Today, July 29, 2022, marks the one year anniversary of AHA Society Founder Rand Scholet. He served as the AHA Society’s first President (2012-2019) and also served on the AHA Board (through 2020). On this day, we remember his innumerable contributions to the AHA Society with a look back at a few highlights of his leadership.
As Rand would have loved, here are ten picture highlights (since “Hamilton’s a $10”):
The AHA Society held its first CelebrateHAMILTON program in 2012, including a remembrance ceremony at Alexander Hamilton’s final resting place at Trinity Church.
The AHA Society greeting runners who completed the 11-mile Annual Hamilton Fun Run from Alexander Hamilton’s grave at Trinity Church at Wall Street to Hamilton Grange National Memorial. The AHA Society has since become official interpretive partners to Hamilton Grange, hosting a wide range of programming on site.
As part of its 2014 Happy Birthday Hamilton programming, the AHA Society unveiled an image of the newly-christened Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton. Rand and other members were present for the commissioning ceremony for the cutter later that year.
The AHA Society celebrated the opening of the new Hamilton exhibit at the Museum of American Finance in New York City in 2014 with Secretary of Treasury Tim Geithner.
An event at the Morris-Jumel Mansion in 2015 as part of Happy Birthday Hamilton! programming.
Rand and Lin Manuel Miranda with the Hamilton Bobblehead at the Public Theatre after a performance of “Hamilton” before it went on Broadway.
Rand Scholet speaks at the Hamilton Memorial in Weehawken, New Jersey for the anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr Duel as part of CelebrateHAMILTON 2015.
Members of the AHA Society Board presenting Richard Brookhiser with the Hamilton Legacy Award in 2016. The Legacy Award will posthumously be named in Rand’s honor.
AHA Society members and friends at the US Treasury following a talk on Hamilton’s Revolutionary War Service by Michael E. Newton
In 2019, the AHA Society held the book launch for
Discovering Hamilton by Michael E. Newton as part of CelebrateHAMILTON 2019.
Watch some of Rand’s video presentations, including “Hamilton: Washington’s Indispensable Partner” (embed link:
https://www.c-span.org/video/?428319-1/relationship-washington-hamilton) and “The Man vs. the Musical” (embed link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhqWUKQMCes)