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CelebrateHAMILTON 2023

July 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - July 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Join the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society on July 15-16 for a wonderful two days of programming celebrating Alexander Hamilton’s life and commemorating his untimely passing. Schedule as follows:

1. Saturday July 15 @ 10:00 am – Walking Tour of Lower Manhattan

Come join the AHA Society on a walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Important destinations include Federal Hall, Trinity Church, Trinity Churchyard, Battery Park, Fraunces Tavern, and others. The Tour is free of charge and lasts approximately 90 minutes, rain or shine. Meeting point provided upon registration. Max. 15 people. To register, please send an email to: sergio.villavicencio@theahasociety.org



2. Saturday July 15 @ 6:00 pm – Gathering at the Hamilton Monument, Weehawken Dueling Grounds Memorial Park
(Hamilton Avenue, Weehawken, NJ 07086)

Join the AHA Society in commemorating the Anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr Duel.




3. Sunday July 16 @ 10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Fife and Drum Performances by Members of the Hearts of Oak at the Hamilton Grange National Memorial
(414 West 141st Street, New York, NY 10031)

Come enjoy live performances and chat with these wonderful historical interpreters and musicians; learn about their instruments and favorite tunes.




4. Sunday July 16 @ 10:00 am – “Alexander Hamilton vs. Slavery” by Author and Historian Nancy Spannaus at the Hamilton Grange National Memorial
(414 West 141st Street, New York, NY 10031)

Drawing from her research on her upcoming book Why American Slavery Persisted, Spannaus will argue: From his first political acts in the American Revolution, to his death, Alexander Hamilton consistently attacked the practice of slavery, both morally and economically. Implementation of his economic principles, as set out in the Report on Manufactures, was essential to ending the evil of slavery peaceably. When we abandoned Hamilton’s American System principles, we virtually doomed ourselves to a Civil War.



5. Sunday July 16 @ 11:00 am – “Hamilton’s Report on Manufactures and Industrial Policy” by Author and Historian Dr. Richard Sylla at the Hamilton Grange National Memorial
(414 West 141st Street, New York, NY 10031)

Both proponents and critics of modern industrial policies–government interventions to correct purported flaws of free markets–sometimes trace the origins of industrial policy in America to Hamilton’s 1791 Report on Manufactures. I draw a distinction between industrial policies and industrialization policies, and I argue that Hamilton’s Report was more about the latter than the former.




6. Sunday July 16 @ 12:00 pm – Reading of the Duel Letters at the Hamilton Grange National Memorial
(414 West 141st Street, New York, NY 10031)

Join the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society and the Hamilton Grange National Memorial in this reading of the letters exchanged between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, building up to the duel that took Hamilton’s life. Letters will be read by historical interpreters and reenactors Scott MacScott as Alexander Hamilton and Kyle Jenks as Aaron Burr.


Scott MacScott has portrayed Alexander Hamilton all over the world. Following in Alexander’s footsteps from his birthplace in Nevis to his final resting place in New York’s Trinity Church, Scott is a compelling historic performer who embodies Hamilton. Driven by a strong desire to further our appreciation for America’s rich history, Scott brings Alexander Hamilton to life each Sunday on a walk through Colonial New York as well as in Virtual Reality for schools across the country. Find out more at www.AlexanderHamilton.Live


Kyle Jenks is a professional interpreter of fourth U.S. President James Madison. His umbrella company American Heritage Living History Productions covers the many aspects of his performance-based educational programs. From writing letters to clients as Mr. Madison, to live appearances, to giving tours in character as Congressman Madison, to acting in his own plays and skits, Kyle has kept his passion alive by achieving the highest level of historical accuracy combined with entertainment value to increase learning retention. On this occasion, he will be interpreting Aaron Burr.




7. Sunday July 16 @ 3:00 pm – Hamilton Remembrance Ceremony and Blessing of the Grave at Trinity Church
(89 Broadway, New York, NY 10006)

Come join the AHA Society, Trinity Church, Museum of American Finance, Hamilton Grange National Memorial, St. Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, Lower Manhattan Historical Association, and others in the commemoration of Alexander Hamilton’s passing with a graveside blessing organized by Trinity Church; remarks by a representative of the AHA Society and the Hamilton Grange National Memorial; Fife and Drum by the Hearts of Oak Independent Militia Company; Presentation of Colors by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; wreaths laid by the National Park Service and the Museum of American Finance; and the National Anthem and Taps performed by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Band Coordinator, Flotilla Staff Officer Louis DiLeo.




July 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am
July 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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