Hamilton In DC 2018

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Hosted by The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

Washington, DC 

May 15-18, 2018

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Our first celebration of Hamilton's life and legacy in the DC Area, and just in time for the musical's premier at the Kennedy Center!

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.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Anderson House: Exhibit, Mary Anne Hamilton Reception & Michael E. Newton Talk

Society of the Cincinnati Hamilton Exhibit SignThe Society of the Cincinnati headquarters at Anderson House near DuPont Circle is currently hosting an exhibit titled, "Alexander Hamilton's American Revolution."

(TIME TBD): Mary Anne Hamilton Reception

A reception commemorating the 35th anniversary of Mary Anne Hamilton's gift of the 200+ year old oil portrait of Alexander Hamilton that adorns the wall off the foyer. Mary Anne is the widow of Hamilton's great-great grandson, and the portrait is a feature not to be missed at Anderson House!

6PM: "Alexander Hamilton's Revolutionary War Service" By Michael E. Newton

In honor of the 235th anniversary of the founding of the Society of the Cincinnati, historian Michael Newton discusses Hamilton's participation in the fight for American independence. Hamilton led the Society of the Cincinnati as its second president general from 1800 until his untimely death four years later. The lecture will last about 45 minutes, with time afterwards for questions.

After Mr. Newton's talk, you will be free to visit the exhibit where artifacts such as an original copy of The Federalist, a mourning ring featuring Hamilton's hair, and newspapers donated by AHA National Hamilton Advocate Antonia Chambers will be on display. Click here for more information regarding the exhibit.

Admission: Free.
Time: 5pm-7pm, May 15, 2018
Location: Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20008

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018 

George Washington University Museum: Exhibit & Talk By Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio

 

Hamilton Newspaper The George Washington University Museum has taken several original newspapers (generously donated by National Hamilton Advocate Antonia Chambers) and turned them into an exciting exhibit titled, "Breaking News: Alexander Hamilton!" with commentary on Hamilton's life and achievements as well as references to the musical.  

For more information regarding the exhibit, click here.

 

(TIME TBD): A Talk On Eliza Hamilton by Nicole Scholet de Villavicencio

 

Admission: TBD
Time: 5-7pm May 16, 2018
Location: George Washington University Museum, 
                701 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Anderson House: Alexander Hamilton's Society of the Cincinnati Eagle Insignia Talk

Deputy Director and Curator Emily Schulz Parsons presents Alexander Hamilton's Society of the Cincinnati Eagle insignia, made in 1784 in Paris. The gold-and-enamel insignia was designed by Pierre L'Enfant and retains its original silk ribbon. Hamilton joined the New York State Society of the Cincinnati at the end of the Revolutionary War and later became the General Society's second president general, succeeding George Washington. Hamilton's Society insignia is preserved in a private collection and is featured in the exhibit as well.

The lecture will last approximately thirty minutes with time afterwards for an up-close viewing of the artifact.


Admission: Free.
Time: 12:30pm May 18, 2018
Location: Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20008

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