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Alexander Hamilton Exhibit-Related Events at the Museum

In conjunction with the exhibition “Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon” the National Postal Museum has planned a series of educational programs to help our visitors dig deeper into the life and work of this iconic Founding Father and prescient first Secretary of the Treasury. We hope you can join us for one or more of these informative and entertaining events. Check the museum’s Calendar of Events for exact times and to keep up on changes. Better yet, stay connected to the museum by signing up to receive the museum’s Postmark e-newsletter.

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14¢ Constitutional Convention postal card approved art. Loan from United States Postal Service, Postmaster General’s Collection

Curator Spotlight Tours

Join exhibition curator Daniel Piazza for an informal tour of the exhibition.

  • Friday, June 29 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

  • Thursday, July 5 (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm)

  • Tuesday, July 10 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

  • Wednesday, July 11 (10:00 am – 11:00) - a special talk on the 214th anniversary of the Hamilton-Burr duel

  • Thursday, July 12 (1:30 pm – 2:30 pm) - a special talk on the 214th anniversary of Hamilton’s death

  • Tuesday, July 17 (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

  • Wednesday, July 25 (10:00 am – 11:00 am)

  • Wednesday, September 26

  • Wednesday, October 24

  • Saturday, November 10 - a special talk on Hamilton’s military service and experience with the Society of the Cincinnati in honor of Veterans Day

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Curator Daniel Piazza

Living History: Hamilton, Burr, and Jefferson Interpreters

Historic Interpreters will be joining us throughout the summer to provide an intimate glimpse into the lives of Alexander Hamilton and those around him. There will be two performances each of the dates.

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Alexander Hamilton portrayed by historic interpreter Eben Kuhns
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Aaron Burr portrayed by historic interpreter John Zak
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Thomas Jefferson portrayed by historic interpreter Steven Edenbo

Hamilton and Burr

  • Saturday, July 21 (1:00 pm and 2:30 pm)

  • Saturday, August 18 (1:00 pm and 2:30 pm)

Explore the nuanced and dynamic relationship between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr – both of whom served our young nation as soldiers and statesmen. Follow the twists and turns as their early partnership eroded into discord, eventually leading to the most famous duel in US history.

Hamilton and Jefferson

  • Sunday, July 1 (1:00 pm and 2:30 pm)

  • Sunday, August 5 (1:00 pm and 2:30 pm)

  • Sunday, September 2 (1:00 pm and 2:30 pm)

Experience a lively debate between Hamilton and Jefferson, two pivotal founding fathers who famously clashed over many issues of the day, including the Constitution and its interpretation, state versus federal authority, and the people’s voice in government. This engaging program gives audiences a taste of what the negotiations were really like and demonstrates how relationships and compromise laid the foundation for the still-evolving government we have today.

“Wine & Design” Evenings

A series of Wine & Design evenings that celebrate the Hamilton story through craft activities and informal discussion with museum experts.

  • Thursday, August 9 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm) - Naked Mail (sending mail without envelopes)

  • Thursday, September 13 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm) - Calligraphy

  • Thursday, January 10, 2019 (5:00 pm - 7:00 pm) - Celebrate Alexander Hamilton’s birthday

Information and Tickets

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A participant crafting at Wine & Design

Visit the museum’s Calendar of Events for information on the many fun and educational programs available at the National Postal Museum.