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ALEXANDER HAMILTON: SOLDIER, SECRETARY, ICON

May 25, 2018 — March 3, 2019 at Smithsonian National Postal Museum
 

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum explores the extraordinary life of Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) through original mail sent and signed by him in his role as the first secretary of the treasury and portraits of him and his contemporaries on postage and revenue stamps.

Check for tours, talks, and public programs »

dueling pistols From May 25 – September 16, 2018 the exhibition will include the original dueling pistols used by Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr in the 1804 duel that killed Hamilton. This rare public showing marks the first time these pistols have been displayed in Washington, D.C.

Top image: Portrait of Alexander Hamilton on a $5 stamp, issued March 19, 1956