Hamilton on the Hudson 2016

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Held by The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

Lower Hudson River Valley, New York

July 15-17, 2016


Hamilton on the Hudson is a reoccuring program held by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (the AHA Society) to educate about Alexander Hamilton's extensive presence in the Hudson River Valley of New York. Hamilton on the Hudson 2016 was held at historic sites in the Lower Hudson Valley from Friday, July 15th through to Sunday, July 17th as part of CelebrateHAMILTON 2016.

The first Hamilton on the Hudson program was held in July 2013 in the mid-Hudson Valley to commemorate the 225th anniversary of New York ratifying the US Constitution. Thirteen events were held over a period of three days. Learn more about Hamilton on the Hudson 2013.


Scroll down or click below to see the events for:

Friday, July 15th - Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh
Saturday, July 16th - Stony Point and Irvington/Dobbs Ferry
Sunday, July 17th -  Sleepy Hallow and White Plains

Also don't miss more:

CelebrateHAMILTON 2016, July 6-17th in New York and New Jersey


Friday, July 15, 2016

Tour of Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site

Hasbrouck House NewburghTake a tour of the historic Hasbrouck House, George Washington's final headquarters from the Revolutionary War. It was while Washington was stationed here that he corresponded with Congressman Alexander Hamilton over the developments of the Newburgh Conspiracy. 

Admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors/students
 10 - 11 am

Location: Washington Headquarters State Historic Site
84 Liberty Street, Newburgh, NY



Talk: "Hamilton and Jefferson: Competing Visions for America" at Mount Saint Mary College

Hamilton v JeffersonDr. Thomas Oller, lecturer at Boston University and Harvard University, presents a talk based on his history course on Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton called "Hamilton and Jefferson: Competing Visions for America." This talk explores the different philosophies of these two Founding Fathers and what they envisioned the newly-formed United States should become.

Admission: Free
 1 - 3 pm

Location: Media Room at the Desmon Campus, Mount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Ave, Newburgh, NY


Saturday, July 16, 2016

"Storming of Stony Point" at Stony Point Battlefield

Stony Point State ParkThe AHA Society participates in the annual commemoration of the Stony Point Battle (July 16, 1779) at the historic battlefield site. Alexander Hamilton, though not involved in the action of the battle, helped plan the strategy behind the midnight raid on the Stony Point Fort as an aide-de-camp, and visited the site with Washington just after it was successfully captured by the Americans.

Visit Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site on this day to explore a 18th century military encampment and interact with ladies, soldiers, and craftsmen performing camp chores such as blacksmithing and cooking; see musket, artillery, and marching demonstrations; and participate in colonial games and wooden musket drills for children. The AHA Society will also do a short talk about Alexander Hamilton and his connection to Stony Point at 2 pm. 

See event flyer

Admission: Free
 11 - 4 pm, July 16, 2016

Location: Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
44 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point, NY 


Talk: "Alexander Hamilton: America's Indispensable Founder and Visionary" 

Nevis LabsAHA Society President Rand Scholet presents "Alexander Hamilton: America's Indispensable Founder and Visionary," a talk comparing the contributions of seven key Founding Fathers to the key foundations of the United States - the Constitution; Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches; and the economic and financial systems. 

This talk will be held in Nevis, the home of Alexander Hamilton's son James A. Hamilton. The home was named in honor of Hamilton's birth island and today is called Nevis Labroratories as part of Columbia University. It is rarely open to the public, so this is a special opportunity to visit this home.

This event is held in conjunction with the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society and Columbia University at Nevis Labs. 

Tickets: $15 Purchase tickets here.
 7 pm

Location:  Nevis House, 136 S Broadway, Irvington, NY


Sunday, July 17, 2016

"Hamiltons at Sleepy Hollow" Walking Tour 

rsz 1rsz 20160221 131724Did you know that around thirty descendents of Alexander and Eliza Hamilton, including three of their children, are buried in the famous Sleepy Hollow Cemetery? An official tour guide from Sleepy Hollow will provide information about the cemetery, while the AHA Society will share stories about the fascinating lives of the Hamilton children and grandchildren.

Tickets: $22, cash only. Tour tickets can be purchased at the event. 100% of the proceeds of the tour tickets goes towards historic preservation of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
 2 - 3:30 pm 
Location: Sleep Hollow Cemetery
540 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 


Tour of Jacob Purdy House

jacob purdy today 1Take a house tour of the Jacob Purdy House, which served as headquarters for George Washington and Alexander Hamilton for seven weeks during the Revolutionary War in 1778. Today the house serves as the headquarters for the White Plains Historical Society.

See the All Places Hamilton page for the Jacob Purdy House.

Admission: Free
 5 - 6 pm 

Location: 60 Park Avenue, White Plains, NY

2011 Hamilton on the Hudson 2016. (c) 2016 The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society
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