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CelebrateHAMILTON

Hosted by The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

New York and Northeast New Jersey

July 2-15, 2017

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The annual CelebrateHAMILTON program, held around the anniversary of Hamilton's death, honors Alexander Hamilton's life and legacy with special events including author talks, walking tours, histoy presentations, and special commemorations. All events take place in New York City, the Hudson Valley of New York, and Northern New Jersey.

The AHA Society and its partners work hard to offer the majority of these events for free so that all can attend. Please support these efforts by donating now.

Final details will be shared shortly - please check back to confirm event information.  

See the full AHA Society event calendar here.

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Scroll down or click below to see the events for:

Sunday, July 2nd - Wayne, NJ
Tuesday, July 4th - Paterson, NJ
Thursday, July 6th - Elizabeth/Union, NJ

Friday, July 7th - Elizabeth, NJ
Saturday, July 8th - Northern Manhattan
Sunday, July 9th - Weehawken, NJ
Monday, July 10th - Lower Manhattan
Tuesday, July 11th - Weehawken, NJ
Wednesday, July 12th - Lower Manhattan
Thursday, July 13th - Hudson Valley, NY
Friday, July 14th - Albany, NY
Saturday, July 15 - Albany, and Upper Manhattan, NY

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Sunday, July 2, 2017 

"In a House of Great Hospitality:" Alexander Hamilton at the Dey Mansion

Dey MansionAlexander Hamilton stayed at the Dey Mansion for several months in 1780 in his capacity as an aide-de-camp to George Washington. While Hamilton was living at the Dey Mansion, he wrote to his fiancée Eliza Schuyler that he was stationed "in a house of great hospitality." In a similarly titled talk, AHA Society Vice-President Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio will speak at the Dey Mansion on Alexander Hamilton's time in the house. Come hear about the many important events that were happening at that time in both Hamilton's life and in the Revolutionary War. 

After the talk, a tour of the Dey Mansion will be included in the program.

Admission: Free. Please make a reservation for the talk by calling the Dey Mansion at 973-706-6640 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
Time: 12 pm, Sunday, July 2nd
Location: Dey Mansion 
199 Totowa Road, Wayne, New Jersey

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017 

225th Commemoration of Paterson's Founding


paterson great fallsVisit the Paterson Great Falls National Historical Park to celebrate the 225th annivesary of the founding of the city of Paterson. Alexander Hamilton selected the site around the Great Passaic Falls as the location for his visionary project, the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures (SUM). As a result, the city of Paterson, whose name Alexander Hamilton selected to honor the then-governor of New Jersey, was founded there. Learn more about the history of the falls and how Hamilton's manufacturing vision for the United States was achieved at this site in the special July 4th commemoration.


See the All Places Hamilton page on Paterson Great Falls.

 

Time(s): 10 am, Tuesday, July 4th

Location: Mary Ellen Kramer Park,
Paterson, New Jersey
 
(Parking lot at 72 McBride Avenue)

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Special Exhibition Reception at the Paterson Museum


Paterson MuseumFollowing the 10 am event at nearby Mary Ellen Kramer Park, the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson will be hosting a reception for a new exhibition celebrating Paterson in its 225th year. The Paterson Museum preserves the industrial history of Paterson, which can trace its roots to the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures (SUM) and Alexander Hamilton's vision for the first planned industrial city in the United States. Come explore some of the incredible inventions and technological innovations from Paterson that would forever change life in America, and around the world. 


See the All Places Hamilton page on Paterson Great Falls.

 

Admission: Special Free Admission

Time(s): 12 pm, Tuesday, July 4th

Location: Paterson Museum, 
2 Market Street #102, Paterson, NJ
 

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Hamilton-Themed Tour of Boxwood Hall

Boxwood HallTake a tour of Boxwood Hall, home of Elias Boudinot (President of the Confederation Congress) and later Jonathan Dayton (Signer of the Constitution). The tour will focus on Alexander Hamilton's time at the house in 1772-1773 when he had just emigrated from the Caribbean and was a preparatory student at the nearby Elizabethtown Academy. The house tour will also highlight Hamilton's connections to Elias Boudinot and Jonathan Dayton. Additionally, there will be a pop-up exhibit of Hamilton portraits for this tour. 

View the full 2017 itinerary for "Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour."

See the All Places Hamilton page on Boxwood Hall.

Admission: Free
Time: 10 am - 11:30 am, Thursday, July 6th
Location: Boxwood Hall, 1073 E. Jersey St, Elizabeth, NJ

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"New Hamilton Discoveries 2017" at Liberty Hall

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As a follow-up to last year's sold-out "New Hamilton Discoveries" talk at Liberty Hall, new discoveries about Alexander Hamilton made over in the past year will be shared for the first time publically at Liberty Hall. Speakers include Hamilton National Scholar Michael E. Newton and Aimee Fernandez-Puente, Elizabeth Local History and Special Collections Manager at the Elizabeth Public Library. Don't miss your chance to be the first audience to learn these discoveries! Due to popular demand, there will be two times to attend the talk that afternoon.

The talk will also be live-streamed on the Liberty Hall Museum Facebook page.

Admission to the "New Hamilton Discoveries" talk also includes a 1st floor tour of the Liberty Hall Museum. Liberty Hall was the residence of William Livingston, governor of New Jersey. While attending the local academy, Alexander Hamilton stayed with the Livingston family in Elizabethtown.Tours times to be announced. Among the fifty rooms in Liberty Hall is the Alexander Hamilton room, honoring the relationship between Hamilton and the Livingston family. 

View the full 2017 itinerary for "Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour."

See the All Places Hamilton page on Liberty Hall.

Tickets: $10 (Special discount in honor of Alexander Hamilton). Tickets can be purchased here. Adavanced purchase highly recommended.
Time(s):
 1 pm and 3 pm, Thursday, July 6th
Location: Liberty Hall, 1003 Morris Ave, Union, NJ

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Friday, July 7, 2017

"Meet Alexander Hamilton and His Elizabethtown Friends"

academy of elizabethtownThe Snyder Academy, which sits on the site of the Elizabethtown Academy where Alexander Hamilton studied, is joining with the AHA Society to host a full day of programming about Alexander Hamilton and his Elizabeth friends. Don't miss this fantastic festival packed with unique programs. 

También ofrecemos un programa de la vida de Alexander Hamilton en español a las 11 de la mañana. Haz clic aquí para leer el anuncio del programa en español. 

Events include:

  • "Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs. The Musical" by Rand Scholet
  • "Alexander Hamilton and his Elizabethtown Associates" by author and scholar Michael E. Newton
  • Musical concert featuring colonial music on period instruments
  • Stage reading of writings by Alexander Hamilton, William Livingston, Elias Boudinot, and Jonathan Dayton by the Actors Shakespeare Company

View the full 2017 itinerary for "Young Immigrant Hamilton Tour."

See the All Places Hamilton page on the Elizabethtown Academy.

Admission: Free
Time(s): 10 am - 8 pm, Friday, July 7th
Location: 42 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Programming at Hamilton Grange

GrangeJoin the AHA Society and the National Park Service at the Hamilton's home, the Grange, for a full day of special programming. In addition to the house's exhibit on Hamilton's life, you'll have the opportunity to attend free presentations and open houses of the restored rooms on the first floor. 

Admission: Free
Time(s): 9 am - 5 pm, Saturday, July 8th 
Location: Hamilton Grange National Memorial
14 West 141st Street, New York, NY

Presentation schedule:

(Time to be announced): Author Talk and Book Signing with Joanne Freeman
Joanne Freeman, editor of several books with Hamilton's writings and author of Codo Duello, will be speaking on her latest work and offering a book signing of her Hamilton books. 

2 pm: "Qualities of Greatness: Alexander Hamilton" 
For kids and adults alike: come and get inspired! Rediscover Alexander Hamilton through his qualities while touching on his top ten achievements. Find out all the things you have in common with America's Indispensable Founding Father. This talk is given by Sukie Berberich, Alaska Chapter President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.  Sukie majored in Political Science, but became truly taken with Alexander Hamilton while home-schooling her boys. Through the lens of a mother and teacher, discovering who Hamilton was at his core, opened up a world of connection and inspiration for her family. She now gives talks like this at her local middle schools where she engages students to be their best selves by telling his story. 

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Talk "Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs. the Musical"

Man vs the MusicalRecently, Alexander Hamilton has received increased attention and respect due to the blockbuster hit musical on Broadway – “Hamilton: An American Musical.” There have been numerous people asking, “Is this show exaggerating Hamilton’s importance during the founding era, or is it justified?” AHA Society President Rand Scholet compares and ranks Hamilton’s contributions with seven other Founding Fathers. Mr. Scholet also shares a number of photos and personal anecdotes from his four year relationship with the musical and its creative genius, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as Hamilton author Ron Chernow that inspired the musical.” And singing has been known to ‘rise up’…

Tickets: TBA
Time:
4 pm, Saturday, July 8th 

Location: Morris-Jumel Mansion

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Sunday, July 9, 2017 

Hamilton Bust Dedication at Weehawken Library 

Weehawken Bank Hamilton BustJoin Weehawken Mayor Turner, the Weehawken Historical Commission, and the AHA Society for the official dedication of a Hamilton bronze bust at the beautiful and historic Weehawken Library. At the rededication ceremony, we'll share the story of how the AHA Society was able to research and piece together the history of this previously forgotten 1920s Hamilton bust originally made for the Hamilton National Bank in Weehawken. 

Admission: Free
Time: 
1 pm, Sunday, July 9th 

Location: Weehawken Library
49
 Hauxhurst Ave, Weehawken, NJ

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Monday, July 10, 2017 

"Hamilton and the Economics of Slavery" by Robert E. Wright 

The Poverty of SlaveryDr. Robert E. Wright addresses an often-neglected discussion related to the economics of slavery, especially beyond just the enslaver and the enslaved, with findings included in his recent book, The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy, as well as his book One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe. A book signing will follow the talk.

About the Speaker 

Robert E. Wright is the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University, where he teaches courses in business, economic, financial and policy history. He is the editor or co-editor of 21 volumes and the author or co-author of 18 books, including The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).  Dr. Wright is one of the Museum of American Finance's guest curators, and a member of the Financial History editorial board.

Admission: Reservations required through Fraunces Tavern Museum.
Time: 6:30 pm (Doors open at 6 pm)

Location: Fraunces Tavern
58 Pearl Street, Manhattan, NY

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Duel Remembrance in Weehawken, NJ

hamilton weehawkenJoin the annual gathering at the Hamilton Memorial overlooking the Weehawken Dueling Grounds to commemorate the anniversary of the fatal duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. 

Following the remembrance gathering, don't miss Robert E. Wright's talk on Alexander Hamilton. This event is co-sponsored by the Weehawken Historical Commission and the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society. 

See the All Places Hamilton page on Weehawken Dueling Grounds.

Time: 6 pm, Tuesday, July 11th
Location: Alexander Hamilton statue
Hamilton Ave in Weehawken, New Jersey
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"Honoring America's Hero, Alexander Hamilton" by Robert E. Wright

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Robert E. Wright is the featured speaker on the 213th anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr duel in Weehawken. Dr. Wright describes the high bar for achievement necessary to deserve the title ‘American Hero.”  Alexander Hamilton’s key role, in the transformation of the United States from 1785 to 1795, is described in terms of: the problem; his proposed solutions; and the remarkable results.

About the Speaker 

Robert E. Wright is the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University, where he teaches courses in business, economic, financial and policy history. He is the editor or co-editor of 21 volumes and the author or co-author of 18 books, including The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).  Dr. Wright is one of the Museum of American Finance's guest curators, and a member of the Financial History editorial board.

This event is co-sponsored with the Weehawken Historical Commission.

Admission: Free
Time:
 7:30 pm, Tuesday, July 11th

Location: Elks Lounge
2 50th Street, Weehawken, NJ

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Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Graveside Remembrance Ceremony at Trinity Church

alexander hamilton graveJoin us at Hamilton's final resting place for a memorial service to honor Alexander Hamilton on the 213th anniversary of his passing. The AHA Society, Trinity Church clergy, the US Coast Guard and Auxiliary, the Museum of American Finance, and the Hearts of Oak will all participate in this year's event. There will also be a moment in the ceremony when attendees will be invited to come forward and place flowers on the Hamilton graves, so you are encouraged to bring flowers with you to participate. Master of Ceremonies with be Kenneth Baum, Hawaii Chapter President of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society.  

The ceremony will be followed by a talk by our keynote speaker, Robert E. Wright, at the nearby Museum of American Finance at 2 pm. (see more information below)

See the All Places Hamilton page on Trinity Church.

Time: 1 - 1:30 pm, Wednesday, July 12th
Location: Hamilton's Gravesite at Trinity Church 
Broadway at Wall Street, Manhattan

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"Hamilton's Blessed Debt" by Robert E. Wright

One Nation Under Debt CoverDr. Robert E. Wright describes the difficult financial and economic landscape facing the new nation, Secretary of Treasury Alexander Hamilton’s financial solutions to stimulate economic growth, and the measures that verify the remarkable results.  Dr. Wright draws from his book, One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of What We Owe, one of the most important non-biographical books on Hamilton. The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society has recently designated Robert E. Wright as a National Hamilton Scholar, and will present the award at the conclusion of his talk.

About the Speaker
Robert Wright is the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University, where he teaches courses in business, economic, financial and policy history. He is the editor or co-editor of 21 volumes and the author or co-author of 18 books, including The Poverty of Slavery: How Unfree Labor Pollutes the Economy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Wright is one of the Museum of American Finance's guest curators and a member of the Financial History editorial board.

This event is co-presented with the Museum of American Finance.

Admission: Free
Time: 2 pm, Wednesday, July 12th
Location: Museum of American Finance, 48 Wall Street, Manhattan

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Thursday July 13, 2017

Walking Tour: "Alexander and Eliza Hamilton's First Home - Beacon, NY"

Alexander and Eliza Come visit the home where the newlyweds Alexander and Eliza Hamilton lived in 1781, after Alexander Hamilton’s service as Aide-de-Camp to General George Washington and before leading the charge on Redoubt 10 during the Battle of Yorktown in Virginia. Chris Cring will lead the walking tour and share why the Hamiltons moved to the DePeyster house and what they accomplished while staying there. He will also talk about what life would have been like for the Hamiltons while they were living in the area - the food, the money, the mail, rowing across the Hudson - and the buildings with which they would have been familiar - the stores, the mill, and the printing. Chris Cring will also share letters and information about the guests and friends with whom they corresponded and visited. 

This programming is part of the AHA Society's Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

Admission: Free
Time:
 10 - 12 pm

Meeting Location & Parking: Madam Brett Park 
560 South Avenue
Beacon, NY
 

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Talk: "Washington's Indispensable Partner"

Washington and Hamilton Farewell AddressAHA Society President Rand Scholet presents "George Washington's Indispensable Partner," a talk comparing the contributions of seven key Founding Fathers to support George Washington throughout his national public service. 

See the event flyer.

This programming is part of the AHA Society's Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

Admission: Free
Time:
 7 pm

Location: Tompkins Corners Cultural Center
729 Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley, NY 

 

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Painting Unveiling at the Schuyler Mansion 

An official new painting will be revealed to the public for the first time at the Schuyler Mansion. Len Tantillo, the artist, is the first to paint a scene of George Washington, Philip Schuyler, and Alexander Hamilton all together. 


This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society's Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

Event details to be confirmed.

Admission: TBA
Time:
TBA, July 14th

Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY

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Talk "Alexander Hamilton: The Man vs. the Musical"

Man vs the MusicalRecently, Alexander Hamilton has received increased attention and respect due to the blockbuster hit musical on Broadway – “Hamilton: An American Musical.” There have been numerous people asking, “Is this show exaggerating Hamilton’s importance during the founding era, or is it justified?” AHA Society President Rand Scholet compares and ranks Hamilton’s contributions with seven other Founding Fathers. Mr. Scholet also shares a number of photos and personal anecdotes from his four year relationship with the musical and its creative genius, Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as Hamilton author Ron Chernow that inspired the musical.” And singing has been known to ‘rise up’…

This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society's Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

Event details to be confirmed.

Admission: TBA
Time:
 TBA, July 14th

Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY
 

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

"Eliza at the Schuyler Mansion"

Eliza and Schuyler MansionAHA Society Vice-President Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio will speak on the life of Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton, specifically on her time at the Schuyler Mansion. Ms. Scholet de Villavicencio will share stories of notable moments from different periods of Eliza's life in the house, including when she and her family first moved into the house, the Loyalist attack that she survived during the Revolutionary War, her wedding to Alexander Hamilton, her pregnancy with her first son Philip, and her and Alexander's convalescence from yellow fever there. 

This event is part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society's Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

Admission: TBA
Time:
  1 pm, Saturday, July 15th

Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY
 


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Additional Events at the Schuyler Mansion

Schuyler Mansion

Saturday's programming will also include:

  • “Hamilton: His Life and Times in Story and Song” by the Hudson River Ramblers
  • “Reading of Love Letters Between Eliza and Alexander Hamilton,” Mariana & Tom Oller, Chair & Vice Chair, Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

Additional events may include:


  • “The Hamilton Tour” : First Church - marriage certificate for Alexander & Eliza’s wedding December 14, 1780, with baptismal record of their first-born, Philip Hamilton 
  • Tour of the Albany Institute of History and Art, with original Hamilton letters

These events are part of a multi-day celebration at the Schuyler Mansion for its centennial of opening to the public as a State Historic Site. Original Schuyler and Hamilton artifacts and letters will be on display throughout the weekend. This programming is also part of the AHA Society's Hamilton on the Hudson weekend.

Event details to be confirmed.

Admission: TBA
Time:
  TBA, Saturday, July 15th

Location: Schuyler Mansion
32 Catherine Street, Albany, NY
 

 
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Hamilton Fun Run


Fun Run 2015

InShape Fitness NYC hosts their annual Hamilton Fun Run! So grab your running shoes and join in on the event!   


Run Route Detail: As per tradition, the run will end at the Hamilton Grange. Get this year's route information from In Shape Fitness!

Time(s): 8:30 am, Saturday, July 9th 

Location: Hamilton Grange, 414 West 141st Street, New York, NY

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