Camp History Summer 2016: Hamilton’s World
September 15, 2016

Written by Shana Fung It’s been a Hamilton-filled summer at the New-York Historical Society and our August Camp History was right on theme! This summer, Camp History was all about Alexander Hamilton, the world he lived in, and the fledgling nation he helped shape. During two separate week-long camps, rising sixth, seventh, and eighth grade…

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Summer of Hamilton Family Activities: Remembering the Hamilton-Burr Duel
July 18, 2016

Written by J.M Wasko On July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton found himself in Weehawken, NJ, looking straight down the barrel of a dueling pistol aimed at him by Aaron Burr. This historic moment was frozen in time by artist Kim Crowley in a pair of statues that depicts the moment before shots were fired on…

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Independence Day Fun at the New-York Historical Society
July 7, 2016

Written by Shana Fung, The New-York Historical Society’s Summer of Hamilton started off with a bang this Fourth of July weekend. On Independence Day, families mingled with Revolutionary War soldiers, ladies from the Founding Era, and Alexander Hamilton himself in between creating tricorne hats, designing festive flags, participating in a singalong with the Hudson River…

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Come Celebrate Independence Day with Alexander Hamilton!
July 1, 2016

Written by Shana Fung, The New-York Historical Society kicks off Summer of Hamilton with a supersized Independence Day celebration on Monday, July 4 with special guest Alexander Hamilton! Families that stop by will have the chance to meet a young lieutenant colonel Alexander Hamilton along with soldiers of the Continental Army, go on a special…

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Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!
January 13, 2014

Alexander Hamilton turned 257 on Saturday, January 11. He was born in 1757 in Nevis in the British West Indies, and by the age of 11 Alexander was working in a local office of the New York trading firm Cruger and Beekman. He kept the paper work in order, handwriting copies of documents, book keeping,…

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