During the Revolutionary War, Alexander Hamilton served as aide-de-camp to General Washington. Living historians from the 3rd New Jersey Regiment, a reenacting troop, will be stationed at the Museum to answer your questions about life on and off the battlefield during the War for Independence. Take a close look at their uniforms and equipment or learn a military drill.
The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, between 76th and 77th Streets
Join Carol Ward, Executive Director of the Morris-Jumel Mansion, for an illustrated lecture on Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s roles in the history of the site—including their presence during the Revolutionary War, George Washington’s iconic cabinet dinner and, in Burr’s case, owner of the Mansion. The program will also touch upon how the smash hit musical Hamilton has affected the museum, where Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote portions of the musical.
Amazing objects associated with the life and death of Alexander Hamilton are the stars on this whirlwind tour of the New-York Historical Society. Your team will follow a trail of clues through special exhibits and answer tricky, humorous questions about the cool stuff you discover. Highlights include Aaron Burr’s death mask, the biggest Picasso in the U.S., surprising folk art, and a whimsical pigeon. No New York history knowledge required: you just need sharp eyes and comfy shoes. The hunt lasts one hour, can be played on any smartphone, and is FREE!
Our free series of films that influenced Lin-Manuel Miranda continues with a cult classic. Jesus Christ Superstar recounts the last week in Jesus’ life in rock-opera format from the point of view of his betrayer, Judas Iscariot.
The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024
Free with Museum Admission on pay-as-you-wish Friday evenings. RSVP to 212-485-9268.
Join us for the first in our free series of films that influenced Lin-Manuel Miranda while he was writing Hamilton—the story of Eva Peron, First Lady of Argentina. More of an opera, it’s a music feast with short moments of dialogue. The film, based on the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical of the same name, features Madonna as the beloved Argentine leader. You definitely need a big screen to capture a voice and story so grand!