Hamilton Birthday Celebration 2012
Contact: Mindi Rambo, 212-668-2208
This week marks the 257th anniversary of Alexander Hamilton's birthday. To commemorate the occasion, the National Park Service is holding a birthday celebration at Hamilton Grange National Memorial from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. It is free and open to the public.
During the three-hour event, visitors can explore the historic home, learn about the life and works of this intriguing Founding Father, and talk to a living historian portraying Hamilton. "General Hamilton" will talk with visitors, answering their questions and posing for photographs in addition to sharing "his" experiences and contributions to the creation of the America we know today.
No reservations are required for the event. The bookstore, exhibit gallery and media space are all open, however guests should be aware that access to the historically furnished floor is restricted to 15 people at a time. Due to the restriction, some waiting times to visit that floor may be experienced. Guided and self-guided tours will be available throughout the day.
Hamilton Grange is located at 414 West 141st Street (between St. Nicholas and Convent avenues). Public transportation is available via subway and bus. Please visit www.mta.info to plan your route.
Did You Know?
Martin Van Buren was the first bilingual president. He was raised in a community where Dutch was more common than English reflecting New York’s beginning as a colony of Holland. As a boy he spoke Dutch at home with his parents, siblings, and throughout the Village of Kinderhook.