Alexander Hamilton’s Birthday

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Photograph courtesy Morris-Jumel Mansion
Alexander Hamilton
Historian Jimmy Napoli makes the case that Hamilton is more than just the pretty face on the $10 bill (and celebrates his 259th birthday) with the lecture “Alexander Hamilton: The Little Lion” (12:30–1pm; free; reservations are required). A concert of Baroque music recreates a colonial parlor atmosphere (4–6pm; $20; reservations are required).Take the opportunity to look around the museum—Manhattan’s oldest personal residence—which has its own links to the founding father: As Treasury Secretary, Hamilton attended a cabinet dinner there in 1790, and Aaron Burr lived in the home more than three decades after he famously killed Hamilton in a duel.
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