet
Click here to view PDF summary sheet of all 15 public events for CelebrateHAMILTON 2015.
CelebrateHAMILTON in Media
"CelebrateHAMILTON This Weekend in NYC and Several NJ Locations" - You Don't Know Jersey
"Michael E. Newton raises the flag of St. Kitts and Nevis and talks about Alexander Hamilton at Bowling Green in New York City" - Times Caribbean Online
"Hamilton Fanatics Rally for Their Man" - Observer
Blurb in the Entertainment Section - New York Daily News:
THE HAMILTON PARTY’S IN POWER
Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society members showed up en masse for the Broadway debut of “Hamilton” on Monday, and they were easy to spot by the lapel pins featuring their hero’s mug. Whether Hamilton’s face stays on the $10 bill remains to be seen.Ron Chernow, whose bio inspiredLin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hip-hop musical, also attended, along with Miranda’s dad,Luis, who was heard saying the show “changed in very small ways here and there” since its sold-out run at the Public Theater.