Exhibitions on Alexander Hamilton
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Alexander Hamilton Exhibition Database
(Current and Past Exhibitions)
The AHA Society has compiled a database of current and recent exhibitions on Alexander Hamilton open to the public around the country. Each profile includes a description of the exhibition, artifact highlights, and a link to the official exhibition to learn how to visit it. Some exhibitions also include photo albums or articles from AHA Society visits to them.
AHA Society Joint Exhibitions
The following are exhibitions that the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society has co-curated or contributed towards:
Alexander Hamilton: America's Indispensable Founder and Visionary
This exhibition debuted at the Museum of American Finance in New York City in October 2014, with former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner officiating the ribbon-cutting ceremony. John Herzog, the founder of the Museum of American Finance, and Mariana Oller, Chair of the AHA Society co-curated the exhibit, which included many rare Hamilton documents from Mr. Herzog's personal collection.
Alexander Hamilton: First Secretary of the Treasury
This exhibition, which features Library of Congress prints on Alexander Hamilton and his life, was installed at the Pequot Library in Southport, Connecticut 2013-2014 to celebrate the 225th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton becoming Secretary of the Treasury. As part of the installation, rare Hamilton artifacts were also on display at the library. The AHA Society created a companion activity sheet for youth to explore the exhibition.
Exhibition at Columbia University
This exhibition debuted at the Rare Books and Manuscripts Library at the Butler Library of Columbia University in New York City in 2014 and was co-curated by AHA Society Chair Mariana Oller. An article about this exhibition will be shared soon - until then, you can read this article about a previous visit by the AHA Society Board to see Hamilton artifacts at Columbia University.
Online Exhibitions on Alexander Hamilton
#hamildays: A Hamilton-Inspired Journey Through the American Antiquarian Society’s Stack
Through the encouragement of the AHA Society, the American Antiquarian Society curated an online exhibition of the #Hamildays series that originally debuted on Instagram. This exhibition explores the history behind the musical Hamilton through historic artifacts found in the AAS's extensive archives. You can read the AHA Society guest article written by the original curator about her process of discovery during #Hamildays, as well as view the exhibition:
Alexander Hamilton: The Man Who Made Modern America
This exhibition is the online component to the ground-breaking 2004 exhibition by the New-York Historical Society, marking the 200th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's death. The interactive online exhibition includes a log of Hamilton letters, Hamilton quizzes, timelines, and more.
"Mill Mile" Tour at Paterson Great Falls NHP
Available as a self-guided walking tour as well as an online tour, the Mill Mile Tour explores the history and geology of the Great Falls and Historic Paterson, NJ, which was founded by Alexander Hamilton and today is a national historical park.
AHA Spotlights on Hamilton Exhibitions
Capital of Capital: New York’s Banks and the Creation of a Global Economy
Debuting at the Museum of the City of New York in 2012, this exhibition covers the history of New York City's rise as the world's center for banking, including Alexander Hamilton's indispensale role in that process. The AHA Society was given a private tour of the exhibition, and featured it in an article "A 'Capital' Visit to the Museum of the City of New York."