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Enjoy a ‘Summer of Hamilton’ at the New York Historical Society

The New York Historical Society

170 Central Park West at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street) New York, NY 10024

“Hamilton fever” is everywhere!  The New York Historical Society appears to have the latest case, evidenced by their current special exhibit and numerous satellite events revolving around Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, brought back into our public consciousness by the Tony Award-winning musical bearing his name.

During the Summer of Hamilton, related artifacts and documents from the Collections of the New-York Historical Society and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will be on display throughout the Museum and Library, complemented by a series of talks, educational programs, and family-friendly activities that bring to life the remarkable achievements of the man who, until recently, was mostly known as the face on the $10 bill.

Of special note are the “Hamilton Fridays” offering a myriad of options appealing to visitors of all ages (information below).

Hamilton Fridays
Pay-as-you-wish Friday nights (6–8 pm) will offer visitors additional fun ways to further learn about the statesman and explore the influences behind the musical. Movie versions of the musicals that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda during the writing of Hamilton, such as Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita, will be screened for free. Engaging and interactive conversations with noted historical personalities and storytellers will provide audiences new insights into the role Hamilton played in shaping the United States. RSVP Required, please call 212-485-9268.

Hamiltunes Singalong (Acts I & II)
July 8, 6:30–10 pm, $5
Join us in “the room where it happens” for a singalong to Hamilton’s cast album.

New York History Mysteries Scavenger Hunt
July 15, 6–8 pm
Don’t miss this whirlwind scavenger hunt of the New-York Historical Society led by Watson Adventures!

Alexander Hamilton and Trinity Church
July 15, 6:30–7:30 pm
Trinity Church’s archivist Anne Petrimoulx talks about Hamilton’s spiritual life.

Hamilton Trivia
July 22, 6:30–8 pm, $5
Think you know Hamilton? Show us what you got at this ultimate trivia contest.

Exploring Hamilton’s New York
July 29, 6:30–8 pm
Where can we find New York’s Hamilton stories? Follow authors James and Michelle Nevius on a fun, illustrated journey.

Evita (1996)
August 5, 6:30–9:00 pm
The first in our free series of films that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda while writing Hamilton features Madonna as Evita.

New York History Mysteries Scavenger Hunt
August 12, 6–8 pm
Don’t miss this whirlwind scavenger hunt of the New-York Historical Society led by Watson Adventures!

Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
August 12, 6:30–8:30 pm
Another muscial that inspired Lin-Manuel Miranda, this rock-opera cult film recounts the last week in Jesus’ life.

The Room Where It Happened: Hamilton Connections to the Morris-Jumel Mansion
August 19, 6:30–8 pm
Join us for an illustrated lecture on Hamilton and Burr’s roles in the history of the site.

The 3rd New Jersey Regiment
August 26, 6–8 pm
The 3rd New Jersey Regiment reenacting troop will be stationed at the Museum to answer your questions about life on and off the Revolutionary War battlefield.

1776 (1972)
August 26, 6:30–9 pm
A lively musical film full of entertainment, 1776 shows the Founding Fathers like you’ve never seen them on screen!

For more information on the exhibit and all related activities click here.


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