Yesterday was the 209th Anniversary of the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton on the bluffs of Weehawken.
To commemorate this event and to celebrate the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton, the Alexander Appreciation Society (AHA Society) is hosting events in New York and New Jersey July 11th through the 14th.
Thursday, after a fun run in NYC, Hamilton fans gathered in Weehawken’s Hamilton Park to commemorate the duel that took place between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. There were readings of eyewitness accounts and then we walked up to the Hamilton bust on Hamilton Ave.
Mrs. Hamilton was even there for some photo ops!
Did you know that Alexander Hamilton helped found Paterson? On Saturday, the 13th, The AHA Society visits Paterson where Alexander Hamilton helped to establish the first planned manufacturing city in the United States. Activities planned include a tour of the Great Falls and Mill Mile, plus a visit and scholarly talk at the Paterson Museum.
2:30 Meeting location: Alexander Hamilton statue at the Great Falls Overlook in the Paterson Great Falls National Park.
- 2:30-4 PM – Great Falls Overlook, Mill Mile Audio App Tour, and Paterson Museum Highlights
- 4 PM – Scholar talk at Paterson Museum by Dr. William G. Chrystal, “Manufacturing: American Independence”
- Note: If you have a smart phone, download the free app called “Mill Mile-Paterson Nat’l Park” before the event. It is a stunning app!
Then on Sunday, the group moves to Morristown for “Love and War in Morristown” events.
Meet at the Morristown Green at 1:00pm as the AHA Society celebrates the importance of Morristown as a winter headquarters during the Revolutionary War with a full day of activities. Join us as ‘Alexander Hamilton’ himself guides us through his old haunts in the heart of Morristown. Hamilton is portrayed by scholar/author/performer Dr. William G. Chrystal. Come for one or all of the events!
- 1 PM – “Alexander Hamilton” speaks inside the Presbyterian Church in Morristown (57 East Park Place) about his time working at Washington’s Headquarters at Arnold Tavern at the Morristown Green. After, visit sites around the Green, including the location of Arnold Tavern and the Hamilton, Washington, & Lafayette statues.
- 2 PM – Visit to the Schuyler-Hamilton House, where Alexander Hamilton courted his future wife, Elizabeth Schuyler.
- 3 PM – Visit to Ford Mansion, where George Washington and his staff (including Alexander Hamilton) were headquartered for the winter of 1779-1780. Also, inside the Headquarters Museum, we will see a couch that originally belonged to Alexander Hamilton in his home, “The Grange.”
- 4 PM – Talk on “Washington’s Indispensable Founder” by Rand Scholet inside the Washington’s Headquarters Museum.
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