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Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton!

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Jan 11, 2020 11:07:36 AM

Raise a glass to freedom and to one of America's founding fathers!  The founder of our nation's financial system was born in Charlestown, the capital island of Nevis and the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean.  There is some historical debate about whether he was born on January 11th 1755 or 1757.  He went on to become of America's most influential statesmen, a supporter of the U.S. Constitution, and even introduced plans for the U.S. Mint.

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Topics: Philadelphia, Hamilton

"Hamilton the Exhibition" Closing Doors Early in Chicago, Abandons Plan for Traveling Exhibit

Disappointing news for all the "Hamilton" musical fans:  Despite "Hamilton" being one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history, the well-reviewed and highly-anticipated "Hamilton the Exhibition" is closing permanently in Chicago. 

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Topics: Hamilton, Chicago

Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes that Shaped a Nation

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on Jan 23, 2019 11:16:00 AM

Want to check out an extra replica of the Hamilton-Burr dueling pistols?  You can at the newest exhibit at the The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. 

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Topics: National Constitution Center, Hamilton

Book review of Historians on Hamilton: How a Blockbuster Musical is Restaging America's Past

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Oct 10, 2018 6:52:23 PM

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia offers a thoughtful look at the impact of the musical Hamilton in this review of a new book that delves into the topic. 


"The genius of Hamilton lies in its ability to offer both those who have long owned the narrative and those who have been excluded from it a place in America’s foundational story. "

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Topics: Philadelphia, Museum of the American Revolution, Hamilton

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