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Hamilton, Washington, and the Creation of the United States
June 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Register online or call 724.941.9430 #1.
As Hamilton: An American Musical makes clear, it was crucial for Alexander Hamilton to have George Washington “on his side.” Learn about the collaboration between Hamilton and Washington in creating the United States from the Revolutionary War and Constitutional Convention to launching the federal government and America’s financial system. Twenty-five years Washington’s junior, Hamilton acted as both a surrogate son and equal to the nation’s first president. Together, they made history in helping to shape America as we know it. The talk will weave references to songs from Hamilton and the national traveling exhibition, Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant, Patriot, Visionary.
Presented by Denver Brunsman, Associate Professor in the History Department at George Washington University, where his courses include, “George Washington and His World,” taught annually at Mount Vernon. He is a co-author of a leading college and AP U.S. History textbook, Liberty, Equality, Power: A History of the American People as well as the e-book, Leading Change: George Washington and Establishing the Presidency. The recipient of numerous teaching honors, Denver Brunsman was inducted into the George Washington University Academy of Distinguished Teachers in 2016.
In addition, our library will be hosting a National Traveling Exhibit from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – Alexander Hamilton: Immigrant, Patriot, Visionary beginning on June 14 during library hours. More details here.