Thank you for joining the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and partners for the commemoration of Alexander Hamilton’s birthday on January 11, 2022. Events include the unveiling of a special exhibition on Alexander Hamilton’s portraits in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol and a Hamilton Scholars Virtual Roundtable with an impressive line-up of prominent Hamilton experts via Zoom.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 |
10:30 am to 1:00 pm
Utah State Capitol Rotunda, Salt Lake City, Utah
Portraits of Alexander Hamilton: A Celebration of Hamilton on His Birthday
Join us for a special exhibition and commemoration on Alexander Hamilton’s birthday in the rotunda of the Utah State Capitol. Visitors will have the opportunity to see and learn about the variety of Hamilton artworks, learn about Hamilton, and commemorate his birthday. This is very likely the first time ever that this many Hamilton portraits are on view together, side-by-side.
Items include a portrait of Alexander Hamilton by 19th century American artist Martin Johnson Heade and a life-size bust of Hamilton, finely copied from Ceracchi’s bust of Hamilton, which is regarded as one of the most accurate representations of Hamilton’s likeness and from which many of Hamilton’s portraits are based. The event will also feature a presentation about Alexander Hamilton led by the Utah chapter of The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, and a display of a collection of books about Alexander Hamilton. This event will be coinciding with the January 2022 production of the Broadway musical HAMILTON in Salt Lake City.
This event is organized and hosted by: HamiltonPortraits.org and the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society, with participation from the Utah Department of Cultural and Community Engagement.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022 | 7:00 pm
Via Zoom | Free with Registration
Hamilton Scholars Roundtable
Celebrate Alexander Hamilton’s birthday by joining us for a panel discussion featuring Hamilton experts Richard Brookhiser, Douglas Hamilton, Stephen Knott, Michael E. Newton, Robert E. Wright, and others.
This roundtable will touch upon Hamilton’s early life, his contributions to the founding the United States and the establishment of the country’s financial system, and his enduring legacy.
This is a free event via Zoom. Registration is required. Register here
This panel discussion is presented by the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society in collaboration with the Museum of American Finance, the Hamilton Partnership for Paterson, Revolutionary NYC, the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, the First Families of New York, the Lexington Historical Society, StatutesandStories.com, and the Morris-Jumel Mansion.
About the Featured Panelists:
Richard Brookhiser is the author of Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington and The Way of the WASP. He has also edited and annotated Washington’s Rules of Civility. He is a Senior Editor at National Review and a New York Observer columnist.
Douglas Hamilton is Alexander Hamilton’s fifth-great grandson and an Alexander Hamilton Advocate. He works to educate the younger generations about the accomplishments of Alexander Hamilton and support other advocates of early American History.
Stephen F. Knott is a professor in the National Security Affairs Department. His books include Washington and Hamilton: The Alliance That Forged America, Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth, and Secret and Sanctioned: Covert Operations and the American Presidency.
Michael E. Newton is a historian specializing in the American Revolution and Founding era. Michael Newton is a foremost expert on Alexander Hamilton and the author of The Path to Tyranny, Angry Mobs and Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years, and Discovering Hamilton.
Robert Eric Wright is a business, economic, financial, and monetary historian and the inaugural Rudy and Marilyn Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He is also a research economist at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His books include Hamilton unbound finance and the creation of the American Republic, One Nation Under Debt: Hamilton, Jefferson, and the History of what we owe, and Financial Founding Fathers: The Men who Made america Rich.
Due to the current status of the pandemic, two in-person events planned for Happy Birthday Hamilton! 2022 have been postponed for a later date. Stay tuned for these future events and others by joining our mailing list.
This event with Dr. Luke Thompson, hosted by the St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, the First Families of NY and the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society has been postponed till January 11, 2023.
This event with Dr. Thomas Oller and presented with by Lexington Historical Society and the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society has been postponed till the Summer.